How to Pressure Cook Memaw's Vegan Beef Stew in the Instant Pot

You’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

How to Pressure Cook Memaw’s Vegan Beef Stew in the Instant Pot

This vegan beef stew works for anyone having trouble finding Gardein Beefless Tips and Better Than Bouillon No-Beef Base for my original Memaw’s Vegan Beef Stew recipe. Even I had to make do with what I had available to me when trying to make it. OH! And this time, I pressure cooked the beastless meal in three minutes instead of slow cooking for three hours. WOOTWOOT!

Makes 8 servings

10 white mushrooms, quartered
2 big celery stalks, chopped
1 big onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups vegetable broth
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
5 small Russet potatoes, peeled & cubed
5 small carrots, sliced ¾-inch thick
1 package Gardein Beefless Strips

1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Press [Saute] to heat up inner pot, then add mushrooms, celery, and onion with enough broth to cover the bottom of the pan. Sauté the vegetables until the onions become translucent. If the inner pot becomes dry before the onion is tender, add a few tablespoons of broth. Add minced garlic, cook one minute.

Add potatoes, carrots, beefless stips, vegetable broth, liquid smoke, oregano, thyme, mustard, ground bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Stir to distribute spices evenly. Cover with lid then turn lid clockwise to lock into put. Align the pointed stop of the steam release handle to point to “Sealing” to prevent losing any liquid.

Press [Manual], use [-] button to adjust cooking time to 3 minutes. Use natural release method to allow pressure to go down on its own.


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