Pressure Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

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!

Throw these ingredients in your pressure cooker and you have a beef stew that would normally take and hour or more to do on the stove and you don’t have to stir or babysit the pot!

2 lbs stewing beef
1 tsp salt (more or less to taste)
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/4 cup flour
2 tbsp olive oil

2 cup beef broth
3-4 medium potatoes cut into big chunks
3 medium carrots cut into big chunks
3 ribs celery cut into big chunks
Handful green beans cut in half
1 chopped onion (I omitted this, but it is excellent in this)
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp rosemary
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce (more or less to taste)
2-3 cloves garlic minced
2 tbsp tomato paste

Sprinkle salt and pepper over beef pieces.
Add flour to big bowl or ziplock bag and the seasoned beef
pieces. Shake until coated.
Remove the pieces from the bag and discard any unused flour in the bag. There should be enough flour sticking to the cubes to thicken up your stew.
Using the saute function on your cooker, heat the oil and brown the pieces of beef. Just a bit of colour will do, you also want the brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
Add the beef broth and tomato paste and stir.
Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.
Add lid and pressure cook on high for 30 minutes. I let mine sit for 10 minutes afterwards before releasing pressure.
If you are using a Cosori brand cooker, select the “meat/ stew” button and press “on”
If your stew is not thick enough for your taste, turn on the saute function on your cooker and heat until boiling, stir in a little cornstarch and water mixed together until thick enough (2 tbsp water mixed with 1 tbsp cornstarch, you may not use it all).


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