pressure cooker beef stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 475.3
  • Total Fat: 26.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.0 mg
  • Sodium: 493.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 36.1 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    2 pounds stew beef

    2 cut medium onions
    3 cubed potatoes
    2 cups sliced carrots
    2 sliced celery stalks

    1 bay leaf
    2 teaspoons dried sage
    teaspoon salt
    teaspoon pepper

    Last but not least...
    .25 cup flour
    4 cups beef broth
    2 cups water
    2 tablespoons oil


To prep the beef for browning begin by defrosting the meat (if necessary) and cutting about 1-inch size pieces. Prepare a ziploc bag with flour, salt, and pepper adding the meat and shaking until coated.

Add the oil to the pressure cooker and bring the heat to medium. Add the coated beef pieces when the oil is hot and cook until slightly brown on all sides. This will only take a minute or two.

When browned remove the meat and set it aside on a plate with a paper towel.
With the meat out of the way you now have plenty of room to cook the onions. Heat them until they are translucent and maybe a little browned, about 3 minutes. Next add a little bit of the beef broth to deglaze the pan, making sure to scrape up all the brown bits from the bottom as best you can. Of course you will leave these in... So delicious.
Add the meat back to the pressure cooker, along with the rest of the broth and two cups of water. Top with bay leaf and the dried sage.

Lock the pressure cooker lid in place, and set to high heat until 15 psi has been reached signified by a steady flow of steam from your pressure cooker regulator. When reached immediately lower the temperature to the lowest setting that will maintain pressure (for us that is medium-low) and start the timer for 12 minutes.

After 12 minutes use the quick release method to lower pressure without lowering the temperature of the food too much.
When the pressure cooker has signaled that it has depressurized and has allowed you to unlock it, open the lid carefully place it aside.

Add the rest of the ingredients: potatoes, carrots, and celery.

Replace and lock the lid and bring the pressure cooker back to pressure on high heat. When 15psi has been reached, again lower the heat to maintain pressure. Cook for 4 minutes.

After 4 minutes turn off the heat entirely and allow the pressure cooker to cool using the natural release method - this takes about 10 minutes.

While this is cooling you can get everything cleaned up.

To thicken if needed: Mix 2 tablespoons flour with some water and more salt and pepper in a separate measuring cup or bowl. Wisk in this mixture in to thicken the broth. You can then let the pot simmer for a little while to thicken further, or add more flour/water mixture as needed.

And there you have it. Delicious, hearty, and soul warming easy beef stew made in 30 minutes.

Serving Size: makes 8 servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOONTOES1.

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