Pressure Cooker Classic Beef Stew

Pressure Cooker Classic Beef Stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 283.7
  • Total Fat: 9.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 49.1 mg
  • Sodium: 243.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 17.1 g

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Recipe adapted from the book Pressure Perfect by Lorna Sass Recipe adapted from the book Pressure Perfect by Lorna Sass
Number of Servings: 6


    1 Tbsp. olive oil
    1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped onions
    3/4 cup finely diced celery
    3/4 cup finely diced carrot
    1/2 cup red wine (burgandy)
    2 large bay leaves
    3 lbs. beef chuck, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch chunks
    2 tsp. fresh thyme (or 1 tsp. dried)
    Fresh ground black pepper
    2 tsp. balsamic vinegar (opt.)
    2 Tbsp. cornstarch (opt.)
    1 cup frozen peas


Heat oil in pressure cooker. Stir in onions, celery and carrot. Cook over med-high, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in wine and tomato paste. Cook until liquid is reduced by half (about 5 min.). Stir in broth, bay leaves and beef.

Lock cooker lid in place. Bring to high pressure over high heat and cook 16 minutes. Allow pressure to drop naturally about 10 min.

Remove lid and skim off any fat . Stir in thyme and add salt and pepper to taste. Add a little vinegar to intensify the flavor.

Thicken the stew by blending cornstarch with 2 Tbsp. water. Add to hot stew and cook until desired consistency. Stir in the peas.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ZINASP.

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  • 1 cup beef broth, 2 tablespoons tomato paste.

    Have been making this out of Lorna Sass' cookbook. Fantastic recipe.
    - 10/9/13

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  • This is a great recipe to start with, I've substituted frozen peas with 1/4 cup each of Goya low sodium black beans, Pinto beans, small red kidney beans and chick peas. As for broth: 2 tsp tomato paste, 2 1/2 cups of low sodium beef broth and 2 cups of water, it worked great for me! - 11/25/12

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  • This sounds nice, but how much tomato paste and broth is required, as I can't see them on the ingredients list? - 8/9/09

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