Recipe by Kel Kel
"My mother used to make beef stew in a pressure cooker at least once a week. I crave it all the time and have doctored up the flavor so it's no longer just 'meat and potatoes' tasting."
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1 1/4 pounds
beef stew meat, cubed
salt and ground black pepper to taste
potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
peeled baby carrots
Easy, fast and tasty!
Just made this tonight and was fabulous. A few changes like most cooks - omitted the sugar, added 3 stalks of celery, cut in 2 inch segments and didn't coat the meat with flour. Because I had almost double the meat, I browned the beef in divided batches, then added everything else. My 6 qt pot was pretty full so had to remove some liquid to leave the required 1/3 space at the top. ( Very important!) Also thickened mine with cornstarch. All minor changes. Very nice beef stew recipe that went from conception to table in 1 hour! Love it!
Thanks Kelly! ... With our changes to meet our tastes, this is the best beef stew I've ever enjoyed to date! [and we are in our fifties]
We made this particular recipe tonight for supper with the following changes:
- substituted beef broth for water and bouillon, = more hearty flavor profile and less salt
- added 1 3/4 cups of Cotes-Du-Rhone red wine into pot (moderately dry, great body, excellent with beef) it makes the broth robust and hearty in its flavor!
... - cooked onions in pot with broth, wine, 3/4" pieces of celery, garlic and herbs
- after setting aside the browned beef, added mushrooms to skillet with butter to saute' / deglaze = a better "earthy" flavor component, and great with red wine!
Of course the wine alcohol cooks out, with the wine adding to the hearty flavor profile, and leaving just a small wine flavor that only is identified as a final flavor note in each spoonful.
This recipe is now the base recipe for our future beef stews.
Future versions will include:
- adding corn, and green beans(consider deleting celery to control liquids)etc.; for variation at times. (also are excellent versions of a beef stew)
My boyfriend and I absolutely loved this recipe. I made this for the first time and using pressure cooker for the first time. I had double the meat so I doubled the flour, added Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke while it was frying. I added an extra cup of water, an extra bay leaf, 2 extra potatoes 5 stalks of celery and it seemed like a ton of salt!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Kelly's Pressure Cooker Beef Stew
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 141
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