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Pressure-Cooked Beef Stew

"'I like to serve this twist on traditional stew with fresh rolls on crusty bread,' tells Joanne Wright of Niles, Michigan. 'The roast and vegetables cook quickly and make a comforting meal.'"
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1 h 5 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. In a pressure cooker, brown roast in oil on all sides. Remove roast. Add cooking rack; place roast on rack. Add 4 cups of water. Close cover securely; place pressure regulator on vent pipe. Bring cooker to full pressure over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high; cook for 40 minutes. (Pressure regulator should maintain a slow steady rocking motion; adjust heat if needed.)
  2. Remove from the heat; allow pressure to drop on its own. Remove meat and keep warm. Pour pan juices into a bowl; skim fat. Remove rack from cooker. Add potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, bay leaves, pan juices and remaining water to cooker. Cover securely; return cooker to full pressure. Reduce heat; cook for 8 minutes.
  3. Immediately cool according to manufacturer's directions until pressure is completely reduced. With a slotted spoon, remove vegetables and keep warm. Discard bay leaves. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with beef and vegetables.


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This is exactly how I make beef stew. I always use my pressure cooker ... even to prep the beef for vegetable soup. There's no better way than this. The meat is fork tender, the veggies are perf...

I must be from a different part of the country, because I would call this recipe "Pressure-Cooked Pot Roast". I was looking for a beef stew recipe, found this one and realized, after making i...

I'm fairly new to the pressure cooker and this recipe was easy, but long. You have to account for the time to heat up to pressure. Also, I will leave out the bay leaves next time. Even my kid...

not enough flavor, to little water for amount of potatos carrots and meat had to double the water

I usually braise our roasts but lately it is hard to find a piece of meat worth the trouble so I thought what the heck lets get out the 10-Qt pressure cooker I have never used. Maybe I can get ...