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Kelly's Pressure Cooker Beef Stew

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars

"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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55 m servings 535
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place flour in a resealable bag; drop in half the beef cubes and shake to coat. Shake off excess flour and add meat to pan. Repeat with remaining beef. Season meat with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Stir onion into beef and cook, stirring often, until the meat is browned on all sides and onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in sugar.
  3. Combine water, beef bouillon, garlic, bay leaf, parsley, and basil in a pressure cooker over medium-high heat. When bouillon cubes are dissolved, fit the pressure cooker's rack in the cooker (if it has one). Layer potatoes, carrots, and meat mixture in the pressure cooker, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Seal the lid and bring the cooker up to full pressure.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low, maintaining full pressure, and cook for 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Let the pressure drop naturally, about 15 minutes before releasing lid. Transfer the meat and vegetables to a serving bowl and pour pan juices over meat and vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 535 calories; 15.7 65.2 33.4 75 557 Full nutrition

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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 al...

Easy, fast and tasty!

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 ...

Great recipe. The only change I made was using beef broth instead of water.

Very good recipe that can be easily modified per the chef's taste and ingredients on hand. I dropped the sugar and flour. The resulting broth was thinner, which is how I like it. I would not us...

This has become a requested meal in our house.

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 ...

This was delicious!! I made it in the Instant Pot and it was so good! The meat was very tender and the veggies were cooked perfectly. The only thing I did was add some portabella mushrooms that ...

I made this in my Instant Pot® and did all the sauteeing in that instead of on the stovetop. I also used beef stock instead of water and bouillon. After the pressure built, I realized that I com...