Pressure Cooker Beef Stew

Pressure Cooker Beef Stew

6 servings

1 hour

Ingredients

  1. 2 LBs beef stew meet
  2. 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1/2 tsp black pepper
  5. 1/4 cup cooking oil
  6. 1 medium celery stick
  7. 1 large onion
  8. 3 cloves fresh garlic
  9. 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  10. 3 1/2 cup cups water (or beef broth)
  11. 2 1/2 Tbsp beef bouillon
  12. 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  13. 1 lb potatoes (cut into large chunks)
  14. 2 large carrots
  15. 2 dried bay leaves
  16. 1 1/2 Tbsp corn starch
  17. 1 1/2 Tbsp cold water

Steps

  1. 1
    Combine 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 1/4 cup flour and coat beef with mixture.
  2. 2
    Saute beef in oil until browned (no need to cook all the way through) once browned set aside.
  3. 3
    In pan that browned meat cook celery, onion, tomato paste, garlic.
  4. 4
    Turn off saute setting, add 3 1/2 cups beef broth or water and 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  5. 5
    Add browned meat back into instant pot, along with carrots and potatoes and bay leaves. combine well
  6. 6
    Close lid, close vent, set to pressure cook on high for 35 minutes then let naturally release for 10 minutes then quick release
  7. 7
    Remove lid and set to saute
  8. 8
    Make corn starch slurry out of 1.5 Tbsp corn starch and 1.5 Tbsp cold water combine well then add into simmering beef stew
  9. 9
    Stir well to thicken, turn off heat and serve