Rich and tasty! In the pressure cooker this beef stew is made in a quarter of the time it might otherwise take.
Preparation : time to cube the beef, chop the veg
Cooking time : 30 mins
Ingredients: serves 5
700g beef, cubed
1 or 2 onions, sliced
1 and 1/2 tbsp plain flour
1tbsp Worcester sauce
1tsp dried mixed herbs
squirt of ketchup ( about 1tbsp)
400ml beef stock ( 2 cubes)
handful of mushrooms, chopped
optional : diced carrots
How to: Put a drop of oil in the pressure cooker, heat and brown the meat. Add the onions followed by the flour. Stir everything together. Next add the Worcester sauce, herbs and ketchup and give everything a good stir. Add the stock, mushrooms and carrots if using. Stir all together and put the lid on the cooker. Bring up to pressure and cook for 30 mins. Release the steam and season if necessary.
This produces a stew where the beef cubes melt-in-the-mouth and the gravy is slightly thickened – not as runny as milk, but not as thick as yoghurt! To change the consistency either add more flour or more stock.
This freezes well and can either be defrosted on the counter for a few hours or in the microwave before being reheated in a pan on the stove.