Quick Beef Stew


Quick Beef Stew

Quick Beef Stew
25 Min

You'll have no beef with this one, 'cause all the pressure is in the pot (and not on you)! Try our recipe for Quick Beef Stew for a fast and hearty helping of down-home, good flavor.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast or steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and cut into quarters
  • 6 carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cup water, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon browning and seasoning sauce

What to Do

  1. In a 6-quart pressure cooker, heat oil over high heat. Add beef, salt, and pepper, and brown, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove pressure cooker from heat. Add potatoes, carrots, onions, broth, and 1 cup water. Lock lid in place and bring to full pressure over high heat. When pressure regulator begins to rock, reduce heat to medium and cook 8 minutes. Remove from heat and allow pressure to drop slowly until steam no longer escapes from vent pipe and pressure is completely reduced.
  2. In a small bowl, combine remaining water, the flour, and browning and seasoning sauce.
  3. Remove lid from pressure cooker and stir flour mixture into stew, cooking over medium heat, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes, or until thickened.


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would i be able to use pork?

You can certainly use pork, yum!

Thanks! It's on the stove right now and the whole house smell wonderful!

Made this yesterday. Delicious! I added about two stalks of celery cut in chunks. Used chicken stock because I was out of beef broth. Added a bay leaf and a sprinkle of garlic. Removed one tablespoon of water and replaced it withred wine vinegar. I used yukon gold potatoes and left the peels on. I will make this again!

Do you have to use mushrooms? Is there anything I can substitute?

Thank you for your question. We are happy to tell you that if you take another quick look - there are no mushrooms in this recipe!

This may sound *silly* but I'm afraid to use a pressure cooker. Will attempt to makein crock pot. THANK YOU. K.

This is a really good recipe,but I used corn starch instead of the flour.Corn starch is smoother than flour and is less likely to clump.I also recomend it for thickening gravey.

I use the old rocker type pressure cooker. It's super to use when you are short on time.

When my grandmother was a young cook there was no such thing as browning and seasoning sauce. To darken gravies and sauces she would use soy sauce. She was a resourceful cook and baker.

Most pressure cookers now have a "gauge" that you put on top and, when the food inside is "up to temperature" the gauge on top starts to "jiggle" - that is when you start your time. No need to worry about pressure pounds! And yes, you can use a crockpot for this recipe - turns out really great, too!

I want to use a crockpot, what is the setting and for how long must I cook it for?

FANTASTIC! Pressure cookers seem to be old school now, but I remember Mom using them when I was young, well,----OK, a long time ago. Anyway, they cook so fast, and flavors seem to mix so well. Can't wait to try this, sounds YUMMY!

have you ever cooked this in an electric pressure cooker

How many pounds pressure? My pressure cooker can se set at 5, 10 or 15 pounds. So I need to know how many pounds to use.

Looks like no one has any idea how many lbs. of pressure is needed. Not good! How can you expect people to make it if you don't give them the proper info?

Generally for beef you want to use 15 lbs. The 10 lb. setting works for chicken, or if you add veggies after your beef cooks.

ljc1224....If you're using a pressure CANNER you will have a pressure gauge on top; if you use a pressure cooker (4 or 6 qt as specifically mentioned), you adjust the rocking of the pressure regulator and cook for time specified. If you folks don't know how to use equipment suggested, keep your comments to yourselves. You end up looking like fools with your criticisms!!

I am so sorry, ljc1224...I meant to address my "smart aleck" comment to eafetter's 2nd comment.

I think I love it. Will try it soon and hope it stays in my recipe box for good.!!!

What is browning and seasoning sauce and can it be made in a crock pot and if so for how long and on lower or higher heat?

Browning and seasoning sauce is Kitchen Bouquet or maybe Gravy Master. I don't know about the crock pot though!

1/2 teaspoon browning and seasoning sauce, what are these two ingredients ?

See reply to agordon50 1191925

What is the browning and seasoning sauce? Where can I buy it or how do I make it?

Browning and seasoning sauce is Kitchen Bouquet or Gravy Master. You can find it in any grocery store near the seasonings, I believe.

Sure can 4 to 6 hour on low and I would add the carrots and potatoes in at the last 1 hour

can I cook this with a crock pot?

Of course you can... this is America !! Just funnin' with you... I'm wondering the same thing as I don't own a pressure cooker.

"10 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast or steak, cut into 1-inch cubes" Is 10 1/2 pounds of beef chuck roast the correct amount? Thanks

It says 2 1/2 lbs, that is Two and a half pounds, I hope this helps.


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