Beef stew

Beef stew

It’s a sad day, we’ve decommissioned our  pressure cooker  for fear of explosions from recent news reports . The pressure cooker was mostly dragged out for a quick 20 minute beef casserole. Found a very similar one on the recipe community for the thermomix ( link above) except we don’t use tomato paste in our pressure cooker stew ( recipe below )   The thermomix recipe for beef stew had 112 favourable comments, a quick 5 minute prep tmx chops the garlic and onion before it sautes. Even better buy the pre -diced beef too. Cooked a little longer (15 mins) than time on the recipe waited for beef to be soft. Also added celery and substituted the peas for snow peas  and the dumplings for boiled potatoes. Will add mushrooms next time. Easy family food .

For my daughters  , here’s the other recipe we normally use in case safe pressure cookers come back .

Our pressure cooker beef stew

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 900g – 1kg cubed beef stew meat
  • 5 carrots, peeled and diced
  • chopped herbs
  • 8 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Tb chicken stock paste
  • 2cups water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • pepper to taste

Sauté onions , saute beef separately, then  add stock , water, and carrots to beef and onions . Add any chopped herbs you wish, cook in pressure cooker for 20 minutes, or casserole dish in oven for 1.5 to 2 hours. Boil potatoes on stove while the stew is cooking. Bring stew to boil and add cornstarch to thicken,  salt and pepper to taste.

Beef casserole