Pressure-Cooker Beef Stew

Pressure-Cooker Beef Stew

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From: EatingWell.com, July 2018

Using a pressure cooker is a great way to slash time from dishes that typically take hours. The beef in this rich and flavorful stew is melt-in-your-mouth tender in only 30 minutes.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound beef stew meat (such as chuck), cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces button or cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 1½ cups low-sodium beef broth, divided
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 turnip, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1-2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Preparation

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  1. Heat oil in a multicooker using sauté mode. (No sauté mode? See Tip.) Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper; add to the pot, along with tomato paste. Cook, stirring, until the beef is no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Add onion and mushrooms. Cook, stirring, until the mushrooms have lost their liquid, about 7 to 8 minutes more. Add wine and cook until reduced slightly, about 2 minutes. Add 1 cup beef broth, carrots, turnip and thyme to the pot. Turn off the heat. Close and lock the lid. Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. Release the pressure, remove the lid and return the pot to sauté mode until bubbling.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ½ cup beef broth and cornstarch in a small bowl. Remove the thyme from the stew. Add the broth and cornstarch mixture to the pot and cook, stirring, until the stew is thickened, about 1 minute. Serve, garnished with parsley, if desired.
  • Equipment: Electric pressure cooker (multicooker)
  • Tip: No sauté mode? In Step 1, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, salt, pepper and tomato paste. Cook, stirring, until beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add onion and mushrooms. Cook, stirring, until the mushrooms have lost their liquid, about 8 minutes more. Add wine and cook until reduced slightly, about 2 minutes. Transfer ingredients to the pressure cooker. Add 1 cup beef broth, turnip, carrots and thyme to the pressure cooker and proceed with recipe. After you have released the pressure, transfer the stew to a large pot and bring to a simmer. Add the broth and cornstarch mixture and cook, stirring, over medium heat until thickened, about 1 minute.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate stew for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 4 months. Thaw, if necessary, and reheat before serving.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 319 calories; 13 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 38 mcg folate; 73 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 5,237 IU vitamin A; 13 mg vitamin C; 64 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 520 mg sodium; 1,082 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (105% daily value), Iron (22% dv), Vitamin C (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean protein, 2½ vegetable, 2 fat

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