If you look over pressure cooker reviews, then you’ll notice a trend. It seems like the review always talks about how well the cooker makes stew. One reason for this is because it seems like most cookers were made for this very task. They just do the job so well.
Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of good stew recipes designed for pressure cookers. That is why I am going to give you one today. I am going to tell you how to make a great stew that is not only quick and very easy, but also very nutritious. Just follow these steps and enjoy a great pressure cooker staple.
One thing that you need to realize however, before you begin is that stew has to be cooked in stages in the pressure cooker. If you try to just throw a bunch of ingredients into it and cook it all together, then you are going to end up with a stew that has under-cooked meat and over-cooked mushy vegetables. So the first thing you are going to need to cook is the meat.
We are going to begin cooking the meat outside the cooker. We are going to put some olive oil in a pan and then when it is heated, add our stew meat. Make sure that you brown the stew meat thoroughly. After you have done that, add some wine and scrap the sides of the pan to get all of the residue released and into the wine. Now add the meat and the wine to your pressure cooker.
Now you’ll need to make sure the cooker has adequate liquid in it and cook it for about 15 minutes. After it has finished cooking for this period of time, release the pressure from the cooker using a quick-release method. Now you can begin to add the vegetables.
Vegetables such as potatoes and green beans a decent amount of time to cook, so they should be added to the meat next. Throw them in and cook them (with the meat still in there) for about 8-10 minutes. Once again, you are going to release the pressure using the quick-release method.
Have you followed these steps so far? Good, you are just about done with your best pressure cooker stew. Now all you have to do is add the soft veggies that cook the fastest. Vegetables such as mushrooms and celery. Throw those in and cook the entire mixture for an additional minute.
After you have completed all of these steps, what you end up with is a stew that is hearty and delicious and only took about 25 minutes to make. Make yourself a plate and you will quickly see why so many talk about making stew in a pressure cooker. It turns out beautifully.