This hearty beef stew tastes like it’s been simmering all day, but it only takes about an hour when using the electric/multi-use pressure cooker to prep – and most of that time is hands-off cooking. With the pressure cooker, the beef is tender in a fraction of the time of the traditional recipe, with all the flavour of traditional oven-braising. This comforting stew paired with Furlani Soft Rolls will draw the whole family to the table.
Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 1¼ hr | Total Time: 1½ hr
Stew can also be prepared without an electric pressure cooker. Prepare in a Dutch oven and once carrots and potatoes have been added, bring broth to a boil, then cover with a tight-fitting lid. Transfer to a preheated 350°F oven to cook for 1¼ hours or until beef is very tender. Set Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Whisk 2 tbsp EACH cornstarch and water together until smooth and slowly stir into stew. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened and glossy.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
Preheat electric pressure cooker on the Sauté function. Season beef all over with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tbsp oil in pressure cooker pot. Brown beef in 2 batches, turning and adding remaining oil as needed, until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate.
Add onion, garlic, and seasoning to pot. Cook, stirring for 4 to 5 minutes or until starting to soften. Stir in broth, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and bay leaf, stirring up any browned bits from bottom of the pan. Return beef to the pot with any accumulated juices. Stir in carrot and potatoes.
Seal the electric pressure cooker lid and make sure the vent is closed. Set the pressure to HIGH and set time for 35 minutes. When the timer beeps, let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Quick release any remaining pressure.
Combine cornstarch with 3 tbsp cold water. Return electric pressure cooker to the Sauté function; bring to a boil. Gradually whisk in cornstarch mixture; return to a boil. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened and glossy.
Prepare Furlani Caramelized Onion and Sage Soft Rolls according to heating instructions. Serve warm on the side to sop up every last bite of this delicious goodness. Enjoy!