Monday, June 30, 2014




2 pounds Beef (stew meat, chuck roast, or other cut), cut into 1″ cubes
3 tablespoons Olive Oil (extra-virgin, or lard, or vegetable oil) Not shortening! (shortening is 100% trans-fats and is very unhealthy)
1/2 cup Flour
2 teaspoons Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
2 cups Water (with Beef Base or bullion, or 2 cups Beef Stock)
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 tsp dried Rosemary
1/2 tsp Thyme
1 Bay Leaf
1 cup Onions, minced
1 Garlic clove, minced or prepared
6 Carrots (about 2 cups), cut into 1″ pieces
4 Large Potatoes (about 3 cups), cut into 1″ pieces
1 cup Peas, or Celery cut into ¾” pieces

Stock the Pot & Pressure Cook

  1. Mix Flour, Salt and Pepper in a large bowl. Add cubed Beef and roll until well coated.
  2. Add Olive Oil to pressure cooker, then add the coated Beef and remaining flour.
  3. Press “Brown” button on Control Panel of NESCO® 6 Qt. Digital Electric Pressure Cooker. The light will start flashing and display will show “0.0″. Leave lid off while browning.
  4. Press ‘START.STOP‘ button to begin heating. Indicator light will stop flashing.
  5. Add Beef and turn every 2 minutes until browned. When Beef is browned (do not drain), add Water, Paprika, Rosemary, Thyme, Bay Leaf, Onions, and Garlic.
  6. Place lid on cooker and turn counter-clockwise until it locks into place and Locking Pin ‘clicks’ into place.
  7. Turn Pressure Regulator Knob to “Pressure” or “Seal” (see note below).
  8. The set Pressure Button on Control Panel on “LOW“. Set desired cooking time by pressing the ‘LOW’ button once for each minute or hold down continuously until desired time is reached. Set to 10 minutes.
  9. Press START/STOP button to begin cooking. Indicator light will stop flashing. Cooker will begin to count down (in minutes) and Floating Valve will rise after appropriate cooking pressure has been reached.
  10. When time control reaches zero, cooker will beep 3 times and switch to the WARM setting automatically.
  11. Press START/STOP button to make sure unit is completely off. Turn Pressure Regulator Knob to “STEAM” or “VENT” (see note below) in short bursts and allow pressure to release.
  12. Remove lid and add remaining ingredients (Carrots, Potatoes, Peas or Celery).
  13. Replace and lock lid onto cooker, set to ‘Pressure’ and cook another 10 minutes on “LOW“. After cooker beeps indicating cooking time has been reached, turn off, unplug cooker from outlet and follow Step 11.

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