Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

THE meal of my childhood.... Easy pressure-cooker soup/stew that is delicious for the whole family.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season beef with salt and pepper.
  2. In a pressure cooker, brown stew beef in olive oil for about 5 minutes or until all sides of beef are browned (high heat).
  3. Cover beef with enough water to be submerged- but not too full.
  4. Place lid on pressure cooker and cook for 20 minutes on high heat. ~The bobber/steam release should go wild!
  5. Lower heat and give pressure cooker a swirl- to release any pieces that may be stuck to the bottom and cook for an additional 30 minutes on medium-low heat.
  6. Take cooker off of flame and let cool (follow your cooker's instructions- mine says to place under running water until bobber recedes.).
  7. Open lid and stir with wooden spoon.
  8. Add frozen veggies, tomatoes, potatoes to pot. Re-cover and cook on medium heat for 25 minutes.
  9. Cool off cooker- again- open lid and add handful of macaroni. At this point, you may either replace lid and cook for additional 5 minutes, or keep lid off and cook pasta to al-dente. You choose.
  10. Season with more salt and pepper and add tabasco to liking.