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We enjoyed this very much. Added a rue to thicken it up. A few spices would be a good idea. Very good base and easy to tweak to the families tastes. Thanks for sharing.

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barefootmommawv August 21, 2012

I chose this recipe because you just throw everything into the pot (instead of cooking the potatoes separately). I followed it exactly (except added mushrooms as well) and it turned out perfect! The stew was so flavorful and delicious.

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colachef September 20, 2011

This is a very good stew. I use pork (or a beef/pork mix - any cut will do) and sweat the onions and garlic before searing the meat, which I dust with flour. I then deglaze with some red wine, add beef stock, beef or chicken broth, spices, and celery and then bring to high pressure for about 10 minutes (though 5 minutes would be fine). I then open the pot and add liquid (water or broth), potatoes, carrots and fresh mushrooms. I simmer this until the potatoes are done. Additional spices, wine, flour, etc. are fine at this time. Thank you for the recipe. I enjoyed this again tonight, not even noticing that it is well below freezing outside.

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smike February 01, 2011

I love my pressure cooker, always have. This recipe was perfect. the only change I made was salting and peppering the beef chunks before I braised them. Otherwise it was a perfect fit. They licked the pot clean and asked for more!!

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Maeven6 August 11, 2009

This was a HUGE hit even with my picky eaters! Not a drop was left by the time we were done. We used frozen egg noodles in place of potatoes and they turned out just fine. My husband said he thought it needed something, but couldn't quite place it, so I'm sure we'll play around with adding some other type of seasoning to see if we can make it just a bit better. Definitely a keeper!

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D. Duckie December 04, 2010

I just purchased an electric pressure cooker and on St. Patty's Day I wanted to make a beer beef stew! This recipe sounded perfect and the only change I made was a bottle of beer in place of water! I used a package of frozen stir fry strips and was a bit worried since they were long but in less than 15 minutes they had all fallen apart and I used whole baby carrots, baby potatoes, and pearl onions and EVERYTHING was just perfect! At the end I just stirred in some flour...my husband is deployed so I devoured this all 2 meals LOL! Delish! I also added some extra herbs. Will definitely make again! Thanks for making my first pressure cooking experience a good one :)

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Ashley S. March 26, 2010

FAST!! I doubled the meat and used close to 2 cups of water. It was fabulous and my picky kids gobbled and asked for seconds!!

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Chef Wannabe 007 April 21, 2008

I floured the meat before browning because it helps develop a nice gravy as it cooks. Also added some peas, green beans and a small can of spicy V8 and allowed the pressure to drop naturally while making some buttermilk biscuits. It was delicious. Thanks for posting.

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Redox May 04, 2015

Very good. I added a can of drained, rinsed peas and a can of drained, rinsed corn once the cooking was done and closed the lid to let it warm up those veggies a bit. Also, I cooked mine in a mix of wine and water. I try to use wine that is meant for drinking, but that is past its prime or flat, for cooking. As long as it's not a sweet wine, it's probably good to cook with. Thanks for the recipe!

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QOU4LIFE February 22, 2015
Mom's Beef Stew (Pressure Cooker)