Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is a recipe I adapted from how I make stew in a crock pot/slow cooker. The golden mushroom soup (I use Campbell's brand) makes a great gravy and you don't have to do anything to it. When I make it in the crock pot I don't even add water, I just use 2 cans of soup. The juice from the meat is enough liquid to make a great gravy. My family loves the taste and it is so easy!
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 1⁄2 lbs stew meat
- 1 large onion, cut up
- 4 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
- 4 red potatoes, cut into chunks
- salt & pepper (to taste)
- 1 -2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 8 -12 button mushrooms, rinsed and halved
- 10 ounces condensed golden mushroom soup
- 10 -20 ounces water
- 1 -2 beef bouillon cube (optional)
- Heat oil in bottom of pressure cooker until hot and add the meat all at once (do not turn for at least 1 minute - you really want to let the meat sear
- Stir the meat, letting it brown on all sides. Next, add the onions, carrots, mushrooms, potatoes, salt, pepper, parsley, golden mushroom soup, water and optional beef bouillon(the bouillon gives a stronger flavor)
- Lock the pressure cooker lid in place and bring to high pressure over high heat.
- Cook 15 minutes.
- Cool pot immediately and serve.
- If the gravy isn't thick enough then stir a bit of cornstarch to some cold water (only about 1 T to half a cup of water) and add to the gravy. Bring to a boil and the gravy will thicken.
This was awesome!! I wanted to make something that I could enjoy now, and freeze some for later and this was a great recipe. Very tasty. I did have to thicken it up with cornstarch at the end, but it was great (I like my stew very thick!) Try this you will be very pleased!
So, So good!!! I found my pressure cooker while cleaning out the garage and made this recipe. Now I will be using it regularly if I find recipes as good as this one. Thanks, FoggyBlonde!!!
Just made this really great stew for family and friends...it was great! I hadn't used my pressure cooker in a couple of years and was looking forward to trying again. So simple (not scary). I did change a couple of things, though: I didn't use as many carrots:only used 3 for 5 people (cooked carrots have a stronger flavor, and tends to overpower things to me), and added more mushrooms because I love them. I used low salt beef broth for the water and the bouillion. I think I will try wine next time for a surprise... Again, a really great meal with salad, fresh rolls and ambrosia salad for dessert...