Beef stew is one of those delicious and hearty meal that is considered the ultimate comfort guaranteed to bring delight to the whole family. When you cook it through the pressure cooker, you will be amazed that the flavors are even intensified even if you cook it for just around 30 minutes. A traditional beef stew recipe can take hours to simmer on the stove but with pressure cooker, it only requires less than 40 minutes. You will be rewarded with a tender and moist beef that is flavored with a thick savory warm sauce.

Start by cutting 1 and 1/2 pounds of beef into cubes. You can use the inexpensive cuts like chuck and the pressure cooker will take care of that. Cut carrots and potatoes about 4 pieces each into chunks. You will use need 1 small onion cut into wedges, 3 cloves of garlic and 3 stalks of celery cut into about 1" thick. Prepare 2 cups of beef stock for the liquid and you can also add 1 small size can of tomato sauce if you wish.

Start cooking by adding around 2 tbsp of vegetable oil onto the bottom of the cooker. Once hot, saute the onion and garlic and start browning the beef. Once it is brown on both sides, add the liquid (beef stock and tomato sauce) and the cover securely with the lid. Once you hear the cooker sizzle or if the indicator valve says the pressure is build up already, set your timer to 20 minutes.

Once the timer is done, release pressure either through automatic release or by running cold water on the lid. Add the rest of the vegetables and drop about 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce plus salt and pepper to taste. Cover it with the lid again and cook for around 15 minutes more.

Serve with brown rice or bread.

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