Cuisanart electric pressure cooker & recipe for Beef Stew

05/09/2012 10:00 am · 8 comments

by Ingard

Ingard here, are any of you like me where you have all the intentions of getting that meal in the crockpot and giving yourself 6-8 hours for it to cook properly. I am always scrambling at 3pm trying to figure it out, wishing I could turn back the clock.

Thanks to a benevolent gift giver :). I got one of these time saving, meal making miracle workers and now I can cook those wonderful meals in far less time.

Here is the miracle machine I am referring to.

Cuisinart CPC-600 1000-Watt 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker, Brushed Stainless and Matte Black


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 I am sharing a recipe I modified from the recipe book that is included.

My family gobbles it up every time!

Beef Stew in electric pressure cooker

  • 2-3lbs of Beef ~ chuck or stew meat
  • salt and pepper (or season salt)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (or any oil)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 large parsnips (optional). chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • garlic cloves to taste, finely chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup dry red wine (I didn’t have any so I used Pom Juice)
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf (I added 3)
  • 1/2 cup barley (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 teaspoons Kitchen bouquet (optional ~ for enriched color) ~ not pictured

Select Browning on the pressure cooker and brown beef in stages and remove from pan to continue browning it all!

Change pressure cooker to saute,

and saute onion until translucent

Add parsnips (optional), carrots and celery. Saute for 3 minutes.

Add garlic and potatoes and saute another minute.

add wine (in my case Pom juice) and let this reduce by 1/2.

Then add barley, tomato paste, bay leaf and beef bouillon.

Stir well… add reserved beef and water to pot to fill level found on side of pan.

Set pressure cooker on HIGH pressure for 16 minutes.

Make sure the float valve is set in the pressure position.

Once the timer beeps. you can let it sit and reduce in pressure before serving

or you can do a quick release of pressure (careful this is VERY hot steam)

About 3 minutes before serving add peas and kitchen bouquet (see picture for visual)

Serving size is 1 1/2 cups, serves approximately ten.

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Helen in Meridian
Helen in Meridian

I love my electric pressure cooker. If you soak your beans overnight or while you are running errands, it only takes about 12-14 minutes to cook a pot of beans, or bean soup. I am anxious to try Quinoa and steel cut oatmeal in mine. Not sure how long it will take. i also love to do my corned beef and cabbage in my electric pressure cooker.

Laura @ hip pressure cooking
Laura @ hip pressure cooking

Great job browning the meat before pressure cooking! I'm looking forward to seeing more recipes made in your "time saving, meal making miracle working machine" - cute! Ciao, L


I saw this at walmart last night why we were looking at new electric griddles....It was about $20 cheaper and so tempting.........what an interesting idea and home appliance. Hope it works good and u get a lot of good use out of it :)

Christine Nay
Christine Nay

Yay Ingard! This looks yummy except the peas and carrots that is (tee-hee). What a great appliance!


Ingard - Thanks for the recipe. The beef stew looks delicious!! I am totally stealing it. I could not live without my pressure cooker. I love it! Thank goodness they aren't scary like they were in the 'old days'.

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