Quick and Easy Beef Stew Recipe:
Quick and Easy Beef Stew Recipe: during the winter months (meaning November, December, and January here in Seattle), I get in the mood to slow yummy cook dishes that I dote over lovingly – dishes that bring me through the long winter nights.
But once February rolls around, and the daffodils bloom, and the days are noticeably longer (and warmer), the sunlight calls me to come outside to play. My fading interest in slow cooking is a sure sign that springtime is arriving.
So now that I’m into quick and easy, I wanted to share the quickest, easiest beef and root vegetable stew with you. Ever.
This beef stew took me 10 minutes to prepare. Chop. Chop. And Chop. Once the pressure cooker was whooshing away, I was free to bike, play fetch with the dog, sit in the afternoon sun, and read, whatever, for the next 40 minutes, only to return to a delicious, savory stew.
Beef Stew Recipe
Pressure cooker (that’s the secret to “quick” in this recipe)
- 1 – 1.5 pounds stew meat, cubed (from grass-fed, happy cows!)
- One large onion, cubed
- Two parsnips, sliced.
- Two celery stalks, sliced
- And two carrots, sliced.
- 2 cups beef broth
- 2 cups water
- Put all ingredients in a pressure cooker. Stir it all up with a big spoon. Make sure ingredients fill no more than ½ pressure cooker.
- Start your pressure cooker according to its directions. Once the pressure cooker is pressurized and quietly hissing away, set the timer for 40 minutes and play.
- Really, off you go – do something you enjoy.
- Come back when the timer goes off, turn off the stove and either let the pressure release slowly on its own or place the pot in a sink of cool water.
- When the pressure is released, open the cover, and you should find a delicious stew with tender, moist beef and tasty root veggies.
Be creative. In its simplicity, this recipe is very forgiving. I didn’t add any seasonings (I was in the quick mindset). No salt, no pepper, nada. And it was great. I might have added a tomato or two if they were handy. Chop up veggies that you have on hand, throw in some spices to suit, and you are good to go.
The high-energy cooking tasks listed above are perfectly possible with the Cuisinart Pro Custom 11 Cup Food Processor.
The ultimate cold night meal, this Beef Stew, goes perfectly with any favorite Home-cooked Meal or even favorite Home-baked Dinner Recipe. This dish is so easy to make. I mean, it is as easy as cooking a beef stew. Just throw some veggies in a pot, brown them up, add some spices and cook over an open fire. Feel like you are in the middle of summer all over again.
What if there were a way to make beef stew without having to use any special cooker? Well, there is. I have discovered the easy beef stew recipe that I used to make beef stew for my family last week. It came from someone who makes their food in their kitchen but has managed to make it taste better than any deep-fried meal I’ve ever had.
This easy beef stew recipe is called the chuck roast. A chuck roast is simply a beef roast, but instead of using the standard method of cooking the beef in a pot, you use a large wooden rack for cooking it over an open fire. The meat on the top is roasted briefly at high temperatures.
The meat is very tender but not falling apart on being cooked. I make this recipe once a month because it is a delightfully satisfying dish, especially served with potato salad and green bean fries. 
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