In a previous post I made rice pudding in a Pressureking Pro that my hubby got for his birthday. As its a rainy Sunday and hubby isn’t feeling well and needs comfort food I thought it was about time I made something savoury in it,
So here we are at 3pm on said rainy sunday afternoon with only my fridge, freezer and cupboards for supplies and I need to rustle up something that is tasty and satisfying.
I found some frozen braising steak in the bottom of the freezer. Further investigation gave me a leek, some celery, carrots, a small suede and a sweet potato and I had 2 packs of mashed potato (dont hate me) in the fridge.
I defrosted the beef in the microwave for a couple of minutes just to start the thawing process but apart from that the recipe is all cooked in the pressureking pro.
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 500g braising steak
- 1 tbs flour and tsp smoked paprika mixed
- 1 large red onion
- 2 carrots
- 1 leek
- 3 stalks of celery
- 1 small suede
- 1 sweet potato
- 2 tsp herbes de provence
- 1 pint beef stock (I used hot water and beef bouillon)
- 1/2 tin chopped tomatoes (or add a splash more water and a squirt of tomato puree)
- generous glug of port
First prep your veggies…
- Roughly chop your onion,
- Thickly slice your carrots, celery and leek.
- Peel and cube the suede and sweet potato
Next prep your beef…
- Turn the pressureking pro on to the stew setting then add in the olive oil and garlic
- Toss the beef in flour and paprika then brown
- Take out the beef and set to one side
now prepare your stew
- With the setting still on stew add in the veggies and herbs and toss until they begin to soften.
- Add in the chopped tomatoes (or puree), beef stock and port
- Throw the beef back in and hit the stop button
- Pop the lid on tight and set the steam release to close
- Hit the meat button and adjust up to 30 minutes
- When its finished its cycle allow to release steam naturally (should take about 15 minutes)
- take off the lid and stir – if it needs thickening add a couple of teaspoons of gravy powder (mine didn’t but everyone likes stew differently)
serve with Mash and, if you have them, green veggies