One of my favorite ways to cook quick Paleo meals is to use my pressure cooker. This invention truly amazes me… to learn more about what a pressure cooker does, click here. For a video demonstration on how to use a pressure cooker (featuring Robb Wolf!), click here.
There are so many fantastic things to make with a pressure cooker. My favorite so far is Beef Stew. If you have beef for stewing, chicken stock, and some vegetables, you can make beef stew in less than 30 minutes.
Last night I made a variation of my Fall Beef Stew. Instead of mushrooms and yellow squash, I added a bunch of chopped kale, and it was fantastic!
Here is the basic template for Pressure Cooker Beef Stew:
1. In the bottom of the pressure cooker, saute 1 chopped onion in coconut oil (beef stew just IS NOT beef stew without the perfect flavoring of onions).
2. Add beef and brown.
3. Add any vegetables that would normally take a LONG time to cook (root vegetables like carrots, etc), and cover with chicken stock.
4. Seal pressure cooker, wait for the regulator to rock, and set a timer for 20 minutes.
5. During that 20 minutes, cook (boil, saute, etc) any other vegetables you wish to add. I boiled sweet potatoes in chicken stock until soft.
6. Once the 20 minutes have passed, place the pressure cooker in a sink 1/2 full of cold water. When the pressure monitor releases, remove the lid.
7. Add any vegetables and seasonings that you like (last night I added kale and stirred until it was a little wilted/soft).
Here are a few of my other favorite pressure cooker yummies… I’ll be adding more soon!