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Braised Beef with Carrot and Potato in Pressure Cooker

I seldom cook beef at home except porterhouse steak on grill or pan-fried which is so easy and simple to cook.Other then that I simply not creative or good enough to know which part of the beef is good to make stewed beef dish..Yesterday when I was food shopping at one of the local market I saw roast bottom beef on sale..a pound for $2.39 !! I guess it's a good deal!! I plan to braise the beef in pressure cooker. Usually I just use the pre-packed spices in condiments and I thought I had some at home.Unfortunately this afternoon when I prepare all the ingredients beginning to braise the beef I realise I have none of the condiment at home..Well,now I have to create my own spices for the braise beef..Since I can't eat beef,I try to minims the spices cuz I can't try the justify the taste.Within 20 minutes the braised beef was ready to eat ..That the magic of pressure cooker!! I afraid the beef was chewy or tough,so to make sure the meat disintegrate well,I had to use pressure cooker to braise it!! My daughter and hubby said it's delicious!! Hubby said the seasoning is right not too salty or overpowering .


2 3/4 pounds bottom roast beef,cut to small cube
8 potato,peeled and cut 1/2
4 long carrot,peeled and cut 2 inch each
1 tbsp ground ginger powder
1 tbsp cumin powder
1 tbsp beef bouillon powder
1 tbsp anise seeds powder
1 tbsp ground coriander powder
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp ground black pepper powder
5 cloves fresh garlic,peeled and sliced
3 tbsp oil
1 cup water,plus extra if you want more gravy


1:Prepare pressure cooker with oil and garlic at high heat.Fry garlic until fragrant,then add in cut carrot , potato and beef.
2:Add in all the seasoning and water into the cooker before close the lid and the knob.Mix the seasoning well with meat and liquid.
3:When the pressure cooker "whistling" that mean the ingredients is cooking furiously..Do not attempt to remove the knob while it's whistling..Cook the meat for less then 15 minutes.Remove cooker from heat and slowly release hot air from the knob using long tong or long ladle.
4:When all the hot air was release,slowly open the lid .Check the seasoning..
Serve warm with rice or bread as main dish.
carrot and potato in pressure cooker
bottom roast cut beef
cut into small cube
beef and seasoning in pressure cooker

ready to cover and braise for 20 minutes.


9 comments: said...
November 12, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Your recipe sounds really delicious. I've never tried a pressure cooker before...

Bits said...
November 13, 2010 at 10:03 AM

How nice if I have pressure cooker at home! It makes cooking much easier! :)

Little Corner of Mine said...
November 13, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Looks good. I have still yet to use my pressure cooker. It has been years sitting in my pantry, how terrible!

ann low said...
November 17, 2010 at 8:57 AM

Mmm...those beef looks so good and I also use pressure cooker to braised beef.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
November 19, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Thanks for dropping by:) if you cook daily or regulary,a pressure cooker is a big help,save time and $$$..

bits of taste:
oh!! you should get one if you like to stew or braise meat all the's worth it!!here pressure cooker is not really expensive...of course if you get top line it's cost over $100..Mine is only cost $50..

aiyoo...why not use?? collecting dust?.sometime I also forget to use my PCooker..out of sight out of mine...I usually store mine in the full lioa!! haha!!

Thank you:)

Martha Burns said...
November 24, 2010 at 5:20 AM

It is delicious when cooked properly in electric pressure cooker, but too tough to even chew if you don't.

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November 4, 2011 at 9:40 AM

I tasted this dish a few time ago, and I must say I stayed fascinated. I'm gonna prepare it for tomorrow that I have a special dinner.

Richard C. Lambert said...
October 19, 2015 at 3:12 AM

She's a big fan of her pressure cooker and cranks out beans and grains like nobody's business. Barajas

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