Friday, December 28, 2012

Beef Stew in the Pressure Cooker

This is sooo good and quick and easy.  This has become a family favorite!

1 ½ lb beef stew meat
3 TBS oil
2 large potatoes
4-5 large carrots
1 large onion
1 can green beans with liquid
2 cans diced tomatoes with liquid
2 TBS cornstarch
1/3 c cold water or beef broth
Cut the beef stew meat into bite size pieces. Do the same with the potatoes, carrots and onions. Heat the pressure cooker over medium high heat. Add the oil and stew meat. Stir and cook until the meat is well browned all over. Add the potatoes, carrots, onion, beans with their liquid, and tomatoes with their liquid. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place the lid and weight on the pressure cooker according to your manufacturer’s instruction. Heat on medium high setting until pressure is achieved (weight begins to rock gently and steadily). Continue cooking for 15 minutes. At the end of the 15 minutes cooking time, reduce the pressure immediately by running cold water on the top of the pressure cooker. When pressure releases, open the top of the cooker and place it back on the stove. Combine the cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl. Bring the stew back up to the boil, add the cornstarch and water and stir until thickened. Serve over rice or noodles.

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I did add a couple of shakes of worchestshire sauce to the meat as it browned.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Boil 3 chicken breasts – shred
Mix chicken with Fred’s red hot sauce, until orange
2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese and one pkg dry ranch dressing
Spread cream cheese mix in 8x11
Top with chicken mix
Cover with 16 oz of sharp cheddar sprinkle cheese
Bake 350 for 30 minutes

Everyone has a verison of this.
This is from my friend Marcia, our 4 boys will clean the pan!