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Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Another Version of Beef Stew

Beef Stew

I've made another round of beef stew but this time it's slightly different. I marinaded the beef with some salt, pepper and a few generous dashes of Woscestershire Sauce. In my pressure cooker, I fried the chopped onions, leeks, garlic cloves and celery in some olive oil. Coat the beef in flour and add them into the cooker. Brown the meat evenly to seal in the flavours.

Chopped leek, onion, celery, garlic Beef cubes marinaded

In some water, I mixed in some Marmite and few dashes Woscestershire Sauce. Pour the mixture into the cooker, ensuring there's enough water to cover the meat. Cover and cook as per instructions, in my case, for about 10 mins, before I turn off the fire. Released the pressure followed by the lid and turn on the fire. Add in the rest of the ingredients. This round I added leeks, celery, carrots, potatoes, button mushrooms, oyster mushrooms and tomatoes. Pour in more water covering half of the vegetables. Let it come to a boil, taste and adjust the seasonings with salt. Put on the lid and cook under pressure for another 5 minutes. Once pressure are released, open the lid. Stir the stew and ensure the vegetables are cooked thru.

Celery, leek, carrot Potato Tomato

Button mushroom Oyster mushroom

Again my boiboi refused to eat when I mentioned I'll be serving this for lunch but when I served it and asked him to try, he was game since I served it with bread. As usual he loves it and so did hubby! I guess this time the method worked better as the meat turned out melt in the mouth, plus I've used Marmite lent a lovely taste to the stew. My big pot of stew got finished up by dinner! A first indeed haha...

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LianneK said...

I wonder how this taste like with chicken coz I don't take beef. Worth a try!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said... does look like melt in your easy and convenient sommore..too bad at home pray kuan cant eat beef at hoo..

Unknown said...

the beef stew looks delicious... mmm..i am still thinking if it is worth investing in a pressure cooker. saw a few at Parkson's Subang Parade but they were around RM799 (plus and minus)... but they looked much better than the flimsy ones I saw at places like Carrefour

twosuperheroes said... the looks of your stew, babe.. And I love the fact that you used so many ingredients. Must be delicious! Next time I wanna try cooking this too... :p

Tummythoz said...

Been ages since I last tasted Marmite. Marmite crabs/prawns from restaurants don't count as the taste is weak. Now I'm tempted to get a bottle. Please give more Marmite recipes, k?

FooDcrazEE said...

hmmm.......i was thinking of doing a similar dish but braise instead of stew and using BOVRIL . . .

choi yen said...

I always like to cook some beef dished at home but all my family member don't take beef....

SulynQ said...

deliciously written..gonna try out the chicken version soon...if time permit's...hehe

PabloPabla said...

What cut of beef do you use? Clever of you to use the pressure cooker :D

I am sure it tastes complex as you used many different type of ingredients. Nice!

HairyBerry said...

looks kinda looked like the japanese style curry. minus the worchestershire of course...can wallop with bowls and bowls of rice! ;)

Babe_KL said...

lianne, am afraid the chicken version will taste completely different. let me know how it turned out ok.

joe, yes the meat did have the melt in the mouth texture... yumyum

yozora, next time we go check out some cheaper ones ok ;-)

thanks twosuperheroes... awaiting for your report!

tummythoz, go check my marmite prawns post :p

mike, nowadays Bovril doesnt taste as good as before after it turned vegetarian :( tasted similar like marmite

mimi, perhaps cook smaller portion then

sulynq, pls share your mommy's chicken stew recipe ok when you got it from her!!!

pablo, i've used chuck part and yes the texture and taste were lovely

thanks nic ;-)

Precious Pea said...

OOoo...from the look, i can tell it was tasty! My friend used to stew her beef with bbq and tomato sauce and it was good too.

PabloPabla said...

LOL! Get the chuck meat and chuck them into the pressure cooker. That's nice ;)

Ms One Boobie said...

Yummy..!! i'm gonna try it.. thanks..!!

Babe_KL said...

game to try pea?

hehe hey it ryhmes, pablo!!!

no prob mamabok, this one easy peasy