Beef Stew, Pressure Cooked
Heat the cooker.
Add shortening. Brown the meat. Add the vegetables, stewed tomatoes, and water, and place over the meat.
Close the cover securely.
Place pressure regulator on vent pipe and cook 10 to 12 minutes with pressure regulator rocking slowly.
Cool cooker at once. If desired, make a paste of 1 tablespoon flour and ¼ cup of water and stir into stew to thicken.
Another method of preparing stew is to cook the meat separately 8 to 10 minutes, then add the vegetables and cook 5 more minutes with the presure regulator rocking slowly.
Mixed Spice: 1 part garlic powder, 1 part onion powder, ½ part black pepper.
Mix well before measuring and adding to the recipe.