Pressure Cooker Beer Stew Roast

Monday, August 12, 2019
I have to admit I had never used the pressure cooker mode before and boy was I missing out!


This beer stew was the fastest, juiciest meat cooked in this new Crock-Pot Express that I have ever eaten.


The biggest difference between using the slow cooker method is, this pot can sear first so the meat is browned in the same pot and so easy!


After searing in around 4 to 5 minutes, add ingredients, set it and viola, it cooks in 35 minutes opposed to 5 to 6 hours in the slow cooker.


The meat is fork-tender, and adding a little thicken to the pot for 5 more minutes made the juices thick and perfect for dipping your bread in, isn't that the best part?


The crockpot express version has really upped their game with appliances and recently getting this as a gift, I am thrilled with mine.


You can slow cook, pressure cook, steam, make rice and homemade yogurt, brown, saute and much more, all with this one “fancy” appliance.


Our favorite beer beef or chicken stew was always done in a slow cooker, now I can make it in this appliance so much faster using a pressure cooker method!


It has the same features of an instant pot so if that's what you own, then just follow the same recipe ingredients and setting on yours.


Now that I have pressured cooked many foods and very comfortable with that feature, this will be my new favorite fancy appliance all in one!


Make sure you follow the step by step instructions in the recipe card and scroll down to print them off.


Read everything in your manual before starting.





This is a big dish of stew with fresh garden vegetables in a rich beer sauce. The plate has pork roast sliced, potatoes, zucchini, green beans, carrots, fresh plum tomatoes with a fork in there ready to eat on a white plate.









The Roast



I used a pork roast and cut my huge tenderloin in half to make this stew.


I loved the idea of placing a 4 lb roast in the cooker to slice if there were any leftovers, the meat
can still make a great sandwich.


This pork roast was so flavorful and easy to slice, I just can't wait to try it with beef, lamb, venison and chicken breasts in the future.


These vegetables with still firm but so soft inside and the flavors were infused as if it were slow-cooked!




This is a big dish of stew with fresh garden vegetables in a rich beer sauce. The plate has pork roast sliced, potatoes, zucchini, green beans, carrots, fresh plum tomatoes with a fork in there ready to eat on a white plate.






Pressure Cooking Versus Slow-Cooking



Both a pressure and slow cooker making cooking easier, but each does it in a completely unique way.


With the newer appliances out there that are all in one, it makes life easier for you decide what's best for you to use.


That's why I will compare a pressure cooker and a slow cooker if you aren't sure of both functions.


Using pressure or slow cooker has more advantages over using an ordinary pot or a dutch oven for slow cooking.


These are just my opinions, I am not promoting anything or have had any compensation to give those opinions.





Pressure Cooker Functions:


  • A pressure cooker uses a cooking method with pressurized steam. You will find an airtight seal on the top of the cooker which traps the vapor of the boiling liquid inside the cooker.
  • The pressure accumulates inside from the vapor and raises the temperature for cooking more evenly.
  • This process for cooking speeds up the cooking process and while marinating and softening the food effectively.
  • The flavors trap the ingredients into much tastier meals in comparison to other cooking methods.
  • The pressure cooker is fast for folks who have busy daily schedules and can make dinner planning in a moments notice by cooking spontaneously using this method since it cooks 10 faster than slow cookers or stovetop.



this is the crockpot express show the functions lit up on the front




Slow Cooker Functions


  • A slow cooker is much similar to cooking on a stovetop in a large deep saucepan.
  • Slow cooking conducts and traps the heat at the base of the unit which flows up the sides of the cooker to heat and cooks the food inside.
  • There is usually low or high settings, some digital ones have more programming abilities.
  • Slow cookers can take anywhere from 4 to 12 hours of cooking time.
  • The lids on a slow cooker let steam out where a pressure cooker keeps it inside to speed up the process.
  • A slow cooker is great for folks who have lots of time, and since it cooks so slowly, every ingredient blends into the food perfectly to infused those flavors.




this is beer stew on a white plate with vegetables and sliced pork roast




Ingredients You Will Need


  • Pork Roast, Rump Roast, Round Roast, Pork Tenderloin, Lamb or Venison
  • canola or vegetable oil
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • dried oregano
  • dried or fresh parsley
  • basil leaves
  • cloves garlic
  • 1 bottle any kind of beer
  • tomato paste
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • granulated garlic powder
  • Wondra flour or cornstarch
  • potatoes
  • baby carrots
  • zucchini
  • green beans
  • green bell pepper
  • plum tomatoes
  • water, or beef broth






these are all fresh garden vegetables cut up and some whole to show what will go into a beer stew for pressure cooking




Fresh Vegetables



Using fresh vegetables is recommended when making this stew and that's what it was based on.


I always wash and remove skins on the potatoes, carrots and even zucchini, but you can leave them on if you like them with the skins.


Remember you can adapt this recipe and add any kinds of vegetables you prefer.


Be sure to cut your vegetables in pieces that are as close in size as possible. This will help ensure that the vegetables cook evenly.


Using canned are already soft and will get mushy and not recommended.





this is a pressure cooker using the crock pot express beer stew. The beer is being poured over a pork tenderloin roast and fresh vegetables




The Beer



Use any kind of beer you prefer, I like the darker brands for cooking.


It really doesn't matter, that's all a preference.


The beer is a great replacement for flavoring any meat and brings a rich taste to your dish.



this is how to to make beer stew in a pressure cooker recipe and the stew is on a white cutting board and knife with a whole pork roast and fresh vegetables from the stew made in a pressure cooker



Cooking Times



Cooking times may vary depending on the cooking vessel used and methods.


Always refer to the instructions with the Instant Pot of Crockpot Express manual.


This recipe is a guideline of what I used and adapted from my favorite recipe I always made on the stovetop.


You can still use a dutch oven on top of the stove, however, the stew will cook in around 2 hours on a slow simmer.



this is the crock pot express recipe for beer stew with all the ingredients and showing the tomato paste on top with all fresh vegetables in the pot ready to pressure cook




Tips


  • This was recipe was developed by using the pressure cooker method on the Crock-pot Express guide
  • For slow cooking, it takes longer to cook and less liquid
  • For pressure cooking, it takes less time and more liquid
  • Always adjust time per manufacturers instructions
  • Add whatever vegetables you prefer
  • Whole meats are suggested, even whole boneless chicken breast, pork, beef any kind you like
  • Fresh vegetables are always recommended over canned and cook quickly in the pressure cooker
  • Don't forget to close the valve on the pressure cooker method and follow all the steps in the recipe
  • Use a long-handled spoon to open the valve at the end of cooking times, keep face away from the valve when opening to prevent being burned
  • Let the meat rest 10 minutes before slicing.





this is how to to make beer stew in a pressure cooker recipe and the stew is on a white cutting board and knife with sliced pork roast from the stew made in a pressure cooker




Slicing



One of the tips for slicing meat was to always let the meat rest at least 10 minutes after removing from the pressure cooker.


Just sit it on top of a cutting board and wait to slice it with a sharp knife.


I serve the meat with some of the juices and vegetables on the side.


The meat is tender, juicy and perfect for making sandwiches with leftovers.




this is how to to make beer stew in a pressure cooker recipe and the stew is on a white cutting board and knife with sliced pork roast from the stew made in a pressure cooker




Why Sear the Meat?



Though searing serves an important step in cooking, keeping the meat juicy is not the reason.


In fact, cooking meat in a pan over high heat before roasting it in the oven actually leads to moisture loss.


Searing serves the very important purpose of building flavor and texture.


Although meat doesn't need to be browned before it's added to the slow cooker, this step will caramelize the surface of the meat you're using.


I always do this especially using a pressure cooker.


Also, any meats dredged in flour before browning will add body to whatever liquids you are using for the finished dish.


this is the crockpot express show the functions lit up on the front



Close the Valve



For the pressure cooker to work right, you have to remember to close that valve so the steam can build up and pressurize the
unit.


Always use a long-handled spoon to open the valve at the end of your cooking times, and keep your face away for the top of the valve where the steam will release.


That is one step not to be forgotten.




this is the crockpot express show the functions lit up on the front and the steam valve instructions on how to use this pot to cook



Slow Cooking This Recipe


  • Add less liquid(water or broth) by a half a cup
  • Cook on low 6 to 8 hours or up to 12
  • Cook on high 4 to 6 hours
  • Place the vegetables on top of the meat
  • Thicken at the last 30 minutes with flour or cornstarch






this is the crockpot express show the functions lit up on the front




Suggestions


Pressure cooking is easy, however, you need to read all the instructions first for safety reasons.


Each step is important from adding ingredients to the end results.


This method of cooking is easier, fast and you need to keep safe by reading instructions.


You can use any meats, including chicken, just leave the roast or boneless meats whole.






this is the crockpot express show the functions lit up on the front


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this is how to to make beer stew in a pressure cooker recipe and the stew is on a white plate with a fork and all fresh vegetables with sliced pork roast



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This is a big dish of stew with fresh garden vegetables in a rich beer sauce. The plate has pork roast sliced, potatoes, zucchini, green beans, carrots, fresh plum tomatoes with a fork in there ready to eat on a white plate.





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this is how to make beer stew in a pressure cooker

CrockPot Express Beer Stew

Yield: 6
Author:
prep time: cook time: total time:
This is a fork-tender pressure cooked stew done in the Crockpot Express or an Instant pot. This meal can also be done in any slow cooker for an additional amount of time.

ingredients:

  • 1 (4  pounds boneless) Rump Roast, Round Roast, Pork Roast, Lamb or Venison
  • 3 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried or fresh parsley
  • 2 fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, cut into thick slivers
  • 1 bottle any kind of beer 
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • granulated garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons wondra flour or cornstarch
  • 4 cubed potatoes
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 large cubed and cleaned zucchini
  • 2 cups green beans
  • 1 large chopped and cleaned green bell pepper
  • 6 plum tomatoes cut in 4 pieces each
  • 2 cups water, or beef broth 
  • Optional:  1 small onion,  1 cup of any or each: mushrooms,  peas, corn, celery or any other vegetables you like
  • Note: If using Chicken or Pork you can Substitute the broth or gravy for a 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes if too thin still use the cornstarch at the end. If you prefer not to use beer use more broth or chicken stock.

instructions:

How to cook CrockPot Express Beer Stew

  1. Place express crockpot on sear meat mode, saute the meat for 5 minutes on both sides.
  2. Add the vegetables, tomato paste, beer,  spices, herbs, salt, pepper, and
  3. Place the hard uncooked vegetables, like potatoes, on the bottom, then add the roast on top. I also add the peppers on top to flavor the roast.
  4. Place on the meat/stew mode for Pressure Cooker to HIGH.  
  5. and adjust the time to 35 minutes.
  6. Make sure the steam release valve is in the seal closed position.
  7. Press the start/stop button.
  8. After it shuts off, let the unit cool for 15 minutes.
  9. With a long tool keeping your face and hand aways for the steam release valve, open it to release the steam.
  10. Don't force to open the pot unless it open easily.
  11. When it does, add the 2 tablespoons of flour or cornstarch to thicken.
  12.  Around the last half hour, I add the mushrooms and beans or any vegetables already cooked if using canned around the last 30 minutes before it's cooked..
  13. Note: You can also use the slow cooking method instead of by cooking this on high for 5 to 6 hours omitting 1/2 cup of the liquid.
Calories
255
Fat (grams)
4.8
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.6
Carbs (grams)
18
Protein (grams)
29
Sodium (milligrams)
446
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This is a big dish of stew with fresh garden vegetables in a rich beer sauce. The plate has pork roast sliced, potatoes, zucchini, green beans, carrots, fresh plum tomatoes with a fork in there ready to eat on a white plate.




4 comments

  1. Bintu | Recipes From A PantryAugust 12, 2019 at 4:25 PM

    This stew roast looks delicious and the ultimate comfort food! Definitely need to try it

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  2. I love a good pressure cooker beef recipe! It always comes out so tender and just like you've cooked it for hours. Great recipe!

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  3. I'm a big fan of using beer in stews so this recipe is right up my alley! It sounds amazing, and isn't the pressure cooker the best thing ever for this type of dishes? Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This stew sounds fantastic - so many wonderful flavours mingled together, it's bound to be a treat.

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