30-Minute Beef Stew in a Pressure Cooker

Just because I have time to cook all day, doesn’t mean I want to.  Or maybe we need a meal ASAP before we head out the door.  This has got to be one of the coolest pans ever!  Meet the Fissler Blue Point Pressure Pan Set.   You can grill, sear, saute, steam and pressure cook in this one pan.  Whew, that’s a mouthful! It’s no lightweight either!  Very heavy pan obviously built to lastFissler is some high quality, German Cookware that is making it’s way to the good ol’ USA with a punch!

This time around, I decided to use the pressure cooker feature.  I read in the manual that when you are releasing steam, it’s not hot.  It was right!  I was leery but I stuck my hand in front of the steam (but please don’t do this at home people) and it’s wasn’t hot at all.  Now that’s a SAFE pressure cooker for sure!

This is a 4.2 quart size skillet and I must say, my Beef Stew recipe was enough to feed 8 so I had no problems fitting it all into this pan whatsoever.  For those of you who don’t know this; pressure cookers not only cook faster, they keep your food’s flavors, minerals, and vitamins where they belong,…in the food! And with the basket for the steamer, you can also cook healthy.  So cool!

Okay, to the recipe!

30-Minute Beef Stew


  • 1.5lbs stew meat
  • carrots
  • potatoes
  • Tomato Sauce


Since my stew meat was thawed and in small pieces right out of the package, I threw all ingredients in together. Yep, ALL of them.  If you have round steak that you are cutting up or even using a little frozen, I recommend you cook the meat, carrots and sauce together first for about 20 minutes and then throw in the potatoes for the final cooking minutes.

I cooked mine for 30 minutes!  No shorter, no longer.  The thing about beef stew, is that it creates it’s own flavors and by using the pressure cooker, even more natural flavor was there.

That’s got to be the easiest meal ever!  The pressure cooker worked like a charm and the release valve worked perfectly and cleaning up was easy as pie.  I couldn’t ask for an easier recipe with a better pan! 

Do you pressure cook?  Would a pan like this fit into your cooking lifestyle and what feature would you use the most?  Steamer, fryer, searer, or pressure cooker?

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  1. 1

    I would love to try one of those pans! I have a very old, very large pressure cooker…and have never used it. I am kinda scared of it so I just haven’t ever gotten brave enough to.

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    Kelby says

    Hello. Wow, the idea of beef stew in 30 is very cool! I don’t have a pressure cooker, but now I am pretty intrigued. As far as what feature I would like, I actually would love to steam with it to for veggies, etc.

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    Jenna says

    I’ve never used a pressure cooker before but these look very durable and the concept of grilling in one would be sweet!

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    Jennifer says

    Oh wow I so want one of those, you should see the way I make beef stew lol Looks good, now off to see what to have for dinner….

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    That’s a cool pan. I’d love one this size. The Pressure cooker I have is a big one, I’ve never seen a little one before. I make pot roasts and corned beef in my pressure cooker usually. I like the fact it has a regular cover to use it as a “regular” pan too. =)

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    Lisa says

    I’d love to try one of these. I’ve never had one but it looks super easy to use and anything that saves me time is a good thing.

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    JMom says

    That is an awesome pan! I pressure cook a lot because I have an hour or so to prepare dinner by the time I get home from work. Having a pressure cooker has saved us from having dinner at 11 p.m. tons of times :)

    That it’s also a steamer and fryer, that pan is just the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time. I also stir fry a lot and that pot looks like it’s big enough to double as a wok too.

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    I would love a steam cooker. I agree with the I’m home, but never have time to do a huge meal. I’d LOVE the pressure cooker element! Imagine the healthy foods I could put together– the veggies I could steam quickly and easily, the quick sautees… Oh,my, NOW I REALLY NEED THIS PAN!

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    Rita Jackson says

    I have an old pressure cooker. I used it a lot when my boys were living at home. I would like to try this new style of cooker. I would use the steam feature the most, I want to eat more vegetables!

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    Dorene says

    My mom cooked with a pressure cooker when I was growing up, but I never have…I couldn’t see where you can purchase one of these..can you let us know?

    Thanks for always bringing us the best information and recipes!

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    Julie S. says

    Wow, you have my mouth watering looking at your delicious beef stew! I’ve never tried a pressure cooker before, but anything that can cook such wonderful, healthy meals as this in 1/2 an hour is for me! I wonder if they need any product testers? ;)

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    Chrissy says

    I have this pan and I must say that it is the coolest thing ever. I have never pressure cooked before but just like A Cowboy’s Wife, cooking beef stew in 30 minutes was the thing that won me over. Now I do chili, chicken and dumplings and even a pasta in it. I received my pressure pan as a gift but I know you can get it online at Amazon and Neiman Marcus. Every kitchen needs this pan!

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    Kathy says

    We are trying to eat healthy these days so I would say the steamer sounds like a great feature. I like what you said about how pressure cooking keeps the vitamins & minerals in the food. That

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    Jackie says

    Your pictures make me hungry and that pressure cooker looks like it could cook up anything! Got an extra one laying around anywhere? lol

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    Anna says

    Yum, beef stew! The weather is getting to that point where I’m ready for soups and stews.

    This pan looks like the perfect thing, like it could do everything. I have a pressure cooker, which I’ve never used because I’m paranoid I guess. I really should try it.

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    Laurel says

    You know I have not used a pressure cooker since I have lived at home, this sounds yummy.

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    Tom Aarons says

    This look so perfect for one fo those slightly chilly autumn or spring days!

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    Ben says

    I have a pressure cooker but all I ever seem to use it for is beans. I like beans – but stew is better. I’ll try this.

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    patsyk says

    That beef stew looks great! I love my pressure cooker and plan to start using it again now that school activities are back in full swing! I love it!

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    Carolyn says

    Which size can of tomato sauce did you use?

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    Julia says

    I have a 1954 Presto pressure cooker and it is FABULOUS. Hands down my favorite pan! anything that normally takes a long time to cook takes just a few minutes. I recently bought my brother a lovely new one and while it doesn’t have all the features yours does, I must confess I’m having pannus envy!