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Spicy Steak Stew Recipe
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Spicy Steak Stew Recipe

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"One night, I was running late and didn't know what to make for dinner," recalls Wendy Hughes, Easton, Pennsylvania. "So I tossed some steak and everything else I could think of into the pressure cooker. It was a great last-minute meal that tasted very good."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups cubed beef flank steak (1/2-inch cubes)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (14 ounces) onion-seasoned or regular beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cups diced peeled potato
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  1. In a pressure cooker, cook steak, onion and garlic in oil until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add broth; simmer for 10 minutes. Add the vegetables, parsley, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings.
  2. Close cover securely; place pressure regulator on vent pipe. Bring cooker to full pressure over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook for 15 minutes. (Pressure regulator should maintain a slow steady rocking motion; adjust heat if needed.) Immediately cool according to manufacturer’s directions until pressure is completely reduced.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into stew. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Steak Stew in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p65

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"This is the perfect combo of spices. My whole family loved it!"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"Very good and quick meal!"

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