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Pressure Cooker Chinese Beef Stew with Daikon and Carrots

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Pressure Cooker Chinese Beef Stew with Daikon and Carrots

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 70
  • Total Time: 90
  • Serving: 8


2½ lbs (1.1 kg) Beef Cross Rib Simmering Steak, cut into 1½-inch (4 cm) cubes

2 tbsp (30 mL) canola or sunflower oil, divided

1 large onion, chopped

1½-inch (4 cm) piece fresh gingerroot, thinly sliced

6 cloves garlic, minced

⅓ cup (75 mL) beef broth or water

3 tbsp (45 mL) EACH hoisin sauce and soy sauce

1 tbsp (15 mL) dark soy sauce

1 tsp (5 mL) five spice powder

3 whole star anise

1½ lbs (750 g) daikon radish, cut into 1½ -inch (4 cm) pieces

3 large carrots, cut into 2-inch (5 cm) pieces

¼ cup (60 mL) cold water

3 tbsp (45 mL) cornstarch


2 green onions, chopped


1. Pat beef dry with paper towel. Preheat electric pressure cooker on sear/sauté function. Heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil in pressure cooker pot. Brown beef, in batches, turning until browned all over. Transfer to a plate; set aside.

2. Add remaining 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil, onion and ginger to pot; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add beef broth and bring to a boil, scraping up brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Stir in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, five spice powder and star anise. Stir in daikon, carrots and beef with any accumulated juices.

3. Seal the pressure cooker lid and make sure the vent is closed. Set the pressure to HIGH and time for 35 minutes.

4. When the timer beeps, let the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure.

5. Combine cold water and cornstarch until smooth; stir into stew. Set the pressure cooker to Sear/Sauté and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 2 minutes or until stew is slightly thickened. Discard star anise. Season with salt to taste. Stir in green onions.

Another option is to use Beef Blade Simmering Steak instead of Cross Rib .