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Pressure-Cooker Spicy Beef Vegetable Stew

This zesty ground beef and vegetable soup is flavorful and comes together so quickly. It makes a complete meal when served with warm cornbread, sourdough or French bread, if you can squeak in a few more calories. —Lynnette Davis, Tullahoma, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + releasing
  • Makes
    8 servings (3 quarts)


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless pasta sauce
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • Select saute setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; adjust for medium heat. Cook beef until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. Press cancel. Stir in remaining ingredients. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 5 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally. Freeze option: Freeze cooled stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add a little water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 177 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 675mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

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  • shelleyjCA2AZ
    Oct 23, 2020

    I was skeptical to see how it would taste...Italian and Mexican combo etc... BUT WE LOVED IT.......I did halve the recipe for husband...just 2 of us here...we each had a nice bowl and eatovers on Saturday....thank you....

  • kelron5
    May 18, 2020

    Great taste, the pasta sauce is what makes the difference.

  • Mark
    May 1, 2019

    Just made this recipe but doubled everything for meal planning. Soup is amazing. Also boiled some macaroni noodles and added after soup was done in pressure cooker to make it a beef vegetable noodle soup.

  • bonito15
    Apr 16, 2019

    What i loved about this recipe it has everything in it that i have in my stock of food - no different things i had to go buy - it is amazing - really good