Yes, I am not Julia Child, just a humble home cook using my experience to simplify complicated recipes and add my own twist to them. I adore Julia; however, I can’t spend hours and hours, even overnight to make this dish. Therefore, my version takes way less hours (pressure cooking baby) and tastes great.
Julia must be so upset with me, smile, Oh Well, I still adore her! Now, don’t get me wrong though, when I have time and company coming over, I make Julia’ clasic recipe but for now it’s my speedy version, smile.
WARNING: USE YOUR PRESSURE COOKER ACCORDING TO THE MANUFAFTURER DIRECTIONS.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 30 to 45 minutes
Approximate Cost: $19.91 or $3.32 per serving
Difficulty Level: X Easy ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced
Servings: 6 med size servings (or 4 large size servings)
1 lb. beef for stew meat cut in 1” pieces ($4.97/lb.)
1 lb. pork tenderloin, cleaned and cut in cubes (or any other tender pork cut) ($5.00)
¼ cup of Angie’s Basting oil (see my link below) to season & sear the meat ($1.55)
2 tbsp. Angie’s Dried Seasonings (see my link below) (.35)
½ bag organic rainbow carrots, peeled and cut at an angle ($1.40)
3 med size Idaho potatoes ($1.30)
1 large onion, chopped (I did not use the traditional frozen pearl onions) (.40)
5 cloves of garlic (chopped) (.30)
1 can of Goya garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed (.99)
¼ cup of tomato sauce (.35)
1 cube of Molido/Sofrito (.35)
1 cup beef broth (.65)
1 cup red wine ($2.00)
2 bay leaves (.15)
½ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped for garnish (.15)
Clean and cut the meats, place them in a bowl and add my basting oil and dried Seasonings. Toss until it is evenly coated. Set aside for about 30 minutes.
When ready to cook, add the meats to the pressure cooker to brown a bit.
Add the chopped onion/garlic to the pot and cook until transparent and light golden.
Add the red wine and cook until it evaporates a little. (about 4-5 minutes.)
Add chickpeas, carrots, potatoes, tomato sauce, Molido/Sofrito, beef broth and bay leaves. Stir. Now is time to put the lid on the pressure cooker and cook on med-high for 30 to 40 minutes.
When ready to serve garnish with parsley.
Angie’s Dry Seasonings: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/family-life/oven-roasted-bacon-chicken-and-angies-seasonings
Angie’s Basting Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.