Deconstructed Amish style cabbage rolls with sauerkraut, recreated as a hearty autumn stew in the instant pot or pressure cooker.
Pressure Cooker Amish Cabbage Patch Stew
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
My recipe of the day with the blogging group #SoupSwappers is for Pressure Cooker Amish Cabbage Patch Stew, which goes with the monthly theme of comforting Fall stews.
For me, autumn isn’t complete without cabbage rolls in one form or another. My favorite kind includes a bit of sauerkraut, as I learned was best from the St. Augustines church in Waynesville Ohio, which hosts the Ohio Sauerkraut festival every year.
Making this as a stew changes up the ground beef (which is actually usual for a Cabbage Patch Stew) to chunks of tender stew beef, which I really prefer, but otherwise, the flavors are all there.
It is easy enough to do in the Instant Pot, which I know we all love to have more recipes which utilize that.
Not a bite was wasted in our home, even with a small family. If it is even possible, this tastes even better the second day (same thing with chili that gets better as it sits).
This really is a one pot meal unto itself, as you won’t need anything else except desserts. What is your favorite dessert to have with anything that contains sauerkraut? Would you be surprised to learn that for me, it is actually more sauerkraut? Don’t be shy about that recipe- it tastes remarkably like coconut pie. Same texture too. I got over being squeamish about kraut and sweets a very long time ago. Going to the kraut festival taught me that there is no bad way to serve kraut, provided you know how to do it. One of these days when I get time I’ll post the chocolate sauerkraut fudge. It is nomnom too.
Or perhaps you’d like a yummy sauerkraut nut bread with your morning coffee?
Comforting Fall Stews
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Pressure Cooker Amish Cabbage Patch Stew
- 2.5 pounds stew beef chunks
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 1 (11.5 ounce) can tomato juice
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with liquid
- 1 (14 ounce) can sauerkraut, undrained
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon caraway seed
- 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 1 pound cabbage, chopped
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/3 cup cold water
- Season beef with salt and black pepper.
- Brown stew beef chunks, celery, onion, garlic in the instant pot on the saute/sear setting.
- Stir in the tomato juice, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes with liquid, sauerkraut with liquid, paprika and caraway seed.
- Place lid on instant pot and close, sealing the valve.
- Turn the pot off to disengage the sear function, then turn it back on and set to manual for 30 minutes.
- After the beep at 30 minutes, use a long handled wooden spoon to open the valve, keeping your fingers away from the steam to do a quick release.
- Let the steam vent off until it subsides, about 5-10 minutes, before opening the lid.
- After you open the lid, mix the cornstarch with cold water and stir that into the stew along with the rice.
- Place the cabbage on top of all that (but don’t stir it in- it just steams on top).
- Return the lid to the instant pot and close the valve.
- Turn the pot off and on again and set to manual for 10 minutes more.
- At the beep, allow the stew to cool down for thirty minutes without opening the quick release valve. This allows it to release naturally without pushing thickeners into the valve from the quickly escaping steam (which might clog it).
- After 30 minutes is up, open the valve to make sure all steam has dissipated, then stir the cabbage into the stew and serve.
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