Pressure Cooked Beef & Veggies With Mustard and Bacon

By Peter Alfieri Posted: January 15, 2009

Where else can you get delicious beef, potatoes, and veggies cooked in less than 18 minutes?? Watch out Rachel Ray!! I bring the world a speedy 18 minute ensemble that'll blow the delish off that 30 minute meal of yours! I now bequeath to the world this 18 minute masterpiece, worthy of some food TV network endorsement; along with my own bastardization of the english language with the word Fantabulous (fantastic fabulous). Okay, I'm stepping down from my soap box, and hoping that modesty will once again possess me where egotism has just reigned. I hope that my energetic words will inspire you to make this dish and see for yourself just how fantabulous this dish really is.

Difficulty (Scale from 1-10): 5

Serves: 4-6

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes


2 pounds of cubed steak

1/2 cup or more of Kosciusko Spicy Brown Mustard (or any spicy brown mustard)

2 teaspoons of garlic powder

salt to taste

black pepper to taste

1/2 package of sliced bacon (about 1/2 pound)

tooth picks - cooking grade

1/4 cup of olive oil

one large Vidalia onion - quartered

4 carrots - skinned

4 medium sized Yukon gold potatoes


Lay cubed steak flat and spread mustard so it fills the crevasses and leaves a thin coat on the beef. Then lightly sprinkle garlic, salt, and pepper.

Next, place a strip (or more) of bacon on the beef so there is only one layer of bacon, trim any excess bacon hanging over the sides of the beef. Do this for all the pieces of beef.

Roll steak (bacon side up) and secure with toothpicks. Repeat for the remaining pieces of steak.

Over medium heat, in the pressure cooker add olive oil, rolled beef pieces, onion, carrots, and potatoes; potatoes may be quartered to make them fit into pressure cooker. Close pressure cooker top and place percolator on top (remember to follow manufacturers recommendations). Once steam starts to release and pressure cooker percolates, lower heat to a minimum temperature that keeps the pressure cooker percolating.

Start timing when percolation starts; cook time is about 8-10 minutes (you're pressure cooker may vary), then remove from heat. Remember not to open the pressure cooker until it cools and the pressure is relieved!! Follow your manufacturers recommendations.

Remove beef, veggies, and potatoes then serve.

Enjoy your meal!

Peter Alfieri is the host of the cooking show: Buon Appetito Providence, Pete cooks many different foods from several geographical areas; his specialty is Italian food which is also featured on the TV show. Be sure to check out other recipes on the show's website.

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