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Granny’s Quick and Easy Homemade Stew

Granny’s Quick and Easy Homemade Stew

Preparation and cooking time approximately 35 minutes

1 package stew meat
4 or 5 medium size white skinned potatoes
2 cans diced tomatoes w/ garlic and onions
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can sliced carrots
1 can french cut green beans
(You can add more or other vegetables if preferred.)
1/2 cup Barley
Italian or favorite Seasoning
Salt and Pepper

Sprinkle stew meat w/meat tenderizer
Place meat in pressure cooker w/enough water to cover meat
Cook for about 17 – 20 minutes. Leave water in with meat.
Wash potatoes and dice, leaving skin on
Cook potatoes until soft
Drain off half of the water from potatoes
Add potatoes and water into pressure cooker with meat
Add tomatoes,
Drain off liquid from vegetables, then add to with Barley to meat and potatoes.
Sprinkle in some Italian seasoning.
Cook on medium heat with lid off for about 15 minutes
Add salt and pepper to taste

I usually eat on this for several days. The barley and potatoes will often absorb the liquid. so when I reheat a bowl full I add a little water and perhaps a half teaspoon of butter. This makes a huge amount of soup and you can freeze some.