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Pressure Cooker Beef Curry

Delicious and complex flavors from this Pressure Cooker Japanese Beef Curry Stew in less than one hour! No more standing over a hot stove for hours.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time39 mins
Total Time49 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jill Selkowitz


  • 2 pounds Chuck Roast or Stew Meat cut into large chunks
  • 1 large Yellow/Brown Onion roughly chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves Fresh Garlic minced
  • 3 cups Fresh Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 large Apple grated or 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Clover Honey optional
  • 2 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Cremini Mushrooms assorted
  • 2 large Potatoes cut in quarters
  • 5 large Carrots cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 box Curry Blocks (mix em up)


  • Select Sauté or Browning on your Pressure Cooker and allow to fully heat.  Add oil to the Pressure Cooker cooking pot and add in the Onions and Beef Chunks.
  • Give them a quick stir, just to coat the Meat and Onions with the Oil and then turn off Pressure Cooker.  Add water, Worcestershire Sauce, garlic, salt, apple and honey.
  • Lock lid and close Pressure Valve.  Cook at High Pressure for 25 minutes.  When Beep sounds, turn off Pressure Cooker and allow a 10 minute Natural Pressure Release.
  • Remove lid and drop in the curry blocks. Mix until melted. Add potatoes, carrots, mushrooms and mix through.
  • If you want to add Rice to make this a One Pot, Pot in Pot Meal, add a Trivet and a Pan of Rice/Water.  See, my Pressure Cooker Pot in Pot Perfectly Cooked White Rice recipe for measurements.
  • Lock lid and close Pressure Valve.  Cook at High Pressure for 4 minutes.  When Beep sounds, allow a 10 minute Natural Pressure Release.


If you are in a hurry, skip the browning step.  It is not necessary, just ups the depth of flavor a bit.
The "Hot" curry mix gives a deeper, fuller flavor, but not a spicy, heat.
You can use whatever vegetables you like. If you use pumpkin and/or sweet potato in place of white potatoes, then omit the honey.
Ginger is good for another taste.
A piece of chocolate adds a richer taste.
Mix it up anyway you like and try it various ways.
Curry is good served over Japanese short rice. Jasmine rice, spaghetti, pasta, udon noodles and even toast.