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Greek pressure cooker beef and orzo stew

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Greek pressure cooker beef and orzo stew


  • Place the pressure cooker over high heat.
  • Cut the beef into large pieces and add them to a bowl. Add 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper, and mix.
  • Add the beef pieces into the pressure cooker and sauté for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
  • Finely chop the onion and the garlic and add them to the pressure cooker.
  • Add the cinnamon, bay leaf, tomato paste, and sauté. Deglaze with the wine and, as soon as it is evaporated, add the bouillon cube, chili flakes, sugar, canned tomatoes, thyme, water, oregano, salt, pepper, and mix.
  • Seal with the lid, lower the heat to medium, turn the safety valve to the proper pressure indicator, and boil for 40-45 minutes.
  • As soon as it is done, turn the safety valve so that the pressure cooker depressurizes. Alternatively, turn off the heat and allow 5-10 minutes for the pressure cooker to depressurize on its own.
  • With a slotted spoon, remove the beef from the pressure cooker. Add it to a plate, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside.
  • Leave the pressure cooker with the sauce over low heat, add the orzo, 4 tablespoons olive oil, and boil for 15-20 minutes by stirring constantly.
  • Serve with finely chopped parsley, grated feta cheese, olive oil, pepper, and salt.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
23 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
14 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
14 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
16 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
5 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
102 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
7 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
13 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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