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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Quick and Easy Pressure King Pro Beef and Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe


Beef and Butternut Casserole, a quick and easy pressure king pro recipe from Mandy Charlton, a photographer and blogger based in the North East


A few months ago my life was revolutionised by the Pressure King Pro, a cooker which means you can cook a good beef casserole in 30-40 minutes and achieve the exact same effect as cooking one in the slow cooker for 6-8 hours.

Here's what you'll need to make an easy beef and butternut squash casserole in the Pressure King Pro in just 40 minutes.

  • 400g of Braising Steak
  • 1 chopped small butternut squash
  • 400 ml of beef stock
  • 1 small swede
  • 1 small pack of turnips
  • salt, pepper and Worcester sauce, season to taste

Put all of the ingredients in the pot, switch on to the casserole setting for 40 mins and essentially that's it, this is the easiest recipe you'll ever cook. I love to serve mine with Yorkshire puddings but a good crusty granary bun or a chunk of bread and butter would also be the perfect addition to this delicious beef casserole.

You could also experiment with different veg, but if you want to include green veg then I would cook for 35 mins, then put the green veg in and do a final five minutes otherwise they will just collapse into goo! Sometimes I like to add potato as well but thought the casserole was hearty enough without it yesterday.

The Pressure King Pro (PKP) has been the biggest revelation in my life, I should say that this isn't an ad or a sponsored post, I just genuinely love it. I can cook an entire chicken in 25 minutes, you can cook a frozen chicken in an hour (I haven't tried that yet) and I cooked a gammon in 20 minutes at Christmas. We even did pasta in five minutes and although pressure cooking has been around for years, I'm pleased to say that this new way of doing it isn't as dangerous as your mum's old stove top pressure cooker which threatened to blow at any given minute. It doesn't even really make a sound other than when you open the steam valve at the end. You can even slow cook in it but I'm not sure why anyone would do that when you can have a whole hearty meal, like this amazing beef and butternut squash casserole, in around half an hour.

Obviously, if you don't have a Pressure King Pro you could use this recipe in your slow cooker but allow around 4-6 hours for the perfect beef casserole. 

Do you have a Pressure King Pro? I'd love to know if you do and if you have any recipes for it that you love do let me know about them in the comments.

While you're here, why not check out my quick and healthy lasagne recipes?
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