If this amount of meat is more than your household will eat in a meal, you can cut the amount of meat down - the only thing to remember is that you must have the appropriate amount of liquid called for in your pressure cooker manual for it to cook properly.  This sauce is spicy, smoky and delicious - leftover beef could easily be frozen, the sauce could be frozen - it would be delicious added to chili as well tacos and nachos just for starters.

Ingredients we used:

  1. - 15 ounces Round Steak (we had 2 steaks; one 7 ounce + one 8 ounce), Rub with chili powder and refrigerate up to overnight for extra flavor

  2. - 1 Tablespoon vegetable or canola oil

  3. - 1 (12 ounce) bottle Corona Light beer

  4. - 1 Chipotle Chile in Adobo, no need to thaw if frozen  (I freeze once open a can)

  5. - 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion flakes

  6. - 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder

  7. - 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder

  8. - 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  9. - 1 teaspoon liquid smoke

  10. - 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano  (www.penzeys.com)

  11. - 1 teaspoon hot sauce

  12. - 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  13. - 3 dried bay l eaves

For serving:

  1. - Cooked Red Beans

  2. - Cooked Rice (of choice, click here for several recipe options)

  3. - Diced red onion, parsley, etc., for garnishing (optional)


Heat the oil in the pot of your pressure cooker.  Sear the beef until brown on all sides.  Remove to a plate and set aside.

To the pot of the pressure cooker, pour in the beer (it will foam like crazy).  Add the remaining ingredients (minus red beans and rice) and stir with a wooden spoon to release the browned bits from the bottom of the cooker.

Add the beef and any accumulated juices back into the pressure cooker.  Lock the lid in place and cook over High Pressure for 25 minutes.  Release the pressure naturally and open the lid, tilting it away from you to avoid any escaping steam.

Transfer the beef to a serving platter and scoop out the chipotle chili and bay leaves to discard.  Bring the cooking liquid up to a simmer while you are finishing the beef.  Remove any excess fat from the beef, slice or shred.  Return the sliced/shredded beef to the pot to coat in the sauce.

To serve - layer the rice and beans on a serving dish and spoon beef and sauce over the top.  Garnish with onion, parsley, etc., as desired.  ENJOY!!!