Grass Fed Beef Hash with Turnips and Onions

Grass Fed Beef Hash with Turnips and Onions (Serves 6-8)

The newest meal in my collection of comfort food recipes is Grass Fed Beef Hash with Turnips and Onions. I made it with a pound of ground beef and a pound of stew beef, but you could make it with either one. I added Roasted Asparagus to increase the color on my plate, but lots of side dishes would work.

Prep and cook time: 50-60 minutes

Ingredient list:

1 pound of ground beef (mine was frozen)
1 pound of stew beef (mine was frozen)
2 sweet yellow onions
4 turnips
2 cups of chicken broth
Avocado oil
Ground coriander
Red chili powder
Ground cumin
Garlic powder
Salt

Directions: Add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil to pressure cooker over high heat. Chop onion into bite-sized pieces, add to pot, and cook 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Dust generously with salt and garlic powder. Peel turnips and chop into bite-sized pieces.  Add turnips to pot with 2 cups of chicken broth. Add ground beef and stew beef. If your meat is frozen (like mine), wait for things to heat up a bit (5 minutes or so) so you can break the blocks of meat into smaller chunks with a wooden spoon or spatula. Once you can separate the stew beef and divide the ground beef into small sections, add a generous dusting of salt, garlic powder, ground cumin, red chili powder, and ground coriander. Lock top on pressure cooker. Increase heat to high. After achieving high pressure (may take 5-10 minutes), reduce heat to the lowest level consistent with maintaining high pressure. Cook under high pressure for 15 minutes. Turn off heat, allow pressure to come down naturally (about 10 minutes), and remove top. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the beef and vegetables to a plate. Enjoy!

Notes: My chicken broth comes from pressure cooking a whole young hen submerged in water and seasoned generously with salt, garlic powder, turmeric, ground cumin, and red chili powder. If you use store bought chicken broth, you may need to add more spices to get as much flavor as I do.

Thawing meat is not necessary before cooking in a pressure cooker. I simply ran cold water on my block of meat to make it easier to remove its packaging and got on with it. The guideline I use to pressure cook beef is 12-15 minutes per inch of thickness. Ground beef and stew beef is less than an inch thick, so I cook it 15 minutes under high pressure.

Cows raised on grass are healthier than cows raised on corn and soybeans. The resulting meat is lower in fat and higher in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. Grass fed beef is increasingly available directly from ranchers. I bought the beef in this story at the Alpharetta Farmers Market from Bobby and Jennifer deGraan of deGraan Farms in Calhoun, Georgia. I like knowing the people who raised my supper. I liked it so much that I bought four shopping bags full of meat this past Saturday.

I love my Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Top Pressure Cooker 7.4-Quart that I ordered from Amazon.com (check it out in my “Store.”) After reading a bunch of pressure cooker reviews, I decided to spend a little extra to get the one the New York Times described as the Mercedes-Benz of pressure cookers. Kuhn Rikon is a Swiss company. Pressure cookers are so popular in Switzerland that the average household has three!

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  1. I really love turnips and beef together!

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