Beef Stew and Chicken Soup from Pressure Cooker to VitaClay Instant Crock

Beef Stew and Chicken Soup

Recipe courtesy ofMark's Daily Apple
Converted to VitaClay
Due to customersÔÇÖ requests, we converted popular pressure cooking recipes into VitaClay. Why? Unmatched results.



  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • Several tablespoons of oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 sprigs of thyme


  1. Season meat lightly with salt and pepper.
  2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown the meat, 3-5 minutes on each side then transfer to your Clay pot.
  3. Add the onion, carrots, garlic, broth, tomato paste, bay leaves and thyme sprigsin your clay pot.
  4. Set on ÔÇťStewÔÇŁor "slow" to cookfor 2 hours.┬á
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.



  • Several tablespoons oil
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 white or yellow onion, chopped or sliced
  • One 4-pound chicken
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8-12 cups water or broth
  • Optional: garlic cloves and fresh herbs


  1. Add carrots, celery, and onion to yourVitaclay pot. Place the chicken, breast side down, and then add salt, peppercorns, and bay leaves. 
  2. Pour in water or brothin your clay potand set to cook on ÔÇťSoupÔÇŁ or "Slow" for2hours.
  3. When done, remove the chicken from the pot and separate the meat from the bones then add it back to the broth. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes to heat.

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