Pressure Cooker Beef Stew with Tendon and Daikon

Pressure Cooker Beef Stew with Tendon and Daikon

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Marvellina
Beef brisket, beef tendon, and daikon are pressured cooked in spices and seasonings. Save so much time by pressure cooking to make this beef stew with tendon.
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  • 3 lbs beef brisket cut into 2 -inch cube
  • 1 lb beef tendon
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil


  • 1 lb Chinese daikon (white radish) peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 3 large carrots peeled and cut into large chunks


  • 2- inch piece of ginger peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and finely minced
  • 3 stalks green onion cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 Tbsp shaoxing wine


Thickening agent:


  • Few sprigs of fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 stalk green onion finely chopped


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanch the beef brisket and tendon for about 3 minutes. Drain off water and cut the tendon into about 1 1/2 inch pieces

Using Instant pot:

  • Press saute on Instant pot. When it says "hot", add 1 Tbsp of cooking oil to the insert of Instant pot. Brown the meat in batches. You may skip the browning if you want. I feel like it adds an extra flavor to the stew. Remove the beef and place on a plate. Add the aromatics and saute for about 30 seconds and deglaze with Shaoxing wine to get all that brown bits that stuck to the pot. Add the brisket and tendon follows by the seasonings
  • Pour in water. Stir to mix everything. Close the lid. Turn the steam release valve to seal. Press pressure cook and set the timer to 60 minutes
  • When the timer is up, wait 5 minutes and then release pressure. Add the daikon and carrots and give everything a stir and then close the lid back. Turn the steam release valve back to seal. Press pressure cooker and set timer to 5 minutes. When the timer is up, wait 5 minutes and then release pressure.  Carefully open the lid. Have a taste and season with salt to your taste if needed. Press the saute mode and when it comes to a gentle simmer, stir in the cornstarch solution and it will thicken slightly
  • Garnish with some fresh cilantro leaves and chopped green onion