1 boneless beef chuck roast or venison roast (about 2 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, divided
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups chopped carrots
1-1/2 cups chopped onion
12 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup dry red wine
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
Dash ground cloves
Hot cooked pasta or mashed potatoes
Sprinkle beef with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Select saute or browning setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Adjust for medium heat; add oil. When oil is hot, brown beef in batches.
Add carrots, onions and garlic to pressure cooker; cook and stir until golden brown, 4-6 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits. Return beef to pressure cooker. Add tomatoes, broth, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, cloves and remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Press cancel.
Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 30 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure. A thermometer inserted in beef should read at least 160°. Discard bay leaf. Serve with hot cooked pasta. If desired, sprinkle with additional thyme. Freeze option: Place beef and vegetables in freezer containers; top with cooking juices. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, stirring gently and adding a little broth if necessary.