Beef Stew Made Easy
This Instant Pot Beef Stew is crammed with tender pieces of beef, potatoes, and carrots in a rich and savory broth. This pressure cooker beef stew is a quick and easy twist on the classic recipe!
When you are craving a warm, hearty meal, there is nothing like a soothing bowl of beef stew. Once you attempt making beef stew in your Instant Pot, you are no longer going to choose to make it any other way!
The Instant Pot develops savory flavors in a fraction of the time. With a busy schedule, it can be tough to discover the time to cook dinner the basic recipes that you crave. Instant Pot recipes trade all that due to the fact you can make a wholesome, gratifying meal barring devoting a entire afternoon to cooking.
This Instant Pot stew tastes as if it simmered for hours on the stove. The beef is melt in your mouth soft and the broth is thick and flavorful.
1. Brown the Beef: This is an important often overlooked step. Browning your meat until it has a golden crust will bring out the flavor. You will brown the beef right in the Instant Pot, in some olive oil. Season the beef with salt and pepper for another layer of flavor. After the meat is browned, transfer it to a clean bowl so that you can sauté the onion and garlic in the Instant Pot.
2. Deglaze the Pot: To keep from getting the famous burn marks on your roast, be sure to deglaze the pot ahead of time. When you brown the meat, some small bits may get stuck to the bottom of the pot. You will pour in some broth and use a spoon or spatula to scrape up those bits. They will come up easily if you deglaze while the pot is still warm. Those browned bits are going to add so much flavor to your beef stew!
3. Cut your Veggies into Big Chunks: You will want to cut the carrots into 1-inch pieces, and the potatoes into approximately 1 1/2-inch chunks. If you cut the vegetables too small, they may overcook and turn to mush while the stew pressure cooks.
4. Use a Natural Pressure Release: Let the pressure release natural for 10 minutes. This will give your stew a lot more taste and allow the meat to continue to tenderize. After the 10 minutes, release the rest of the steam with the quick release
.5. Thicken the Broth: If you need to thicken your stew, use some corn starch. Just mix it with a little water using a whisk, then pour it in your beef stew. Stir it in so that it will thicken your broth.
8 servings per container
Serving Size1.5 Cups
- Amount Per ServingCalories265
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 11.3g 18%
- Saturated Fat 3.3g 17%
- Cholesterol 102mg 34%
- Sodium 677mg 29%
- Potassium 585mg 17%
- Total Carbohydrate 2.2g 1%
- Dietary Fiber .3g 2%
- Sugars 1.3g
- Protein 36.5g 73%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.