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Instant Pot 3 Item Beef Stew


  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x

Description

The fastest, easiest beef stew recipe around! With only 3 ingredients you’ll be surprised at how tasty this soup is!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 4 cups V-8 vegetable juice
  • 1 (12 oz) package frozen mixed vegetables

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions: 

  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the beef and break it up. Brown for about 5 minutes. Drain off excess grease. Stir a pinch of kosher salt and pepper into the meat. 
  2. Pour in the V-8 and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. 
  3. Dump in the frozen vegetables.
  4. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the SOUP button to 1 minute. When time is up let pot sit for 5-10 minutes then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  5. Stir. Ladle into bowls and serve. 

Slow Cooker Instructions: 

  1. Heat a pan over medium high heat. Add in the beef and break it up. Brown for about 5 minutes. Drain off excess grease. Stir a pinch of kosher salt and pepper into the meat. Add into the slow cooker.
  2. Add in the V-8 and frozen vegetables. 
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. 
  4. Stir. Ladle into bowls and serve.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot