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Instant Pot Lumberjack Stew


  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Tender bites of pork, carrots, green beans and onions in a savory stew. An easy Instant Pot weeknight dinner!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork loin (or other boneless pork cut)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup pearl onions (optional)
  • 1 (12 oz) bag frozen green beans or 23 cups fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions:

  1. Cut the pork loin across the grain into 1 inch strips then cut each strip into 1 inch pieces. Toss the meat together with the kosher salt, pepper, paprika and poultry seasoning. Set aside. 
  2. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the oil and swirl around. Saute the onions for about 4 minutes. Add in the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Pour in the broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking.  Turn off Instant Pot. 
  3. Add in bay leaves, Worcestershire, lemon juice, pork, carrots, pearl onions and green beans. 
  4. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the SOUP button to 3 minutes. When time is up let the pot sit for 5 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid. 
  5. Make a cornstarch slurry by stirring the cornstarch into the heavy cream until smooth. Stir the mixture into the Instant Pot until thickened (on the saute setting).  
  6. Salt and pepper the stew to taste and serve. 

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  1. Cut the pork loin across the grain into 1 inch strips then cut each strip into 1 inch pieces. Toss the meat together with the kosher salt, pepper, paprika and poultry seasoning. Set aside. 
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat. Add in the oil and onions. Saute the onions for about 4 minutes. Add in the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add into the slow cooker
  3. Add broth, bay leaves, Worcestershire, lemon juice, pork, carrots, pearl onions and green beans into slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. 
  5. Make a cornstarch slurry by stirring the cornstarch into the heavy cream until smooth. Stir the mixture into the slow cooker. Turn slow cooker to high and cook without the lid for 10-20 minutes until stew is thickened. 
  6. Salt and pepper the stew to taste and serve. 

Notes

Want a heartier stew? Add in a couple of cubed potatoes instead of the pearl onions.

  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Instant Pot or Slow Cooker