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Instant Pot Nana’s Beef Stew


  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

A beef stew with lots of flavor and only a few ingredients. It tastes wonderful with fresh baked bread. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat (or chuck roast cut into cubes)
  • Fresh crack pepper
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups diced onions
  • 4 cups beef broth (or 4 cups water with 4 tsp better than bouillon beef base)
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 4 carrots, sliced 
  • 4 medium Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 1.25 pounds)
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup potato flakes

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions: 

  1. Add beef to Instant Pot. Add in about 7 cracks of pepper and the salt and onions. Toss. Add in broth and bay leaves. 
  2. Cover and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 15 minutes. When time is up move valve to venting to quickly remove pressure.
  3. Add in the carrots, potatoes, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and tomato sauce. 
  4. Cover and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 15 minutes. When time is up let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  5. Stir in the potato flakes to thicken stew. 
  6. Ladle into bowls and serve with fresh bread. 

Slow Cooker Instructions: 

  1. Add beef to slow cooker. Add in about 7 cracks of pepper and the salt and onions. Toss. Add in broth and bay leaves, carrots, potatoes, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and tomato sauce. 
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. 
  3. Stir in the potato flakes to thicken stew. 
  4. Ladle into bowls and serve with fresh bread. 

Notes

I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.

Recipe adapted from Best Recipes

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