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Sailor Soup


  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x

Description

Instant Pot or Crockpot beef soup with potatoes, mushrooms, carrots and a delicious broth.


Ingredients

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  • 1 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 12 large carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pound red potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions:

  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. When display says HOT add in the oil and swirl around. Add in the stew meat and brown for about 3 minutes on each side. Sprinkle the salt and garlic powder on the meat. Stir in the soy sauce. 
  2. Add in the onions and mushrooms and saute for about 3 minutes. Turn off Instant Pot.
  3. Pour in the broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Add in the pepper, carrot and potatoes.
  4. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 20 minutes on LOW pressure. When time is up let pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid. 
  5. Stir in the vinegar. Taste test and add salt to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve. 

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  1. Heat a pan over medium high heat. Add in the oil and swirl around. Add in the stew meat and brown for about 3 minutes on each side. Sprinkle the salt and garlic powder on the meat. Stir in the soy sauce. 
  2. Add in the onions and mushrooms and saute for about 3 minutes. Transfer to a slow cooker
  3. Add in the broth, pepper, carrot and potatoes.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. 
  5. Stir in the vinegar. Taste test and add salt to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve. 

Notes

If you’d like you can thicken the soup by adding in a cornstarch slurry (about 2 Tbsp cornstarch and 2 Tbsp water) after the pressure cooking time is up. 

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