The best part of having an Instant Pot, being a busy mom of twins, is that it is time-saving and money-saving in our food bill at the end of the month. This is one thing that it has done for me and my family. Saving a lot of time from me being in the kitchen and still be able to make amazing easy recipes and saving money.
Cooking with a pressure cooker not only gives you mouth-watering and tender recipes, but it also cuts the cooking time. This is why having an Instant Pot really is a win-win for any busy family or lifestyle.
- 1 1/2lb Stewing Beef (cut into bite-sized pieces)
- 1 Large Onion (finely chopped)
- 5-6 Cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
- 4 Carrots cut
- 4-5 Medium Potatoes (cut into bite-sized pieces)
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 4 cups beef stock or you can use 4 cups of water with
1 pkg of Club House Slow Cookers Beef Stew mix
- 1 Cup Frozen or Fresh Peas (optional)
- 1 Cup Frozen or Canned Corn (optional)
Roux For Gravy
Instant Pot Beef Stew
- Turn your Instant Pot on sauté, add in some olive oil and wait for the display to say hot. Once hot add in your onions and garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes.
- Next, toss in your carrots and sauté for another 2 minutes.
- Add in your 4 cups of beef stock. If using the Club House Beef Stew mix, add the package to 4 cups of water and whisk until combined, then pour into your pot.
- Next, add in your beef and potatoes, give everything a good stir.
- Using the meat/stew button on your Instant Pot set it for 35 minutes. Ensure your vent is set to the sealing position.
- When the 35 minutes is up you will want to let your pot naturally release pressure for 15 minutes. The timer will start to count up, when it reaches 15 minutes you can proceed to quick release the remaining pressure and turn off/unplug your Instant Pot.
- If wanting to add peas or corn you can do so at this point, then give a good stir. They will cook as you make your roux to thicken the gravy.
Roux For Gravy
- In a small pot on your stove on medium heat add in a chunk of butter and let it melt.
- Once melted add in one spoonful of flour at a time, stirring until fully mixed each time. Do this until you get a semi-thick paste.
- Add your roux into your stew and mix well until your stew thickens, then serve and enjoy!
NOTE: Remember the cooking time does not include the time it takes for your pressure cooker to come to pressure. The time it takes to come to pressure will vary.
This recipe is truly a mouth-watering recipe that your whole family will enjoy. Would love to hear about any feedback, feel free to drop me an email. Tell me what your thoughts were and what maybe you tried differently. Would love to hear from you!
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This definitely makes a moms life easier and more efficient. Not only do I get my work is done and it saves us on the grocery bill, but at the end of the day the whole family has a tasty delicious meal, which seems that I slaved over, who wouldn’t love that, I know my family does. So in my books, this was purchase was totally worth it.