Beef Stew What it Do?

Beef Stew What It do?

By KK

You guys…I am SO pumped up to hear that a so many people have treated themselves to an Instant Pot (or what I like to call Instapot). It is truly the best kitchen gadget there is. However, I don’t own a Vitamix so I might be a little biased. There are features on there I will probably never, ever use and yet I still find myself bragging about how cool it is that you can make yogurt, like what?? Yeah.

I recently moved and have been living my own nightmare not finding the time to cook or really find any of my kitchen toys. So I put my foot down and demanded that I do myself a favor and make a flibbin’ delicious meal. Of course I reached for my Instapot because it’s basically my sous-chef. Also, I ain’t tryna do dishes till the cows come home, so the entirety of my meal was going to be made in the pot. Beef stew. It’s hearty, it’s versatile, and it’s fantastic. There are so many ways to go about making a stew, it just depends on the flavors you like or that you’re craving. This day in particular I wanted an abundance of veggies minus the starchiness of potatoes, an umami taste with the mushrooms yet a ‘woody’ aroma with the rosemary, and the classic blend of flavors with the leeks, garlic, and carrots. This was a fairly quick dinner that I started at 6pm and was eating by 7pm, was Simon approved (he had not one, but two servings…I saw it with my own two eyes), and made plenty of leftovers.

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon avocado oil

1.5lbs Chuck roast, cubed

2 Parsnips, peeled and cubed

2 Carrots, peeled and cubed

1 Leek, sliced

2 Zucchini, cubed

8 oz. Mushrooms, halved

3 Garlic cloves, minced

2 Cups broth

3 Rosemary sprigs

1 tsp. Paprika

1 tsp. Garlic powder

1 tsp. Pepper

1 tsp. Sea salt

1.Heat up avocado oil with the ‘Saute’ button on the Instant Pot (obviously if you don’t have this incredible piece of machinery, you can still make it in a crack pot *also known as a crock pot or a stock pot).

2.Toss cubed chuck roast into the pot and saute until browned on the outside. Season with salt and pepper.

3.Add veggies and spices into pot.

4.Add broth and stir.

5.Close the lid and make sure the vent is closed at the top. Press ‘Stew/Meat’ (This is a pre-set button that cooks at high pressure for 35 minutes).

6.You can really do one of two things at this point…you can either allow the pressure to release on its own for about 20 minutes OR you can use the quick release valve. Depends on your level of hunger.