Sunday, December 1, 2019

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Nothing is better during a winter storm than a bowl of stew and some fresh baked bread.  We had 5" of new snow, wind and more of both on the way.  I did a little Christmas baking and then I made this stew to relax and enjoy some movies.  The only thing I will change in this recipe is to dice the potatoes a little larger.  I did 1/2" dices and they were pretty soft.

Instant Pot Beef Stew

1 1/4# beef stew meat
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup onions, minced

1 large garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup red wine
3 cups beef stock
1 cup carrots, sliced

2 potatoes, peeled and diced
1/4 cup flour
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup peas
Heat olive oil in the Instant Pot on the saute setting.  Brown the beef stew meat and add in the onions and garlic at the end of browning.  Remove from the Instant Pot and deglaze the bottom with the red wine.  Stir in the flour into the meat.  Return to the Instant Pot and add in the beef stock and remainder of ingredients.  Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes and allow for a natural release.  Stir in peas and allow to sit for 10 minutes.