Introducing my latest consolation meals love: BEEF STEW. That may be made in an Prompt Pot. As in Prompt Pot Beef Stew. The meal that can change your life.
To reply your questions: YES, I’ve turn out to be a brand new individual since this stew was launched into my life. I’m a non-beef-loving-part-time-vegetarian who now adores beef stew. I attribute my newfound love of beef stew to 2 issues – 1) how straightforward it’s to make, and a couple of) how actually, awesomely, gravy-loving scrumptious beef stew truly is. I assume I used to be simply being judgy about it for a minute there.
I grew up in a small city in Minnesota (good day, Cambridge!), together with my husband Bjork. Once we each sat all the way down to eat this and took our first bites of this beef stew as delivered by our buddies Tyler and Heidi, we actually mentioned, virtually on the similar time, “This tastes like Cambridge.” For each of us, beef stew tastes like dinner with grandma and grandpa on Sundays. It tastes like love. It tastes like residence.
Which is why it’s good for our Feeding a Damaged Coronary heart sequence. Meals, love, residence. 100% on model.
Watch How To Make Our Prompt Pot Beef Stew:
Traditional Beef Stew However In The Prompt Pot
My buddy Tyler introduced us this beef stew, and as you possibly can see, Tyler is a grasp of the northern Minnesotan home-cooked meal.
My recipe is sort of the very same as his recipe, which clearly got here within the format that each one one of the best recipes are available -> a photograph of a recipe chicken-scratched out onto a bit of yellowing paper that has been handed down for years and years and years. The one factor I modified about it was making it within the Prompt Pot. I imply, this doesn’t HAVE to be an Prompt Pot recipe, however please hear me after I say that the Prompt Pot is superb and the stew turned out simply as scrumptious in 35-ish minutes as in comparison with the standard 4 hours which can be written into the oven model of the recipe.
Admittedly, you get much less superior home smells. There is no such thing as a actual substitute for the magical therapeutic powers of a stew effervescent away in your oven for 4 hours.
However perhaps you simply bought residence from work and also you didn’t plan tremendous effectively and also you don’t wish to wait till 10pm to eat? Hello, we’re the identical individual. In that case, go along with the Prompt Pot.
PS. If you’re not acquainted with the Instant Pot(affiliate hyperlink), WHAT UNIVERSE ARE YOU LIVING IN.
Ending In The Oven For Coziness
I wasn’t residence when Tyler dropped off the stew, so I requested Bjork to pop it within the oven. He despatched me roughly 100 textual content messages asking how he ought to put it in. What are the directions? How do I do it? “It’s not an enormous deal,” I mentioned. “Simply actually take it out of the fridge and put it within the oven.”
Once I got here residence and opened the oven, I noticed shortly that I had not been particular sufficient for my overachiever – he had gone only one step additional and brought the foil off of the dish. Three hours within the oven, uncovered? The meat was browned. Like, actually actually browned. Like, borderline crunchy, with little to no gravy occurring within the pan. I stepped in, beef-stew-expert that I’m (OR NOT), and novice rescue efforts have been initiated.
After which we ate it, and I found that whereas the crunch issue of our first try was perhaps just a little bit excessive, I truly DO like these meat chunks just a little bit browned on prime. And I truly DO like that gravy just a little thicker.
I’m no beef stew skilled, however my one massive tip on your Prompt Pot beef stew? Switch the cooked stew to a homey casserole dish and pop it within the oven for a couple of minutes earlier than serving. UNCOVERED, buddies. Go after that browning motion like a boss – not an excessive amount of, simply sufficient to present you just a little extra enjoyable within the texture division.
Plus, along with a pleasant little little bit of caramelization, everyone knows the Prompt Pot doesn’t stand an opportunity in opposition to the hygge vibes of a heavy purple Dutch oven. I imply, it’s BEEF STEW. It deserves to seem like it got here straight off Little Dwelling on the Prairie.
What To Serve with This Beef Stew
This stew is all you want by itself (meat, potatoes, veggies, performed!), however there are some extras you would must make it actually sing.
Most significantly, please serve this with numerous sizzling, crusty, buttery bread to mop up that gravy.
To complete, a glass of scrumptious, wealthy purple wine that pairs simply too completely with all of it.
Right here’s to good meals and much and plenty of coziness. ❤️
Prompt Pot Beef Stew: Ceaselessly Requested Questions
How can I make this recipe if I don’t have an Prompt Pot?
This recipe works fantastically within the oven as effectively! Yow will discover instructions for doing this within the recipe card under.
What are some alternate options to utilizing tapioca?
You could have a couple of choices right here! You possibly can simply go away them out – your gravy could also be rather less thick, however it’s going to nonetheless be scrumptious. You possibly can toss the meat in 1/3 cup flour, shake off extra, and add to the Prompt Pot as regular. In the event you do that and you’ve got a more moderen Prompt Pot, you’ll seemingly want further liquid (I’ll typically do a second can of tomato juice) to keep away from the burn warning on the Prompt Pot. Or lastly, you would make a slurry of two tablespoons cornstarch and 1/4 cup water and add that slurry to every thing within the Prompt Pot after it’s cooked to thicken issues up.
How lengthy does this beef stew take to cook dinner within the Prompt Pot?
In complete, about 50 minutes. Fortunately, nearly all of that point is all arms off! You’ll add all of your elements to the Prompt Pot after which set it to cook dinner – it’s going to take about 10 minutes or so to pressurize, 35 minutes to cook dinner, after which 10 minutes to de-pressurize. And voila!
Instant Pot Directions: Place every thing within the Prompt Pot. Choose the stew/meat setting (about 35 minutes, excessive strain). After it’s performed, let every thing mellow out for about 10 minutes earlier than releasing the steam. Technically at this level, it’s performed. However I like to recommend ending with a fast browning session within the oven (see notes under).
Conventional Oven Directions: Preheat oven to 320 levels. Place all elements in a baking dish – it may be glass or ceramic (we use a spherical casserole dish – one thing between 8×8 and 9×13). Cowl with foil and bake for 3-4 hours. If the gravy dries out, you possibly can add just a little water to the gravy to loosen it up earlier than serving. See notes under for added modifications/directions.
Ending within the Oven: Whether or not you make this within the oven or within the Prompt Pot, I like to recommend ending by giving it about 10-20 minutes in a sizzling oven (400-ish levels), uncovered, earlier than serving. It will get the meat good and caramelized on prime and helps the gravy thicken up.
Alternate options to Tapioca Pearls for thickening:
Simply go away em out. Your gravy could also be rather less thick, however it’s going to nonetheless be scrumptious.
Toss the meat in 1/3 cup flour, shake off extra and add to the Prompt Pot as regular. In the event you do that and you’ve got a more moderen Prompt Pot, you’ll seemingly want further liquid (I’ll typically do a second can of tomato juice) to keep away from the burn warning on the Prompt Pot.
Make a slurry of two tablespoons corn starch and 1/4 cup water. Add the slurry to every thing within the Prompt Pot after it’s cooked.
As written, that is extra like a conventional saucy beef stew. If you need it to be extra like a soup, simply add a second can of tomato juice and an additional pinch of salt and sugar. The most important problem folks have when baking this within the oven is that the sauce/gravy dries out. I might recommend including just a little little bit of water (1/4 cup or so) earlier than baking, after which periodically all through baking as wanted. The browned gravy might be actually scrumptious, and just a little water blended in will simply carry it again to life. One other remark we frequently get is that the tapioca can typically nonetheless be seen in very small specks, which is okay. It’s so small and it needs to be extraordinarily smooth after cooking within the Prompt Pot, so it’s by no means interfered with my love of this beef stew. It simply seems to be like a part of the gravy. But when that bothers you, simply strive considered one of our different tapioca-less strategies listed above.
Freezer Meal Model
Freeze Collectively: 2 lbs. beef chuck, fats trimmed, lower in small-ish items 1 medium onion, sliced thinly 6 stalks celery, sliced diagonally 6 carrots, sliced diagonally 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cans tomato juice (about 1 cup)
Prompt Pot Directions: Excessive strain 30 minutes + 10 minutes pure launch
Sluggish Cooker Directions: Excessive setting 6 hours (thaw elements first)
Closing Step: After cooking, add a cornstarch slurry to the stew (2-3 tbsp cornstarch + 1-2 tbsp water). Switch to a baking dish and broil for 5-10 minutes to get every thing browned and thickened, or let it relaxation within the pot till thickened.
Take a look at our full freezer meal posts with all recipes and directions here!