I'll be honest- my Instant Pot often sits in the basement. So, mostly out of sight, out of mind...
But, every time I use it- I just LOVE all of the things it can do in such short periods of time!
Chicken teriyaki...10 minutes. Rice...3 minutes. Corn on the cob...2 minutes. 2 minutes!?! Plus, there's also a bit of time to release the pressure. But, some of these cook times are mind-blowing!
My grandma made beef stew, simmering in a crockpot for most of the day. Such simple ingredients, yet so DAMN delicious. Every single time. Just beef, carrots, and potatoes. I decided to use sweet potatoes. Just know, they will not hold up as well as baking, golden, or even red potatoes; however, they do provide a few more nutrients.
All the flavor of beef simmering for hours, in only a fraction of the time!
The flavor comes from beef and a mix of herbs that just get better the longer they cook and sit. Slow cooking helps to develop these flavors, but an Instant Pot will give you most of the flavor in only a fraction of the time.
Your best bets are flour or a little corn starch and water mixture, known as a slurry. Mixing either of these with warm broth should help to thicken your stew.
With tender beef and nourishing veggies, this Instant Pot beef stew is the ultimate comfort food after shoveling or playing in the snow!
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