Everyone’s favorite comfort meal made in under an hour. This Instant Pot Beef Stew is healthy, delicious, and couldn’t be easier.
I had a love/hate relationship with beef stew until I broke down and bought an instant potInstant Pot. Now that I can cook it in under an hour, it’s all love. My problem with beef stew in the past was that it took hours to cook and whenever the craving struck, it was already to late to start the process. You know the kind of day I mean. You come home from work and really crave something comforting like beef stew, only to realize there is no way that you can make unless you want to eat at midnight. Luckily the Instant Pot solved that problem.
Now when it comes to the beef stew, I am a bit of a traditionalist and like to stick to the basics – beef, carrots, potatoes, celery, and onion. Now you could definitely jazz things up and throw in some mushrooms, peas, parsnips, sweet potatoes, or any other hearty vegetable you like. I also stick to a pretty traditional spice blend but you could defintiely kick that up as well. Add some allspice, cinnamon, curry powder, or chili powder to take your stew in a different direction.