Instant Pot Rosemary Beef Stew
All of sudden it got cold in New Hampshire. Cold weather means time for comfort foods! One of my favorite comfort foods is beef stew and I have come up with a simple recipe that is my go-to. Now this recipe just got even better because I can make it in my Instant Pot! Do you have one? If not I would highly recommend it because you get make stews and other delicious things in a fraction of the time.
My Rosemary beef stew is made with the staples, cubed stew beef, carrots and potatoes and I also add in mushrooms (type of your choice) because they make it even more hearty. Crushed tomatoes help to provide richness in flavor. Organic Beef broth, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper finish this stew off. For more complex flavors you can add a brown ale or red wine depending on your mood.
The trick with this stew is to sauté the stew beef in the instant pot to start with a little olive oil and garlic. Cook until brown and then add all of the other ingredients. Set the Instant pot to meat/stew which will set the time to 40 minutes. One thing to remember with instant pot is that the 40 minute timer countdown will start once the pot has achieved pressure so be sure to account for that extra time (a few extra minutes). Also, don’t forget to close your steam release valve.
Your kitchen will smell delicious in a few minutes as the stew begins to cook. When 40 minutes is done, turn off your Instant Pot and release the steam. Open the lid and add cornstarch if desired to thicken the stew.
Serve and enjoy!
- stew beef
- carrots sliced
- small potatoes quartered
- crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup beef broth
- salt and pepper to taste
- For richer flavors you can add a brown ale or red wine depending on your mood.
- Simple ingredients: stew beef sautéed in pot with garlic and a little olive oil, then add onions, mushrooms, carrots, potatoes, crushed tomatoes, beef broth, salt and pepper and rosemary (I like a lot). Set pot to stew which sets the time for 40 minutes. When stew is done, release steam/pressure then add cornstarch for desired thickness. For richer flavors you can add a brown ale or red wine depending on your mood.
What is your favorite cold weather meal?