This Beef Stew is such a simple recipe I almost hate to call it a recipe, but it’s so tasty that it’s definitely worth sharing. This recipe is a little unusual for me in that it uses packaged mixes which I don’t often do, but once in a while, they do come in handy.
Super Easy Beef Stew
I made this Beef Stew in the Instant Pot because I was in a hurry, but this will work well in the slow cooker too. It’s got that comfort food feeling and when I first tasted it I thought what it really needed was a nice serving of buttered egg noodles under it. Of course, I don’t eat pasta these days, but I think I might try this with Shirataki noodles for a good low carb meal.
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Instant Pot Beef Stew goes together quickly for a hearty, comforting supper in under an hour! Customize your choice of vegetables to make this work for you.
- 1 pound beef stew meat
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Worcestshire sauce
- 1-2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup baby carrots
- 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
- 1 tablespoon corn starch or arrowroot powder Optional
- 4 tablespoons water
- Throw everything into the Instant Pot except mushrooms and carrots.
Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes and release pressure quickly. Add the carrots and mushrooms and cook for 2 mins at High Pressure and let it release pressure naturally.
I don't usually like thickeners so I often use 1 cup of cauliflower which cooks down and thickens the gravy. If you're doing this, cook it along with the meat.
- For the slow cooker, put everything into your slow cooker, cook on low for 6-8 hours and on high for 4 hours until the meat is tender.
If you want a thicker gravy, turn your Instant Pot on to Sauté, and once it's hot and the sauce is bubbling, make a cornstarch slurry and mix in, allowing it to thicken.
I am not a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information is provided a courtesy, and can vary depending on the exact ingredients you use.