Do you have your favorite beef stew that you make on the stovetop or in your slow cooker? You can make it faster in your Instant Pot! Growing up, my mom always made beef stew in her stovetop pressure cooker. So I took her basic recipe and made it in our Instant Pot.
All the basic ingredient are the same – seared boneless beef short ribs, sautéed onions and garlic, aromatic vegetables like carrots and onions, waxy potatoes, beef stock, tomatoes, herbs, and spices. Cook it on high pressure for 20 minutes and then let it cool down partially for another 10 minutes. Then open the pressure gauge to release the rest of the steam and add a slurry to thicken the broth. I served my bowl with a garnish of Italian olive oil and some Pugliese croutons.
I added some extras like orange peel and thyme from our garden but you know what makes it best for you. Tonight, weirdly, it is raining heavily in NorCal and an aromatic beef stew really hit the spot.