Beef Stew
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 2pounds chuck roastor bottom round, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1/2teaspoon Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
  • 1/2teaspoon black pepper
  • 2tablespoons gluten free flouror regular if your diet permits
  • 4tablespoons avocado oildivided
  • 1/2 onioncoarsely chopped
  • 2cloves garliccoarsely chopped
  • 2tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3/4cup red wineCabernet Sauvignon is the best but you can use what you have
  • 3cups beef broth
  • 3sprigs fresh thymeor 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1small handful parsleychopped, reserve 1 Tablespoon to garnish
To Add Later
  • 3 carrotspeeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 celery stalkscut into chunks
  • 2pounds potatoes cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1cup white mushroomsquartered
  • 1tablespoon gluten free flour
  1. Coat the meat with salt, pepper, and flour. Toss gently and set aside.
  2. Set Instant Pot on Sauté. When the screen displays “Hot,” add avocado oil.
  3. Brown the meat in small portions, not crowding the surface of the pot. When all sides are browned, take them out, and add a new batch. Repeat this until all the meat is browned. This should take about 15 minutes. When all the meat is browned, set aside.
  4. Add more avocado oil and sauté onions. When onions are translucent, add garlic.
  5. Add tomato paste, wine, broth and herbs and simmer for about 5 minutes while scraping the bottom and sides. Then add the meat and stir well together.
  6. Close the lid tightly and close the vent. Set the Instant Pot on Meat function for 20 minutes. When the timer goes off, release pressure manually using quick pressure release.
  7. When the vent opens, open the lid, add the vegetables and mix well. Close the lid tightly and close the vent.
  8. Press Manual and adjust cooking time to 10 minutes. When the timer goes off, let the pressure release naturally. When the pressure is completely released, open the lid carefully.
Recipe Notes

To Thicken the Sauce:

  1. Take the meat and vegetables out into a large bowl.
  2. Take out about a cup of the liquid/sauce from the pot and add 1 cup of cold water. Add flour to the liquid and whisk vigorously to make a slurry.
  3. Press Cancel/Keep Warm button, and then, Sauté button. Add the slurry to the pot, stir well, and simmer until it thickens.
  4. Add the meat and vegetables back to the pot and incorporate all the ingredients gently. Serve immediately.


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