Slow Cook – Cajun Beef and Grits
Servings Prep Time
8servings 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8servings 30minutes
Cook Time
  • 2teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 1/2pounds beef chuckboneless, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • salt
  • 3medium bell pepperschopped
  • 1large onionchopped
  • 3stocks celerychopped
  • 3cloves garlicchopped
  • 14ounces diced tomatoesdrained
  • 1/4cup tomato paste
  • 2teaspoons Cajun seasoningor Creole seasoning
  • 2cups gritssee Tip
  • 2cups sharp Cheddar cheeseshredded
  • black pepperfreshly groun
  • fresh parsleyfinely chopped, for garnish
  1. In Instant Pot select saute function, adjust heat to More, and heat oil. Pat beef dry with paper towels; season all over with 1 teaspoon salt.
  2. In batches, cook beef 5 minutes, or until browned on two sides. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Hit cancel, then reselect saute function (this returns heat to Normal). Add bell peppers, onion, celery, and garlic. Cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes, stirring. Add diced tomatoes and tomato paste; cook 2 minutes, stirring. Stir in Cajun seasoning. Return beef to pot; stir to combine.
  4. Cover and set release valve to the venting position. Select Slow Cook and cook on low for 7 hours, or until beef is very tender.
  5. About 1 hour before ready to serve, in covered 5 quart -to 6-quart saucepot, heat 10 cups of water and 1 teaspoon salt to boiling on high. Slowly whisk in grits. Reduce heat to maintain simmer.
  6. Cook 30 to 40 minutes, or until grits are tender, whisking often. Remove from heat. Stir in Cheddar and 1 teaspoon black pepper.
  7. Serve beef and vegetables over grits. Garnish with parsley.