If you’re looking for the ultimate comfort food, look no further than this Instant Pot beef stew with a secret ingredient. This hearty stew is easy to make and packed with flavor, making it the perfect meal for chilly days or cozy nights in.
– 2 pounds beef stew meat
– 4 tablespoons butter
– 1 onion, chopped
– 4 cloves garlic, minced
– 3 cups beef broth
– 1 can crushed tomatoes
– 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
– 2 teaspoons dried thyme
– 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
– 1 teaspoon salt
– ½ teaspoon black pepper
– 1 pound potatoes, peeled and chopped
– 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
– 1 tablespoon cornstarch
– 1 tablespoon cold water
– 1 cup frozen peas
– 1 cup red wine (secret ingredient)
1. Set the Instant Pot to “Sauté” and melt the butter.
2. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until the onion is translucent.
3. Add the beef and brown on all sides.
4. Add the beef broth, crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
5. Add the potatoes and carrots.
6. Close the Instant Pot and set it to “Pressure Cook” on high for 30 minutes.
7. Once the cooking is done, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release to release any remaining pressure.
8. Mix together the cornstarch and cold water to create a slurry.
9. Turn the Instant Pot to “Sauté” and stir in the slurry. Cook until the stew thickens.
10. Add the frozen peas and red wine, and stir to combine.
11. Serve hot and enjoy the ultimate comfort food!
– Instant Pot beef stew is perfect for chilly days or cozy nights in.
– This recipe features a secret ingredient – red wine – for added flavor.
– The recipe includes beef broth, crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
– Potatoes, carrots, and frozen peas add texture and nutrition to the dish.
– The recipe takes about 45 minutes total to make and serves 6-8 people.