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Instant Pot® Stew Using Frozen Meat

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Have you ever planned on making stew for dinner but forgot to take the meat out of the freezer? This happens to me all the time so I developed this beef stew recipe using frozen meat."
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1 h 45 m servings 610
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Turn on a multi-cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Heat oil for 1 minute. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Pour in red wine and continue cooking until wine has reduced by 1/2, about 3 minutes. Add beef broth, thyme, parsley, oregano, bay leaf, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Add tomato paste and stir. Place frozen meat on top. Add potatoes, carrots, and celery.
  2. Close and lock the lid. Close the vent. Select Meat/Stew button according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 45 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Carefully move the vent to release remaining pressure using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes.
  4. Unlock and remove the lid. Mix water and cornstarch in a small bowl and slowly pour into the pot. Select the Saute function and cook until slightly thickened, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 610 calories; 23.5 65.5 33 83 810 Full nutrition

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This is an excellent recipe, thanks Bren! I too need the last minute recipes for my pressure cooker. I don't have an instant pot - anyone else using this with a standard stovetop pressure cooker...

Excellent recipe for beef stew! I enjoyed the addition of red wine and tomato paste in the recipe as it seemed to give the stew just a bit more flavor than your average beef stew. My meat was no...

Delicious! So easy to make. I'll be adding this to the family favorites!