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Quick and Healthy Instant Pot Beef Stew

Written by COA Nutrition Team On November 6, 2020

Beef Stew made in an Instant Pot! 6 ingredients, 45 minutes, SO EASY. Serve with a leafy salad and crusty buttery bread or over rice, or noodles or even mashed potatoes… The possibilities are endless. YUMMY!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs. beef, chuck roast, fat trimmed, cut into 1-2-inch chunks
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced diagonally in thick pieces
  • 6 carrots, sliced diagonally in thick pieces
  • 2 tablespoons small corn starch
  • ½ cup tomato juice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

DIRECTIONS

  1. Instant Pot Instructions: Place everything in the Instant Pot. Select the stew/meat setting (about 35 minutes, high pressure). After it’s done, let everything mellow out for about 10 minutes before releasing the steam. Technically at this point, it’s done. But I recommend finishing with a quick browning session in the oven (see notes below).
  2. Traditional Oven Instructions: Preheat oven to 320°F. Place all ingredients in a baking dish – it can be glass or ceramic (you can use a round casserole dish – something between 8×8 and 9×13). Cover with foil and bake for 3-4 hours. If the gravy dries out, you can add a little water to the gravy to loosen it up before serving.
  3. Finishing in the Oven: Whether you make this in the oven or in the Instant Pot, I recommend finishing by giving it about 10-20 minutes in a hot oven (400-ish degrees), uncovered, before serving. It gets the meat nice and caramelized on top and helps the gravy thicken up.

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Prepping Healthy Snacks to Have Ready for your Kids

Make ahead: Cube fruit and cheese and store in the fridge in zipper bags. Fruit and cheese go very well together, one source of protein and one of carbs make these perfect! Switch out the fruit you offer depending on which fruits are in season. This is a great after school snacks or even something to have ready on the fridge on the weekends for an in-between meals snack!

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