Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew

I hesitate to call anything Otto’s favorite. He’s only 9 months old and unable to speak for himself, after all. But, he loves this stew. I mean, he devours it. The first time I made it for him about a month ago, I puréed it really well because he was still getting the hang of swallowing solids, and he gobbled it without hesitation. Tonight, I didn’t blend it quite as much. He was just as enthusiastic.

Otto literally leans forward in his high-chair, mouth open, eagerly waiting for the next spoonful. Sometimes he grabs at the spoon and pulls it towards his face. I also let him have a few carrots from my bowl, not blended, to pick up with his fingers tonight. He happily ate them, but also continued to lean forward for more of the purée.

To be clear, Otto does not do this with other foods. So, I think it’s safe to say, this super easy dish is his favorite. Brent and I really like it, too. Like many Instant Pot recipes, all you have to do is put the ingredients in and let the gadget work its magic! We hope you and your family, however young or old, will appreciate its simplicity and delicious flavor as well.

Ingredients
1 C chopped celery
1 C chopped carrots
1 1/2 C sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 C chopped red onion
2 lb chopped stew beef
1 tsp Herbes de Provence
5 C beef stock

Method

Add all of the ingredients to your Instant Pot.

Cook on the Meat/Stew setting for 20 minutes.

Optional: Blend in a Vitamix or other high-powered blender if you plan to serve it to a baby.

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Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
1 C chopped celery
1 C chopped carrots
1 1/2 C sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 C chopped red onion
2 lb chopped stew beef
1 tsp Herbes de Provence
5 C beef stock

Method

  1. Add all of the ingredients to your Instant Pot.
  2. Cook on the Meat/Stew setting for 20 minutes.
  3. Optional: Blend in a Vitamix or other high-powered blender if you plan to serve it to a baby.

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