Instant Pot Italian Beef Stew - Dump and Go Dinner

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Instant Pot Italian Beef Stew - Dump and Go Dinner

Marisa
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4 Servings
18 Ingredients
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Our diet friendly Instant Pot Italian Beef Stew is a healthy and satisfying meal to warm up with on chilly winter nights. Freeze this meal ahead of time and cook directly from frozen for a tasty and simple weeknight dinner.

4 Servings
18 Ingredients
1 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Beef Bone Broth/Stock
  • ½ pounds Stew Beef
  • 7 ¼ ounces Diced Tomatoes, Canned
  • ½ tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • ⅔ cups dice Onion
  • ¾ teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • ⅔ cups dice Celery
  • 1 cup dice Zucchini
  • 1 ¼ cups chunk Red Potato
  • ⅛ cups dice Bell Pepper, Green
  • ⅛ cups dice Bell Pepper, Red
  • 1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • ½ tablespoons Basil, Dried
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
Serving Day Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Flour, All-Purpose

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Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Dump and Go

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Divide all ingredients among indicated number of round freezer containers, label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

Prog. Pressure Cooker

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Prep from frozen
  2. **Depending on your container size/shape and your serving size, you may need to adjust cooking times given as it is based on 4 servings frozen in indicated container.**
  3. Place frozen stew in Instant Pot.
  4. Lock the lid in place and seal the steam nozzle.
  5. Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.
  6. Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes, then quick release remaining pressure.
  7. While pressure is releasing, melt butter in a saucepan.
  8. Whisk flour into butter to create a paste.
  9. Remove 1 cup of broth from the stew and whisk into the flour mixture. Allow to thicken.
  10. Switch the Instant Pot to saute. Stir the thickened broth back into the stew.
  11. Allow to simmer for additional 10 minutes or until thickened.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. **Due to the nature of pressure cooking there is always room for inconsistency. The times given here are based on 4 servings fresh. If you are using more servings you may need to increase your cooking time.**
  2. Place all the ingredients except the butter and flour in the Instant Pot.
  3. Lock the lid in place and seal the steam nozzle.
  4. Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.
  5. Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes, then quick release remaining pressure.
  6. While pressure is releasing, melt butter in a saucepan.
  7. Whisk flour into butter to create a paste.
  8. Remove 1 cup of broth from the stew and whisk into the flour mixture. Allow to thicken.
  9. Switch the Instant Pot to saute. Stir the thickened broth back into the stew.
  10. Allow to simmer for additional 10 minutes or until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe
4 Servings
Serving Size
1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories
240
Total Fat
9g
Saturated Fat
5g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
Sodium
580mg
Total Carbohydrates
22g
Fiber
4g
Sugar
5g
Protein
18g
WW Freestyle
6
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Fat
0 Fruit
0 Milk
0 Other Carb
1 Starch
1 Veg
2 Lean Meat

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