Third recipe in our Feeding a Broken Heart series, cominatcha today.
Introducing my newest comfort food love: BEEF STEW. That can be made in an Instant Pot. As in Instant Pot Beef Stew. The meal that will change your life.
To answer your questions: YES, I’ve become a new person since this stew was introduced into my life. I am a non-beef-loving-part-time-vegetarian who now adores beef stew. I attribute my newfound love of beef stew to two things – 1) how easy it is to make, and 2) how truly, awesomely, gravy-loving delicious beef stew actually is. I guess I was just being judgy about it for a minute there.
I grew up in a small town in Minnesota (hello, Cambridge!), along with my husband Bjork. When we both sat down to eat this and took our first bites of this beef stew as delivered by our friends Tyler and Heidi, we literally said, almost at the same time, “This tastes like Cambridge.” For both of us, beef stew tastes like dinner with grandma and grandpa on Sundays. It tastes like love. It tastes like home.
Which is why it’s perfect for our Feeding a Broken Heart series. Food, love, home. 100% on brand.
My friend Tyler brought us this beef stew, and as you can see, Tyler is a master of the northern Minnesotan home-cooked meal.
My recipe is almost the exact same as his recipe, which obviously came in the format that all the best recipes come in -> a photo of a recipe chicken-scratched out onto a piece of yellowing paper that has been handed down for years and years and years. The only thing I changed about it was making it in the Instant Pot. I mean, this doesn’t HAVE to be an Instant Pot recipe, but please hear me when I say that the Instant Pot is amazing and the stew turned out just as delicious in 35-ish minutes as compared to the traditional four hours that are written into the oven version of the recipe.
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