Beef and butternut squash stew is a quick and easy winter comfort food – perfect for all you butternut squash lovers out there. I used my Instant Pot to make this stew and it came out amazing – the beef was fork tender and the flavors were bold and delicious!
I love to use my electric pressure cooker to make stews and soups. They require minimum preparation and cook very fast – in only 30 minutes I have a delicious and yummy stew waiting for me. If you are looking for quick and easy healthy family meals, you will love cooking with an Instant Pot. It’s really a life saver. Especially with a baby and little time to cook. I am blessed to have my mother and grandmother with me to help me right now but it will be really handy when they leave and I have to go back to work after my maternity leave ends.
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What you need
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tomato, peeled and chopped
2 lbs beef stew, cut in 1″ pieces
4 Tbsp arrowroot starch
6 cups peeled and chopped butternut squash, cut in 1″ cubes
1/2 cup Marsala wine
2 1/2 cup beef broth
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp rosemary
2 bay leaves
Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to the instant pot. Add onions, garlic, celery, carrots, tomato, and tomato paste to the pot. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir.
Season beef stew with salt, black pepper and 4 Tbsp of arrowroot starch (or cornstarch). Add beef and butternut squash to the pot. Season butternut squash with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Season everything with sweet Hungarian paprika, thyme, rosemary and add 2 bay leaves. Stir everything. Pour wine and beef broth, and the remaining 2 Tbsp of the olive oil.
Plug the instant pot. Close the lid, and turn the valve to sealing. Press Meat/Stew button and cook on Normal/High Pressure for 30 minutes.
When it’s ready, press Keep Warm/Cancel button and turn the steam release to venting (aka quick release).
Quick and easy winter comfort food cooked in the Instant Pot. Tender beef and delicious flavors!
- 1 large onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 2 carrots chopped
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1 to mato peeled and chopped
- 2 lbs beef stew cut in 1" pieces
- 4 Tbsp arrowroot starch
- 6 cups peeled and chopped butternut squash cut in 1" cubes
- 1/2 cup Marsala wine
- 2 1/2 cup beef broth
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp rosemary
- Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to the instant pot. Add onions, garlic, celery, carrots, tomato and tomato paste to the pot. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir.
- Season beef stew with salt, black pepper and 4 Tbsp of arrowroot starch (or cornstarch). Add beef and butternut squash to the pot. Season butternut squash with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Season everything with sweet Hungarian paprika, thyme, rosemary and add 2 bay leaves. Stir everything. Pour wine and beef broth, and the remaining 2 Tbsp of the olive oil.
- Plug the instant pot. Close the lid, and turn the valve to sealing. Press Meat/Stew button and cook on Normal/High Pressure for 30 minutes.
- When it's ready, press Keep Warm/Cancel button and turn the steam release to venting (aka venting).
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- Jennifer Powter