Darth VADER™'s Beef Stew


  • 1 1/2 lbs Beef Stew Meat
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 10 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 lb potatoes
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • Season stew meat with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning
  • Add olive oil to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  • When oil starts to sizzle, brown the meat on all sides. Meat will not be cooked through. Do not crowd the pot--you may have to work in batches. Transfer browned meat to a bowl, but leave as much liquid as possible in the pot.
  • Add garlic, onions, carrots and celery to the pot. Continue to sauté for 3-4 minutes (if it gets too dry, add additional 1 tbsp of olive oil)
  • Add beef broth to the pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Add beef back to the pot along with Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce and potatoes.
  • Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  • Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- buttons and program the Instant Pot for 30 minutes.
  • When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  • Mix together the cornstarch with 2 tbsp cold water in a small bowl and stir into the stew until thickened.
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