Old Fashioned Beef Stew

November 20, 2019

Old Fashioned Beef Stew

Serves 8  |  Old Fashioned Beef Stew (Instant Pot)



2 Tbsp. solid cooking fat

2 lbs. grass-fed beef stew, cut in 1 in. pieces

1 tsp. Himalayan sea salt

½ tsp. black pepper (optional)

3-4 medium carrots, chopped

1 bunch green onions, chopped

3 stalks of celery, chopped

8 cups bone broth or filtered water

1 medium sweet potato, cut into 1 in. chunks

2 small turnips, cut in 1 in. chunks

2 bay leaves

½ tsp. dried thyme or 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme

½ tsp. smoked paprika

1/8 tsp. cayenne

2 Tbsp. coconut aminos

¼ cup red wine

1 bunch chopped parsley



  1. Season the beef with salt and pepper.
  2. Set the Instant Pot to the “saute” setting for 10 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp. solid cooking fat and brown the beef in batches. Remove the beef from the pot and set aside in a bowl.
  3. Add an additional Tbsp. of solid cooking fat to the pot and saute the green onions, celery and carrots.
  4. Add the bone broth, potato, turnips and rest of the ingredients, except the parsley to the pot.
  5. Set the pot pressure cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Test the meat. It should be tender, but if it isn’t, continue to cook on saute for another 10 minutes until tender.
  7. Add chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.


Note: You may choose to cook the meat with the broth for 20 minutes under pressure separately from the vegetables to keep them whole. You would then release the pressure and add the rest of the ingredients and cook them for an additional 10 minutes under pressure. Do this if you want your meat to be very tender and the vegetables to remain whole.


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