Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew

This Instant Pot beef stew recipe makes the most tender, flavorful dish that takes like it cooked all day. It’s full summer heat here and while I’ve been loving all the salads, fish, grilling, and easy dinners, sometimes you just need a hearty meal. Using the Instant Pot means no hot stove or oven all day. This delicious, hearty meal is ready in just an hour and doesn’t heat up the kitchen. Of course one of my favorite things is less dishes and Instant Pot beef stew is made all in the same pot for easy clean-up.

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Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

Instant Pot Beef Bourguinon

With a little inspiration from Julia Child, I’ve created a version of beef bourguinon in the Instant Pot. I was initially skeptical that a dish I tend to cook all day would come out as good in 30 minutes but wow, this is so tasty. It’s also very low-carb so for those of you who are livin’ la vida low carb or keto, Instant Pot Beef Bourguinon is for you!

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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

There are so many things I want to cook now that the temperature has cooled off!  This slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe is just the tip of the iceberg.  You know I love, love, love my slow cooker.  I do the prep the night before and put the whole crock pot into the fridge.  Then come dark o’clock the next morning, in the midst of making lunches, getting the kids off to school, and walking to dog, I take that sucker out, plop it in its spot on the counter and crank it up for a nice low and slow 8 hours.  While I’m at work, it cooks!  Besides a wonderful dinner, cleanup is a breeze.  All the work is done in advance and I almost always use slow cooker liners so you just toss those in the trash when you’re done and do a quick wash and your cooker is ready for the next meal!  

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Chili con Carne

chili con carne

Now that football season is in full-swing, all those cravings for football food are back!  The first being chili.  A perfect weeknight dinner during football time is chili con carne.  It’s super easy to make and you can either eat it right away, let it simmer for an hour or so, or make it in advance and heat it a day or two later.  The stars of this recipe are ground beef, kidney beans, and of course chili powder.  The recipe feeds 4 so if you have a bigger crowd, just double or even triple the recipe.  

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