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Balsamic Beef Stew

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds stew meat
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red wine (optional but adds a great flavor)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium red or yellow potato, yam, or sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1" cubes
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1" pieces, OR 2 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped

Instructions
 

Instant Pot Directions:

  • Place the stew meat, broth, balsamic vinegar, red wine, bay leaf, salt and pepper into your instant pot. Stir to combine. Seal the lid and select the 'manual' mode (high pressure) for 30 minutes.
  • Once the stew has finished cooking, manually release the pressure. Remove the lid and add the remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot and stir well to combine. Re-seal the lid and select 'manual' mode (high pressure) and press the "-" until the screen says 5 minutes.
  • Once the stew has finished cooking for the second time, manually release the pressure once more. Remove the bay leaf and season with additional salt and pepper, to taste. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Directions:

  • Place the stew meat, broth, balsamic vinegar, red wine, bay leaf, salt and pepper into your slow cooker. Stir to combine and cook on low for 3 hours.
  • After 3 hours, add the remaining ingredients to your slow cooker, and cook for an additional 4-5 hours. Remove the bay leaf and season with additional salt and pepper, to taste. Enjoy!

Notes

If you're not around to add the remaining ingredients to your slow cooker after 3 hours, you can easily just add all of the ingredients at once and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Just note that the vegetables will be much softer, so you may also want to cut them into larger pieces.
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