Keto Instant Pot Beef Stew
Instant Pot beef stew recipe & content via Carrie Forrest, Clean Eating Kitchen
If you’re used to cooking stew meat all day in a slow cooker, try this Instant Pot beef stew instead. Pressure cooking cuts down the prep time while still creating a tender and flavor-packed meat and veggies.
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Since pressure cooking cooks meat and veggies at a lower temperature than other appliances, this Instant Pot beef stew keeps fats and proteins intact while coaxing out the natural flavor in your ingredients. With chunks of grass-fed beef and filling cauliflower, this recipe makes a nourishing bowl of stew without compromising on nutrition.
Keto Instant Pot Beef Stew
Start to Finish: 60 minutes (10 minutes active)
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil or grass-fed ghee
- 1 1/2 pounds grass-fed chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 medium zucchini, sliced (about 2 cups)
- 4 carrots, sliced (about 1 cup)
- 2 fennel bulbs, chopped
- 4 cups pastured beef broth (try this recipe)
- 12 ounces cauliflower florets
- Sea salt, to taste
- Press the saute button on your 6- or 8-quart Instant Pot and allow to heat for two minutes. Add oil or ghee, beef, garlic, and onion to the pot and saute for 3 minutes, browning on all sides.
- Cancel the saute function and add oregano, zucchini, carrots, fennel, and broth. Stir to combine.
- Lock on the lid, set the valve to sealing, and select the pressure cook function to cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
- While beef stew cooks, add cauliflower to a pot of boiling water with a steamer basket and steam until just tender (5-7 minutes). Drain and set aside.
- After Instant Pot cook time is finished, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before using the quick release function to release remaining pressure.
- Add cooked cauliflower to the pot and stir to combine ingredients.
- Season with salt and serve immediately, or cool and store up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
- Calories: 245
- Fat: 9.3g
- Saturated Fat: 2.2g
- Cholesterol: 83.9mg
- Salt: 458mg
- Carbs: 13.2g
- Fiber: 4.3g
- Sugar: 6.2g
- Net Carbs: 8.9g
- Protein: 29.8g
- Vitamin A: 196ug
- Vitamin C: 82mg
- Calcium: 86mg
- Magnesium: 62mg
Note on ingredients: Garlic and onions are in the suspect category of the Bulletproof Diet because they inhibit alpha brain waves and could affect your mood – and depending on where you get them, could be moldy. For that reason, it’s not recommended that you eat garlic and onions often.
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