PCOS & Endometriosis Recipes

Beef Stew Paleo (Instant Pot recipe)

I used the instant pot for this. You can use a slow cooker- likely low for 5-6 hours. Or in a dutch oven or stew pot on the stovetop. That will take probably a couple hours to get a good simmer going and for it to thicken.

This also meets Whole 30 criteria.

  • 1 package beef stew meat
  • 1 butternut squash (you can use sweet potato) peeled and diced
  • 5-6 carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 pear (I used a standard green peel fat pear, mildly ripe, still somewhat firm)
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder (for thickening you don’t need this but without it will be thin broth)
  • 4 cups broth- bone broth or chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • garlic 1 tsp minced
  • black pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • if you have other veggies in your fridge that you want to use up feel free to add- kale or spinach would also be a good addition. The base recipe though is delicious on its own.

I put avocado oil in the instant pot and turned it on the “sauté” function on low. I added the meat. As I chopped the butternut squash and carrots and pear I added it all intermittently stirring.

I added a bit of broth to the pot while sautéing so it wouldn’t get too dry or stick to the bottom.

Then I added all the spices and the arrowroot powder. Stir it all together and make sure there are no arrowroot lumps…because that’s a thing that happens. If there are little white lumps in the stew at the end don’t freak out. It’s just arrowroot powder.

I did not peel the pear. You can if you don’t like peels.

After it was all in the pot, I added enough broth to cover it all and make it start to look like a soup. Then I put the lid on, turned the instant pot on low pressure setting and set for 8 minutes.

Mine was cooked through 8 minutes later. The carrots were a great consistency. I find that with pressure cookers you can overdo it and then it’s all just mush. I felt like with this setting and time it was all cooked perfectly- not mushy but cooked through.

I found the initial recipe in an Autoimmune Paleo cookbook. It didn’t have enough spices, and no onion- I didn’t use onion- but you definitely can and I probably will next time. I also felt like it could use some greens.

This stew was delicious as is though and easy with the instant pot.

The photo was right before the actual pressure cooking.

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