Looking for something, warm, savory and delicious? Good, you came to the right place. Today I am sharing how to make Italian style Beef stew in your instant pot or pressure cooker. I sort of made up this recipe myself. You see growing up my Mom always made a red sauce based stew. However, my grandmother made a brown based beef stew. I liked them both, but considering I always have made the brown gravy stew I decided to put my Italian spin on the red based beef stew. I am really happy I did. It was delish. In fact, my husband said it was the best stew he ever had. WHOA!~ That’s pretty major.



28 oz. 1 can Crushed tomatoes
32 oz. box Organic chicken stock or broth
2 packages Beef stew meat
1 package Pancetta 
1 1/2 cups Red wine
to taste Thyme
to taste Rosemary
to garnish Parsley
1 teaspoon Crushed garlic
2-3 cups cut in half Baby red potatoes
1 bag Baby carrots
Drizzle on the bottom of pot for saute method Olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste


Step 1

Drizzle the bottom of your pot with a little olive oil.

Step 2

Turn on the saute option. It heats up fast. Saute the stew meat and Pancetta accordingly in your instant pot.

Step 3

Add can of crushed tomatoes, Chicken broth and 1 1/2 cups of red wine, rosemary and thyme to your own taste buds. I did about a sprig or two of each.

Step 4

I then set the pot to the meat/stew option and it simmered for 35 minutes.

Step 5

After a quick steam release, I then added potatoes and carrots and set the pot to manual for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Dinner is served. Garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy.

I hope to see you over on our Facebook page Home pressure cooking where I will be cooking up live once a week. Even dragging the hubby along. It’s going to be a fun journey learning our instant pot.

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