Most everyone that has seen my Jen Party of 7 Facebook page, or my personal page, knows that soup is one of my love languages. Well, that, and tacos. So, I made this last night and even gave some to my dad, he LOVED it, and this is a guy that thinks gluten free means it has to taste gross!! Even my two year old is at this moment asking for leftovers for lunch. So, I am calling this one a SOLID WIN! If you’re like me and love you some good comfort food, you just have to make this one.
I brown the meat separately because I just like it better when I use my cast iron to brown the meat, but, if you don’t want the additional dish, you could use your pressure cookers saute function. However, beware, with this much meat, it most likely won’t brown very well.
And, don’t worry…if you feel the need to lick the bowl, I won’t judge!
Most that know me, know, I loooovvveee me some soup. Well, stew is in that same category for me, it's just good comfort food. I've made this twice in the last four days this week so far...and I doubled it the second time.
- 2.5 lbs beef stew meat, with fat trimmed then chopped into large bite sized chunks. I like mine with a lot of beef chunks
- 2 tbsp duck fat or other fat of choice
- 2 tsp Himalayan salt
- 2-3 cups beef broth I used beef and pork broth and it gave a very rich depth of flavor
- 3/4 cup pureed pumpkin I used canned
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp rosemary; dried
- 1 tsp thyme; dried
- 3 cups large diced carrots you could also use baby carrots
- 1 parsnip, peeled and chopped into large bite size pieces
- 1 celeriac, peeled and chopped into large bite sized pieces also known as celery root
- 1 large yellow onion, cut in large chunks
- 3 tbsp arrowroot starch
Once the beef is cut, place in a heavy bottomed pan that is good and hot. Let this brown on all sides, then, take the juices and pour that into your pressure cooker.
Add duck fat (or fat of choice) and half the salt to the pan with the beef and let the beef brown.
Once the beef is browned, add that to your pressure cooker, then, add the broth, pumpkin, apple cider vinegar and seasonings, then stir.
Then, add the veggies and cover.
Set your cooker settings to Stew/Soup for 35 min.
Once this is finished, set cooker to simmer, stir and taste, add salt to taste.
Take arrowroot, add a little water and whisk, making sure there are no clumps.
Then add this to your stew, stirring well and let simmer. Sauce will thicken in a few minutes. Then serve.