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Instant Pot Beef Stew

Fall is fast approaching and I’m getting in the mood for stews and soups! This is my fast and easy instant pot beef stew recipe.

I shop at Aldi a lot and this stew is made almost entirely with Aldi ingredients:

  • 1lb Stew Meat
  • 1/4 C Chopped Onions
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 T Tomato Paste
  • 2 T Corn Starch
  • 4 C Beef Broth
  • 12 oz Mini Potatoes
  • 3 Carrots Cut up

I started with stew meat from Aldi. It was just a bit over 1lb.

Set the instant pot to sauté. Drizzle olive oil on the bottom of the pot. Dump in meat, onions and garlic into the instant pot and brown meat on all sides, not cooking meat all the way through. Add seasonings.

With a slotted spoon, remove meat from the pot, leaving the juice.

Add cornstarch

Whisk in beef broth until lumps are gone

Stir in tomato paste

Add meat, carrots, potatoes and bay leaf back into the pot and stir

Close the lid and seal the vent. Set on manual for 35 minutes. After time is up, let the pot naturally release for at least 20 minutes. Remove Bay Leaves.

I like to serve it with crusty ciabatta rolls from Aldi…Enjoy

Ingredients found at Aldi:

I used half of these
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Aldi Iced Coffee Drink

I love coffee! In the summer, usually mid day or after dinner, I like a refreshing glass of iced coffee. I have discovered a very inexpensive way to make a delicious blend. I’m a frequent Aldi shopper. You can find me there at least a couple times a week.

Here’s what I get for my drink.

You can buy this delicious duo for just a bit more then the price of one large iced coffee from a coffee shop! Stok Cold Brew Coffee, it’s in the refrigerator section, and this vanilla almond milk coffee creamer. I fill my glass with ice and then almost to the top with coffee then I top it off with a splash of the creamer. The creamer is sweet so you have to adjust to your liking. An inexpensive, tasty treat! Enjoy