Today I made Turkey Breast. We made the most delicious Turkey club sandwiches with it. I decided to make some stock with the carcass. I tried making it in the instant pot for the first time, it was so fast and easy and I didn’t have to babysit a simmering pot on the stove.
I just put in the carcass and added, carrots, onions, celery, crushed garlic, a bay leaf, parsley, thyme and 10 cups of water. I set the instant pot to 30 minutes and let it naturally release.
After all the steam released, I opened the lid and unplugged the pot and let the stock cool.
I poured the stock through a strainer. I decided to freeze the stock because I wasn’t planning on using it right away.
I wanted to vacuum seal it so this was my method.
I poured the stock into small containers and froze them into cubes.
Once frozen, I was able to seal them in bags. Whenever I need some broth, I’ll just thaw what I need and I have some yummy homemade broth.
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
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.
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
Rainy days are perfect for soup! Soup is comforting and it also is an affordable way to feed the family. I make this lasagna soup in my Instant Pot. It is quick and easy. It can also be made on the stove. If you don’t have an Instant Pot don’t let that hold you back.
1 lb Italian Sausage (you can use any kind of ground meat, the Italian sausage gives it so much flavor.)
2 T Olive Oil
1/2 Large Onion Diced
2-3 Chopped Garlic Cloves
4-5 Lasagna Noodles Broken in Pieces
4 C Chicken Broth
2 Cans Diced Tomatoes
2 T Tomato Paste
2 Bay Leaves
1 t Oregano
1 t Basil
Crushed Red Pepper to taste
1/2 t Salt
1/2 t Pepper
Set Instant Pot to Sauté. Add olive oil, sausage, onions and garlic. Chop until meat is brown. Drain fat if any.
Add tomato paste and all seasonings.
Stir for about two minutes.
Turn off Sauté and add broth and tomatoes. Make sure you scrape any bits off the bottom. Add Bay Leaves.
Break four to five lasagna noodles into pieces right into the pot.
Give it a quick stir and place the lid on top.
Set to sealing
Set manual time for five minutes. It will take a few minutes for it to come to pressure. I let it naturally release for about ten minutes. Release the vent in case of any extra steam. Watch hands and face.
This soup is amazing served with ricotta cheese and Parmesan on top. Fresh basil is great too if you have it. It pairs great with garlic toast.