The Instant Pot obsession continues, but how could it not? I’ve never spent less time in the kitchen since going Paleo/AIP (especially AIP) since incorporating the Instant Pot into my daily meals.
My leftovers taste great, even better, and every meal I make is a winner with my husband. I’ve been saving a lot on groceries too by using this wonder-appliance for most of my meals. So that’s a win-win-win, but who’s keeping track? Me. It’s pure time-crunch glory.
Last week’s release of The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook got me all riled up for soup season. I am a previous “non-soup-person” – I just never preferred it to salads. But now that I see how much goodness I can get into one economical bowl of delish-ness, it’s an easy choice to make.
Recently, most of my meals have been soups, so today I’m sharing a quick and easy favorite that is easy to adapt to whatever herbs/spices you have on hand. Feel free to use lamb or bison in place of the beef. Lamb would be particularly delish with the rosemary here!
You can use any white sweet potato, but I prefer the Japanese yam since it’s the starchiest. The broth gets absorbed into the yam during pressure cooking and it’s amazing.
Of course you can use regular white potatoes here if you eat those. And you can swap out the spinach for power greens, chard, kale, really any leafy greens, but spinach wilts the easiest.
Creamy Ground Beef & Potato Stew is budget-friendly, comforting & healing!
Creamy Ground Beef & Potato Stew
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 heaping cup sliced shallots
- 1 teaspoon sea salt, divided
- 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 large Japanese yam, peeled and cubed (1/2-inch pieces)
- 2 scant cups beef bone broth
- 1 tablespoons arrowroot starch
- 6 ounces spinach
- pinch each ground cinnamon and ground cloves
- Turn Instant Pot “Saute” function on. Heat olive oil in insert.
- Add shallots and ½ teaspoon sea salt to insert and cook for a few minutes until fragrant and lightly golden.
- Add ground beef, rosemary, thyme and remaining ½ teaspoon sea salt to insert and cook for 2 to 3 minutes to lightly brown the beef. Stir in bay leaf , cubed yam, and bone broth and seal the lid.
- Turn “Saute” function off and set Manual timer to pressure-cook for 8 minutes. When timer elapses, immediately vent the pressure.
- Remove the lid and sprinkle in the arrowroot starch while stirring the stew to thicken it. Stir in the spinach in batches of handfuls until wilted. Stir in cinnamon and cloves.
- Ladle stew into bowls and serve warm.