Miso Beef Stew
Beef stew with miso paste? Yes, it is super tasty with lots of umami flavor. Great over rice, pasta or bread.
This miso beef stew is super hearty and comforting…and so, so easy to make. It is loaded with flavorful pieces of meat, potatoes, kind mushrooms, carrots and celery.
– Why use Instant Pot?
Instant Pot cooks under pressure, therefore in less than one hour the meat is tender and packed with flavor, cutting the time of cooking.
– Do I need miso paste?
Definitely, miso paste gives this beef stew the well-known umami flavor…
– Can I cook this beef stew in advance?
Yes, you can cook up to 3 days in advance. Refrigerate once it is at room temperature and when it is time to serve heat it up on the stove. Alternatively, you can freeze if you want to store for longer time.
– Are you ready to try this umami beef stew?
- 1 ½ lbs beef for stew in cubes, approximately 1½ in
- 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- ½ lb carrots, peeled and cut into 1 in chunks
- 1 lb nibble potatoes (or any kind of potatoes, cut into 1 in
- 1 lb mini king oyster mushrooms or combination of any kind of mushrooms
- 4-5 celery stalks, cut into 1 in length
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 3 tablespoons red miso
- 1 tablespoon sake
- 1 tablespoon mirin
- 1 cup beef broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh green onion for garnish
Season beef chunks with salt and pepper, to taste and set aside while preparing all the other ingredients.
Turn the Instant Pot to sauté, once the pot is hot and the meat. Cook for a few minutes until sides of the meat are browned.
Remove the meat from the pot.
Add the butter on the pot and sauté the onion and garlic. Place the meat back and add ketchup, red miso, sake, mirin and beef broth.
Stir, and seal the Instant Pot, and set to high pressure for 8 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally.
Add all the vegetables and mushroom and cook under high pressure for another 2 minutes. Again, let the pressure release naturally.
Add more salt or pepper if necessary.
Garnish with finely chopped green onion, serve hot over rice or pasta.
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Did you know that miso is a form of fermented soybeans? Therefore, miso provides good bacteria to your gut. Consumption of miso has been linked to better digestion and stronger immune system. One must careful since miso is very high in sodium.