Instant Pot Spicy Dominican Beef Stew

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Fall is fast approaching, and it is time to gather some delicious, satisfying dinner recipes. This Instant Pot Spicy Dominican Beef Stew is oozing with so much flavour, the meat is tender enough you can shred it with a fork, and the veggies are cooked to perfection.

 

adobo spices, Dominican beef stew

 

Dominican beef stew is all about the spices. Traditionally, this delicious beef stew is made super spicy, but if your family is not into too much heat, cut back on the jalapeno or habanero peppers to taste. This Dominican beef stew is naturally gluten-free and goes exceptionally well with dirty rice or a bowl of simple parsley rice.

 

Dominican beef stew, instant pot

 

Why use Instant pot for beef stew recipe?

Beef stew is typically a cheaper cut of meat and needs to be cooked longer to become tender. In this recipe, I used a top sirloin cut, but you can use traditional beef stew meat. I always trim as much fat as possible from the meat because fat can be chewy, and the stew is also healthier without the extra beef fat. 

So the question remains, why use an instant pot when making a stew. Three reasons! The stew cooks much quicker in Instant pot. The stovetop stew is slowly cooked and can take up to three hours or longer for the meat to become tender. The sauce is richer because the meat is cooked under pressure and with fewer liquids, and finally, once you close the lid, you can walk away and let the instant pot do its job. You can set everything in the instant pot in the morning and go to work. When you come back the most amazing Dominican beef stew will be waiting for you to serve for dinner.

 

Dominican beef stew

 

Sides for beef stew.

Dominican beef stew is made without potatoes and is typically served with rice. You can use plain rice, parsley rice, or if you feel adventurous, make the amazing dirty rice recipe. If you feel like a bit of pasta, serve the beef stew over short cut gluten-free pasta. If you are trying to keep the carbs down, serve the spicy Dominican beef stew with cabbage salad. YUM!

 

Dominican beef stew, instant pot

I live on the west coast in beautiful Vancouver, and the evenings are starting to cool. So, I began to search through my gluten-free dinner recipes and thought this would be a good time to share 5 of our best gluten-free stew recipes. Fall is a busy month, especially during these trying times this is why planning ahead always helps 🙂

Best African Beef Stew

Irish Lamb Stew Recipe

30 Minute Healthy Chicken Stew

Moroccan Vegetable Stew

Instant Pot Spiced Beef Stew With Mung Beans

All of these stew recipes have been downloaded to Pinterest multiple times, so I feel confident that you will be inspired by at least one of the gluten-free dinner recipes. Enjoy and do follow us on Pinterest, or Instagram showcasing our most popular gluten-free recipes.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. top sirloin, boneless, excess fat removed
  • 2 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red or yellow onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers or 1 habanero pepper (to taste), sliced
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp. GF coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. GF ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. GF Marjoram or oregano
  • 1 tsp. GF Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. GF Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. GF paprika
  • 2 GF bay leaves
  • 1 cup crushed pure tomatoes
  • 1 cup red wine or GF cooking sherry
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • Instructions

  • Set the Instant pot to sauté and add olive oil. Once the oil is shimmering, add pieces of sirloin and sear 5 minutes on one side, then flip the meat and sear 5 minutes on the other side. Do not stir the meat while it is searing. The sirloin should be cut into pieces so that they fit in the instant pot. Remove the meat and set aside.
  • Add onions, carrots, bell peppers, jalapeno/habanero and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, stirring as needed. Turn the instant pot off. Stir in black pepper, cumin, marjoram/oregano, garlic powder, turmeric, paprika and bay leaves to combine.
  • Return the meat to the pot with tomatoes, red wine/sherry and salt and give it a good stir. Cover, select the manual setting and cook on high pressure for 75 minutes.
  • Allow the steam to release naturally than using two forks shred the meat. Enjoy!


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