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goobster  ·  606 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Grubski: Gov't Shutdown Edition

That Basics With Babish sounds like a good one. I'm gonna watch that. Most cooking shows are just pretty eye-candy for my wife and I, because she is diet-restricted... no wheat, little dairy, no meats except for chicken and turkey... so cooking shows are pretty, but rarely practical for us. (I actually have my "sushi girlfriend" - with full permission of my wife, of course - who I go on "dates" with when I want to get sushi, and my wife makes other plans for dinner.)

This month, due to my Keto Diet, I am eating way more red meat, so my wife and I are generally standing next to each other in the kitchen... making completely separate meals.

On Sunday I attempted my first ever Pot Roast. And I did it in my Instant Pot. Due to Keto I had to get creative with the veggies (root veggies like potatoes are high-carb, so definitely a diet no-no), but wound up with a great, rich beef stew.

Browned the pot roast on all six sides in an iron skillet. Deglazed the pan afterwards with 2 cups of beef stock and chopped onions and garlic. Then put the roast and liquid into the Instant Pot for 30 mins on High Pressure.

After 30 mins, I de-pressurized the Instant Pot, added chopped veggies (more onion and garlic, celery, carrots, chopped bell peppers, and spices), and did another 30 minutes on High Pressure.

In the end, the roast was a little more done than I prefer. A little dry. Next time I'll do the second phase for 10-15 mins, maybe, since all I am doing at that point is making stew with the meat's juices.

So I shredded the meat with two forks, added it back to the stock/stew, and have a WONDERFUL beef stew that fits well into my diet.


johnnyFive  ·  605 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That does sound good, although I don't have an instant pot (which I assume is similar or identical to a pressure cooker). We do pot roast in the slow cooker, but even then it tends to be dry as hell when you reheat it later.