Sweet & savory veggie stew with RedRoyals™
Learn how to make a Sweet & Savory Veggie Stew with Pure Flavor® RedRoyals™ Cherry Tomatoes-on-the-Vine
Delicious, homecooked food has a way of soothing the soul and bringing a sense of calm to long and hectic days. A good vegetable stew is the perfect comfort food, but there are many “meat and potato” stew recipes out there that just don’t hit the spot. A few fresh ingredients can really elevate this simple meal to a feast your family will absolutely love.
Mary Harp is a mom, food-lover and creator of Healthy Christian Home who seeks out the healthiest, tastiest foods to feed her family. Although she isn’t usually much of a fan of tangy, tomato-based vegetable stews, Mary felt an urge to tell the world about the magic of her latest Instant Pot recipe — a Vegetable Beef Stew that she says is guaranteed to “warm you to your toes.”
What makes this recipe uniquely savory compared to other stews is how all the flavors mingle together so perfectly. The distinct flavors of each ingredient are actually more concentrated and tastier because the pressure cooker keeps all the juice and aromas inside.
Then, when the stew is almost ready, Mary adds the perfect fresh ingredient to complement her savory feast: majestically sweet Pure Flavor® RedRoyals™ Cherry Tomatoes On-the-Vine.
There’s more to making this fantastic stew than just tossing all your ingredients in a pot and shutting the lid, but that doesn’t mean it’s difficult to make. Just a few quick steps can elevate your stew to new heights.
You can start by heating ghee or olive oil and searing the stewing beef chunks. Stewing beef can sometimes be tough and chewy, but browning the meat first keeps everything nice and tender. The pressure cooker does the rest of the work, resulting in fall-apart tender bites. Although stewing beef is Mary’s first choice, you can always choose your favorite cut, like fresh chuck roast or even ground beef!
Once your meat is browned and vegetables like onions, carrots, celery and garlic are added, set the pressure cooker to manual high pressure for 20 minutes. When the timer goes off, quick release the pressure, add the rest of your vegetables and, most importantly, add your RedRoyals™ Cherry Tomatoes On-the Vine. You only have to cook these on high pressure for three minutes to get the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
Then, naturally release pressure over 20 minutes, giving you extra time to tackle your do-do list or sit back and relax! When it’s ready, scoop an even portion into bowls for your family and make sure to include an even number of RedRoyals™ for everyone – you don’t want anyone fighting over them!
Kids love this stew because RedRoyals™ infuse it with a fresh sweetness and a pleasant aroma that is hard to find in most other stews. These Cherry Tomatoes-on-the-Vine burst with a soft and tasty juice that instantly makes this dish a favorite your kids will ask for time and time again, even after winter has long gone.
Mary is passionate about health and wellness, especially when it comes to feeding her family tasty meals. RedRoyals™ are packed with healthy nutrients that can help kids grow up big and strong.
They are a great source of Vitamin C, manganese, iron and lycopene – all important vitamins and minerals for maintaining brain, heart and immune system health. That extra burst of royal sweetness is balanced by fiber, too, so the whole family can snack on them while the stew is cooking!
Wondering what to serve alongside this delicious feast? Mary has you covered there too. Her family loves sprinkling shredded sharp cheddar or Parmesan cheese on top – sometimes with a dash of hot sauce.
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