This delicious bowl of Balsamic Braised Beef is pure comfort food. Tender chunks of beef in a tangy rich tomato sauce.
800g/28oz of lean stewing beef, raw
1 onion, quartered and sliced
3 carrots, cut in batons
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
¼ cup (60ml) of good quality balsamic vinegar
2 tbs of brown sugar
1 cup (240ml) of beef stock
3 tbs of tomato paste
pinch of dried thyme
pinch of dried parsley
1 tbs cornstarch (or tapioca or arrowroot)
chopped fresh parsley to serve
salt and black pepper to season
cooking oil spray
Methode OF Preparation:
Set Instant Pot to saute mode, spray with some cooking oil spray, once it displays hot, add the beef to brown.
Remove and set aside
Add the onion, carrot and garlic and fry for a few mins, add in a little water to prevent sticking and to deglaze the pan.
Add all ingredients into the instant pot, add lid and close valve (if not self-sealing), set to manual high pressure for 20 mins, let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.
Set instant pot back to saute mode, Mix starch with a little water to make slurry and stir until thickened.
Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.
Serve with your choice of sides.