a magenta napkin with two antique spoons next to a blue rimmed ceramic bowl full of quick and easy ground beef stew with carrots and potatoes

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Stew

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 -8
I thought about calling this Poor Man's Stew, but honestly, our Quick and Easy Ground Beef Stew is great for even the Queen of England on a cold night!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Yellow Onion minced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper minced
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sliced Carrots or more to taste
  • 1 1/2 Pounds Ground Beef 1 Pound is fine for a less meaty stew
  • 6 Yukon Gold Potatoes chopped
  • 1 Can Golden Mushroom Soup
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 15 ounce Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Better Than Beef Bouillon
  • 3/4  Teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Sprig Rosemary

Instructions

Stove Top Recipe

  • In a pot over medium heat, add the butter and as it begins to melt, add the onion and garlic, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes.
  • Add the bell pepper and carrots and stir again, cooking for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef, and using a meat chopper, (which you absolutely must buy because it's amazing) break up the meat while it is cooking.
  • Once the meat is browned, add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Allow the stew to cook on medium low for 1 hour.
  • Remove the rosemary and serve.

Instant Pot Recipe

  • Start the instant pot on Saute mode, add the butter and as it begins to melt, add the onion and garlic, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes.
  • Add the bell pepper and carrots and stir again, cooking for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef, and using a meat chopper, (which you absolutely must buy because it's amazing) break up the meat while it is cooking.
  • Once the meat is browned, add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Turn the instant pot off. Now turn it on to stew or manual high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Turn the valve to seal.
  • Allow a natural release for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the rosemary and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Ground Beef Stew
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 291
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 66.9mg22%
Sodium 172mg7%
Carbohydrates 27.8g9%
Fiber 4.4g18%
Sugar 4.6g5%
Protein 22.5g45%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.