Beef and Butternut Squash Stew in Pressure Cooker

Savory beef and butternut squash stew easily made in a pressure cooker. High in protein and fiber to keep you full!

Beef and Butternut Squash Stew

Why You’ll Love Beef and Butternut Squash Stew

This beef and butternut squash stew is high in protein, providing 38.5 g per serving. You won’t struggle to meet your daily protein goals when eating this stew for lunch or dinner. The cumin, bone broth, garlic, and onion also add savory flavor you’ll enjoy.

Pressure cooker meals make meal prep easy. Just toss in the ingredients and let it cook. Stews are a great way to eat more vegetables because they mix in well and taste like the broth and seasonings. The vegetables in this beef and butternut squash stew provide 8.5 g fiber per serving. Fiber helps regulate bowel movements, lower cholesterol levels, and stabilize blood sugars. Meals high in fiber help keep you feeling full longer.

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Ingredients

  • Beef: protein source, good source of B12, zinc, iron, B6, and niacin.
  • Onion, garlic, and cumin: add flavor and rich in antioxidants.
  • Cauliflower: adds fiber and bulks up the soup to make it more filling. High in vitamins C and K. Good source of folate.
  • Celery: people don’t think too much about celery having any nutrition benefits beyond fiber, but celery is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, including vitamins A, C, and K, potassium and folate.  
  • Butternut squash: high in fiber and vitamins A and C.
  • Bone broth: adds flavor and some protein. Rich in collagen, which may benefit joints and skin.

How to Make Beef and Butternut Squash Stew

  1. Dice onion and cut beef into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Set pressure cooker to brown. Add olive oil, garlic, and onion. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add beef and cook for 3-5 minutes or until brown on all sides.
  4. Chop celery. Add celery, butternut squash, riced cauliflower, cumin, and bone broth to pressure cooker. Stir to combine.
  5. Cancel browning. Lock lid and pressure cook for 30 minutes. Quick release pressure when done.

before cooking

Beef and Butternut Squash Stew before cooking in pressure cooker

after cooking

beef and butternut squash stew after cooking in pressure cooker

Tips

  • Use precut butternut squash and riced cauliflower to save time on preparation.
  • If you don’t have bone broth, you can use regular broth. Water can also be used, but broths provide more flavor.
  • To make on the stove top: in a large pot, brown beef with onions, cumin, and garlic. Add rest of ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for an hour.

How to Store Beef and Butternut Squash Stew

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. According to the USDA, leftovers can be stored safely in the refrigerator for 4 days and in the freezer for 3-4 months. The broth helps this stew freeze well.

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Beef and Butternut Squash Stew

Beef and Butternut Squash Stew in Pressure Cooker

Savory beef and butternut squash stew easily made in a pressure cooker. High in protein and fiber to keep you full.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 325 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 white onion small
  • 1 lb angus beef stew meat
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 celery stalks
  • 20 oz butternut squash chopped
  • 16 oz riced cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 4 cups beef bone broth

Instructions
 

  • Dice onion and cut beef into 1-inch pieces.
  • Set pressure cooker to brown. Add olive oil, garlic, and onion. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Add beef and cook for 3-5 minutes or until brown on all sides.
  • Chop celery. Add celery, chopped butternut squash, riced cauliflower, cumin, and bone broth to pressure cooker. Stir to combine
  • Cancel browning. Lock lid and pressure cook for 30 minutes. Quick release pressure when done.

Notes

  • Use precut butternut squash and riced cauliflower to save time on preparation.
  • If you don’t have bone broth, you can use regular broth. Water can also be used, but broths provide more flavor.
  • To make on the stove top: in a large pot, brown beef with onions, cumin, and garlic. Add rest of ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for an hour.
 
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy only. This information comes from online calculators. Figures are only estimates.

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 38.5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3.5gFiber: 8.5g
Keyword beef stew, pressure cooker
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