This instant pot mushroom stew was my second experiment using the instant pot.
The first one was lamb chops for the husband, an indulgence I can’t relish at this point due to our “no meat” Fast period.
It occurred to me that I could enjoy an almost similar dish, without the meat, and my homemade mushroom stew came together.
I used the same ingredients as I did with my hubby’s lamb, and simply replaced the meat with portobello mushrooms that were around the house for a while. I gather that any mushrooms will do.
What do you need for the Instant mushroom stew?
The main ingredients for this recipe are cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and onion – everything else is seasonings and spices. I used what I had in my cupboard, and I am certain that any combination of seasonings and spices that works for you will be fine.
A slow cooker may work as well if you do not have a pressure cooker (but it will obviously take longer). I also did not set out to write a recipe about an instant pot mushroom stew, but after throwing in a few recipes into the pressure cooker, I fell in love with what came out (both the texture and the taste).
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I must also mention that I ignored the vegetable settings when creating this portobello stew, and used the meat settings instead. The reason I did this was to ensure that the vegetables would cook and soften to my satisfaction.
I did worry that my mushroom stew would come up all mushy. That did not happen. It turned out that my settings were perfect, and the mushrooms had achieved just the right amount of tenderness.
Give this instant pot mushroom stew a try. It will close the gap on the days when meat is not an option for you. My children did not believe that this was a meatless meal.
I did not take any extra care to ensure that the ingredients are vegan, as my fasting prohibits animal products only. If you find an ingredient that does not agree with the vegan lifestyle, substitute it with something more suitable – the same goes for the Keto lifestyle.
Enjoy!…and don’t forget to pin or share.