Whatever season it may be, stew always tastes amazing, right? It is one of those recipes that not only tastes good and is relatively easy to make, but it also holds up well as leftovers when life gets really hectic. And when I say, hectic, I mean it. I am currently a mom of two (who are both under the age of two), so I am working on trying to find things that will not only save me time, but are effective and can check a few things off the list at once – which is why I love our Instant Pot (and love this Instant Pot Stew recipe).
At first, when my husband and I got our Instant Pot for Christmas a year back, we didn’t quite understand all the hype. It sat in a box for a while until we decided we should finally try it out. At that time, we were living blissfully in a time where we only had one kid. She could have easily been the poster child for the perfect baby. Sweet, happy and would eat anything we set in front of her.
I clearly didn’t realize what toddlerhood had in store for my husband and I… No, I’m kidding (kind of). But seriously, now that my world has turned upside down and we are living with two children, that 6-quart silver pressure cooker has been our saving grace (and sanity) when it comes cooking easy and quick meals. I asked our friend, Chelsea of A Duck’s Oven about a quick and easy stew recipe that is healthy yet delicious and most importantly, easy to make. And needless to say, she delivered.
Say hello to Instant Pot Pork and Apple Stew recipe. Pork and apples are a classic food pairing that you yourself have probably enjoyed before. In fact, pork chops and applesauce became a famous catchphrase after Peter Brady in The Brady Bunch used the dinner combo for his Humphrey Bogart imitation! Television trivia aside, this recipe doesn’t just use any apple, it’s made with our signature Piñata® apple. We’ve shared countless recipes in the past with this classic sweet-tart apple. Piñata® truly stands out in this Instant Pot recipe because of its ability to withstand cooking temperatures, and in the case of our favorite kitchen gadget, steam and pressure. The delicious tropical flavor notes that Piñata® bring to this recipe help balance out the natural saltiness of the pork. Combine that with hearty vegetables and you have one tummy-filling stew.
This recipe only takes about 30 minutes to prep, which could easily be done in the morning or during your lunch break. Then, it’s just 25 minutes of hands-free pressure cooking until dinnertime. Soon enough, you will have a tasty dinner on your table that everyone in the family will love.
Check out this easy-to-follow recipe and let us know what your favorite Instant Pot meals are!