Sausage Stew, Instant Pot; dog days

I lied.

I thought I was done making dinner in the Instant Pot, but I was wrong.

I found this recipe in one of my cook books and was curious…. Stew is not something one makes with sausage.

Still, it was a cool, rainy night, I had some nice smoked sausages, and I was feeling lazy.

I liked the idea that everything was just tossed in and cooked.

As always, the recipe was modified to suit what was in my fridge.

This is definitely one I will make again…. and again.

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Sausage Stew, Instant Pot

I used 4 smoked sausages, cut into 3rds but kielbasa or ring bologna would work…. or any favorite sausage.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Stews
  • Method: Instant Pot

Ingredients

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  • 10oz (300gr) sausage, sliced into 2″ (5cm) lengths 
  • 1 onion, thickly sliced
  • 2 large carrots, cut lengthwise in 4ths, then into pieces
  • 10oz (300gr) potatoes, cut slightly larger than the carrots
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 3 tbs whole grain mustard
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbs cornstarch (maizena) dissolved in 2 tbs water

Instructions

  • Put sausage, potatoes, onions, carrots in the Instant Pot
  • Combine paprika, thyme, mustard, chicken broth, and add to pot, stirring to combine.
  • Secure cover, set Instant Pot to High Pressure for 4 minutes.
  • Natural release for 5 minutes then quick release.
  • Set the Instant Pot to Sauté for 3 minutes.
  • When the sauce is bubbling, add the cornstarch mixture, stirring gently to thicken.
  • Spoon into a large bowl and serve

Notes

You could add 1 tbs of tapioca with the chicken broth before cooking and skip the last step.

Keywords: sausage stew, instant pot

Sausage & Potato Stew

Back when she was a young dog, and Bonnie was still with us, I was greeted every morning by 2 dogs bouncing and leaping at the foot of the stairs.

They would nip at each other, race in circles, bark and growl and generally ‘make a joyful noise’.

I often had to stop half way down so they would calm down enough that I could safely make my way between them to open the door. Once outside they would race from corner to corner waiting for me to get to the gate so they could race around after bunnies.

Now I have this:

She doesn’t move until I am down the stairs and sitting on the bottom step. Then she maneuvers around so I can give her a morning belly rub.

When I finally get up and go to the door she gives me a dirty look and slowly stands.

We go outside.

She sits.

I walk to the gate and call her.

She ignores me.

I go to the other gate and call her.

Sometimes she will join me for a short walk around the house, checking for bunnies; other times she turns and goes back in the house.

The bunnies are suffering through another plague of myxomatosis so would be easy to catch – if she were interested and I let her. She’s more interested in settling back down for morning naps.

However – she can still get her front paws (slightly) off the ground when someone tosses her a bit of cheese…..

She turned 10 last month. We celebrated with a chewy…. and a long cuddle.

4 thoughts on “Sausage Stew, Instant Pot; dog days”

  1. One thing in your recipe; you’re talking about sauteeing and breaking up ground beef but that’s not listed in your ingredients and I don’t think it’s in the picture either though I could be wrong. However! I will be making this. 🙂

    Poor Guapa. It sucks getting old. But she’s still moving and that’s a good thing. Our Murphy is closing in on 11, we think, since he was a rescue. Some days, he really shows his age.

    Poor bunnies. That’s just sad. I have a bunpocalypse going on in the backyard right now. Must be a dozen or more on just my little bit of acreage. They’re sure fun to watch!

    It’s 35 here today. It snowed overnight. All my narcissus flowers are dead…

    • Thanks – fixed. I copy and paste so I don’t have to re-do the formatting and sometimes (ahem) miss something.
      We never knew how old our Sedi was (German Shepherd and, maybe, Dob mix). We think she was about 13 when she died. We had her 11 years.
      I hate seeing all the sick bunnies…. but it never takes them all. Apparently some develop immunity.
      Snow!!!! That also sucks.

    • She’s doing okay – poor old girl. She still pretends she’s a young pup when she sees a bunny. She just doesn’t see them as well. lol
      Glad to hear the Coco Pop is well!

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