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.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Stews
- Method: Instant Pot
- 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
- 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
You could add 1 tbs of tapioca with the chicken broth before cooking and skip the last step.
Keywords: sausage stew, instant pot
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.
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.