Stews — especially when cooked in the Instant Pot — are a great solution for meals that fit into your busy life. They’re easy to make and use accessible ingredients, many of which are pantry staples. Cooking them in the Instant Pot makes them decidedly quick as well. This hearty beef stew is simmered with fresh garlic and ginger, and seasoned with soy sauce, brown sugar, oyster sauce, and Shaoxing wine, giving it a uniquely Chinese flavor.
If you have access to Asian produce, you could substitute daikon radish for some or all of the carrots. This Asian root vegetable is loaded with nutrients and becomes juicy and tender when braised in broth along with meat and other vegetables. With its mild flavor, it soaks up the flavors of the meat and seasonings it is cooked with, making it a particularly great addition to a flavorful beef stew.