Spicy Stewed Beef with Creamy Cheddar Grits, Stovetop or Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker

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    This recipe can be a time saver because a pressure cooker can be used. Pressure cooking can be dangerous, please make sure you understand how to safely use your pressure cooker before making this recipe.



  1. 1 T canola oil
  2. 1 T butter
  3. 3 lbs stew meat or diced chuck roast
  4. 1 (11 oz) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  5. 4 cups beef broth, for stovetop, 1/2 c for pressure cooker
  6. 5 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 1 T cumin
  8. 2 t chili powder
  9. 1 onion, diced
  10. 1 red pepper, diced
  11. Grits

  12. 1 c quick cooking grits
  13. 2 c chicken broth, divided
  14. 1 c water
  15. 1 c half and half, optional
  16. 8 oz shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (2 c)
  17. chopped green onions, for garnish


    Meat (stove top)

  1. Heat oil and butter in a large pot over high heat.
  2. Add stew meat and brown for 1 minute.
  3. Add chipotle peppers, beef broth, garlic, cumin, chili powder, onion, and red pepper. Stir, then bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, then cover and simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until the meat is fall-apart tender and the liquid is thick. (Watch the meat occasionally and add more beef broth as needed.)
  5. Meat (pressure cooker)

  6. Place all ingredients in pressure cooker and cook on high for 30 minutes.
  7. Carefully cool pressure cooker and then release pressure.
  8. Grits

  9. In large saucepan, combine chicken broth, water and half and half, if using. Bring to a boil.
  10. Stir in grits, reduce heat to medium low, and cover.
  11. Cook 5 to 7 minutes until thickened.
  12. Stir in cheese.
  13. Serving

  14. Serve stewed meat, with liquid, over top of grits.
  15. Sprinkle on green onions for color.

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Serves: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours or 20 minutes
Course: Soup/Stew/Chili,Entree
Type of Food: Stew
Key Ingredient: Beef,Cheese,Grits
Difficulty: 2 - Medium
Make Ahead: Yes
Prep Method: Stovetop,Instant Pot

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