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Offline Smokin Don

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PC Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
« Reply #-1 on: August 15, 2016, 10:25:52 PM »
Aug 15 2016

I had just used my new Instant Pot 6 in 1 pressure cooker to steam corn twice. I used it today to do a beef chuck roast and steam potatoes and carrots to mash.

If you have an Instant Pot you need a different steamer basket for small things. The insert that came with it is just for large chunks. The collapsible one I already had worked perfectly; you can see it in the first 2 photos.

The roast was from my butcher; 2 ½ pounds part of a 7 bone roast.  I steamed 4 large red potatoes and some carrots for 8 minutes. The potatoes were peeled and cut into large chunks. They were plenty done and mashed up easily. I added 4 large pats of butter and a couple large spoonfuls of sour cream and some salt. They went in the fridge and would heat up at supper time.

For the roast I used a package of Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix and some Pioneer Brown Gravy Mix stirred together and a cup of beef stock. I had 2 slices of sweet onion for the bottom of the pot.

I lightly salted and peppered the roast and cut it in half. I turned the pot to sauté and added some olive oil spray. When it said Hot I seared it on both sides about 3 minutes. I removed it from the pot added the onion slices to the bottom and coated both sides of the meat with the dry soup and gravy mix as I placed it back in. I poured the cup of beef stock over then placed the lid on and locked it. I went to “Meat Stew” setting and set the timer on 60 minutes. Within 10 minutes I was getting a nice beefy smell in the kitchen.

After it went to warm hold I let it set for 6 minutes then vented the steam. Be careful because after an hour it releases a lot of steam compared to a 4 minute steam. After it quite for a while I opened the lid and removed the meat to remove any fat and shred. It was pull apart tender. I let the gravy on warm hold. I nuked some green peas and heated up our mashed potatoes.

We had the beef and potatoes with gravy over, peas on the side and some buttered toasted English muffins. The wife and I thought it was very tender, melt in your mouth beef; some of the best I have had. My dog approved too; he got a few bites of the beef and a little of the gravy. I don’t feed him much table food but he is happy if he gets one bite!

I am going to enjoy having the Instant Pot this winter.

















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PC Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
« on: August 15, 2016, 11:08:56 PM »
Slide my peas to Muebe. The rest is perfect
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Re: PC Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 11:24:43 PM »
Slide my peas to Muebe. The rest is perfect

Slide mine and Pappy's to Smoke. Less peas means more meat and taters!
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Re: PC Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 11:35:14 PM »
I can't say anymore Don.....Peas & all that is perfect......you are killing me with that bread (english muffins) & butter.  I never understood how people make toast or English muffins with one small piece of butter. I keep telling my wife that if you can't taste the butter it is a waste of time. You do it right my friend ;D ;D ;D ;D


I would love to break bread with you someday.......but lets bring plenty of butter.


Not to get off subject but on a cold roast beef sandwich I put butter & mayo on it.

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Re: PC Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2016, 11:53:38 PM »
I keep telling my wife that if you can't taste the butter it is a waste of time. You do it right my friend ;D ;D ;D ;D

I would love to break bread with you someday.......but lets bring plenty of butter.

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Yea I love the butter and I don't want it all melted into the bread but on top. I toast my bread early and let cool then add the butter goood that way!!! Don
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Re: PC Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 11:55:26 PM »
Slide my peas to Muebe. The rest is perfect
I know I should make up a plate without the peas for you and muebe!!!! Don
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Re: PC Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2016, 12:01:08 AM »
I keep telling my wife that if you can't taste the butter it is a waste of time. You do it right my friend ;D ;D ;D ;D

I would love to break bread with you someday.......but lets bring plenty of butter.

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Yea I love the butter and I don't want it all melted into the bread but on top. I toast my bread early and let cool then add the butter goood that way!!! Don

Wow same here but I like to toast it with butter first .......Then put more butter on later.....you get two  tastes of butter melted & fresh lol  but I agree fresh butter not melted is best....now I am killing myself
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 12:01:50 AM »
I'll take a full plate with everything.

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Re: PC Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2016, 12:07:53 AM »
May I add one thing Don?  I love peas but can I add a spoon :D :D the fork is not the best way for me to eat peas...they end up all over the place......& the knife won't cut it with me for eating peas lol


I got to add one more thing that butcher gave you some nice cut of meat
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Re: PC Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2016, 12:32:02 AM »
May I add one thing Don?  I love peas but can I add a spoon :D :D the fork is not the best way for me to eat peas...they end up all over the place......& the knife won't cut it with me for eating peas lol

I got to add one more thing that butcher gave you some nice cut of meat

Mix the peas in with the potatoes and easy to use a fork! Don
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Re: PC Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2016, 03:45:41 AM »
I want a plate just like that.    .☆´¯`•.¸¸. ི♥ྀ.
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2016, 06:14:10 AM »
I want a plate just like that.    .☆´¯`•.¸¸. ི♥ྀ.

Me too! Although I'll skip,the peas please!  :)
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Re: PC Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2016, 07:12:45 AM »
I'll take a full plate with everything.

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Re: PC Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2016, 08:22:55 AM »
All I had to read in the subject was "GRAVY" and you had me ;)


That plate looks soooooooooo good I'm drooling
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Re: PC Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2016, 12:07:35 PM »
Doesn't matter if it's Winter or Summer,  good comfort food is ALWAYS in season! Looks great Don!