After we butchered the pig shortly before Christmas Hubby cleaned out the freezer. I was so happy as it’s a job I hate to do. Hubby is really good at putting the older meat at the top of the freezer and the newer to the bottom. That means that all the undesirable meat that I’ve been putting aside suddenly gets moved to the top..and I’m not allowed to ignore it anymore. For me that meant LOTS and LOTS of liver and boiling beef got shuffled to the top of the freezer.
Hubby gets beef from his boss as part of his wages. Often they will butcher a beef and split it. His boss will get half. We get the other half. His family doesn’t like boiling beef and soup bone so we get it all. I don’t mind…but honestly, I’ve been ignoring it all WAY to long. So Sunday I pulled out a pack of boiling beef and put it in the Instant Pot 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker and ended up with this….
YUM!! It’s a beefy-mushroom gravy over mashed potatoes. It was so good… It’s home hearty good comfort food.
I did it like this…I put the boiling beef in the pressure cooker. I put it in for 80 minutes. I know that’s a long time but I want the meat to fall apart. I also want it to release easily from the fatty yuck that surrounded the meat.
After it was cooked Hubby “deboned and defatted” it. In the meantime I emptied the pressure cooker, sprayed it with cooking spray and put in an onion and mushrooms that need to be used up and turned it on the saute function. Once the onion and mushrooms were done, I added the beef, 2 tablespoons of beef soup based bullion and a can of cream of chicken soup. I put in a little milk. Hubby likes it a little thicker so I ended up adding a little cornstarch to thicken it up.
This over mashed potatoes…YUM.
My 2016 goal has been to keep the refrigerator cleaner and to do better with food waste. This meal met a couple of those goals. The mushrooms needed to be used and some of that boiling beef got used up into a completely tasty meal.
If offered boiling beef….say yes. I’m so glad that I ended up coming up with this recipe. In the past boiling beef all made soup and with soup it always has seemed a little fatty. I’ll be be making this again and again.