Welcome to another delicious Instant Pot recipe and today we have a huge treat for you with a Whole 30 Beef Pot Roast. It features delicious seasonal vegetables, amazing roast beef, a Whole 30 approved vegetable stock and loads of healthy goodness.
Firstly though, let me tell you about the vegetable stock that I grew up on….You see I am British born and vegetable stock always involved the trusted OXO Cube. They also came in a lot of different flavours. You had chicken, lamb and beef was the most famous one of the bunch.
What you would do is crumble one of these cubes into boiling water and stir it and it would eventually mix into your water a bit like gravy. It had that OXO taste to it. Nothing particularly special but something that would flavour your food.
It was something that you never questioned it was just something you bought. Just like the fact that you were always told to season your food with salt and pepper. It was just something that you did.
So when I went Paleo and followed the Whole 30 programme last summer I was a bit shocked that I couldn’t use it and that I would have to go 30 days without it. I mean what was I going to put in my food???
Well I did what most Paleo and Whole 30 followers do and that was make one from scratch using leftover stock from some soup I was cooking. It wasn’t that great as I am no master when it comes to veggie stock but it did the trick and I was there wishing that I could have something a little better and with a little less effort.
So I am screaming out WHY DIDN’T I KNOW that you could get a low food map veggie stock and that it could become a healthy way to add flavour to your meals???
I am doing another round of the Whole 30 this summer and reflecting on my last one last summer my thoughts are going back to the fact that last year I was unorganised and didn’t realise how many great things you could use to make your Whole 30 easier.
Well this recipe is the first of many that shows the Whole 30 is EASY and there are great alternatives out there to the unhealthy foods you currently have.
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Toss the beef joint in salt and pepper. Rub sage into the into the beef too.
Heat the oil in your Instant Pot on the saute setting and brown all sides of the beef.
Click the cancel button and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
Remove the beef from the Instant Pot and place it on a plate or a chopping board or whatever is easiest.
Peel and chop the carrots into big chunks, peel the fresh garlic and quarter the potatoes with the skin still on them.
Place the vegetables and the garlic in the bottom of the Instant Pot and using your hands mix it into the juices that are left over in the bottom from sautéing the beef.
Position the beef on top of the vegetables.
Add 250ml of vegetable or beef stock (I used that new powdered veggie stock mix for this and it was fantastic).
Cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve with Paleo style gravy.
I used my Instant Pot to make this dish using the slow cook function. But you could also cook it in a traditional slow cooker too.
Use whatever beef cut you can get your hands on. We love to do beef shin in the Instant Pot as it makes it so tender. But topside, silverside or chuck are also very nice.
Traditionally, you can make this with celery but we didn’t have any available and we love the potato and carrot combo.
Our portion was 1.5 kilos of beef. This is a little bit bigger than a 3 pound joint and just go for a medium sized piece and that will work perfectly.
Introducing The Casa De Sante Low Food Map Vegetable Stock
This is one of those stocks that you can turn to whenever you need it. It is super healthy for you and tastes truly amazing. It has one of those “anything goes uses”. For example if you are feeding a vegan you could give it to them, or if you have a hubby like mine that has IBS again you can use it.
Or how about if you are making a curry and you feel it just needs a bit more flavour? Or why not buy a carton of this when you do your Whole 30 so that you have something as an alternative to OXO.
Though once you leave OXO and try this out I doubt you will go back!
Low Food Map Vegetable Stock Review
Here are 10 reasons to buy this vegetable stock powder:
- $8 (as of 03.04.17) is a bargain
- No fillers, preservatives, MSG, or artificial flavouring
- Suitable for vegans
- Fat free
- Very easy to prepare
- No added sugar or potato starch
- Tastes better than the competition
- Gluten free
- Rich in vitamin A
- FODMAP-friendly food item
Our verdict –The vegetable bouillon my cousin uses in America is far from perfect. It’s the best in her area, but it also contains cane sugar. She simply doesn’t understand the point of adding sugar to vegetable stock. Plus, the usual brand comes in a paste that seems to take ages to dissolve. She loved how quickly Casa de Sante’s vegetable stock powder dissolved in water. It was a matter of seconds. Or as I would say “blink and you will miss it”.
If I have time, I much prefer to make my own and then pack it away in the freezer. The problem is that I don’t always have the time. Casa de Sante’s Low FODMAP Vegetable Stock Powder is so easy to make, and it’s also affordable. It comes in foil resealable packages. You get three packages for $8 and each package makes 14 cups (3.5 litres) of stock.
I wasn’t sure how it would taste given that cucumber is in the ingredients, but surprisingly it works well. It has a very rich taste that stands up well in gravies, soups, and stews.
Ingredients are not excessive. The vegetable stock powder contains:
- Red Peppers
That’s all. For people with allergies or sensitivities, it’s a very clean vegetable stock. You won’t find yeast, preservatives, oil, potato starch, soy sauce, onions, or garlic. For that, I’m thankful.
Its best feature…has to be the flavour. My all time favourite vegetable is parsnips. I absolutely love them and would be lost without them. At Christmas time I spend ages smelling them and always complain that out of Christmas you cant get them at a reasonable price. This is like having Christmas Day everyday with the taste of this stock.
Overall – I’m impressed.
While it’s always been preferable to make my own stocks, it is time-consuming. With Casa de Sante’s Vegetable Stock Powder, I don’t have to bother. The ingredients are simple, but they form a very tasty broth that I’m using for everything from soups to stews. It’s a great addition when flavouring a vegetable rice pilaf, and I found it helped turn make my pot roast gravy into something my family asked me to make again and again. That’s as good as it can possibly get!
Buy The Low Food Map Vegetable Stock
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