Set Instant Pot to saute. When it says HOT, add oil.
Add ground beef, onions and garlic to pot. Cook until meat is browned, stirring to break up meat. Season with salt, pepper, thyme and Worcestershire sauce as it is cooking.
Add tomato paste, water and beef base. Stir to scrape up any bits stuck to the bottom of the pot. Add elbows. Press cancel to stop Saute.
Lock lid in place and seal valve. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. (Cook time may vary with the kind of pasta you choose to use). Quick release the pressure. Stir in half of the cheese. Serve remaining cheese on the side.
Put 1 cup of water into bottom of Instant Pot. Put sausages into water or onto trivet. (Mine were frozen and I put right into the water.) Cook on high pressure for 1 minute. Let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes or so.
Remove sausages from the pot, but leave cooking water in the pot for additional flavor.
Add all remaining ingredients to pot. Pressure cook for 5 minutes. Let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes or so.
Meanwhile, slice the sausage. You can either add it to the sauce or serve it on the side. I chose to serve it with some pasta and Parmesan.
Stir and taste; add additional seasoning, if desired.
Set Instant Pot to saute. Wait for it to heat up (it will say "hot").
Season meat on both sides with salt and pepper. Add a little oil to the pot and sear meat for 10 minutes per side.
Hit cancel button.
Add 1 1/2 cups water to pot, along with the remaining ingredients. Set to manual pressure for 60 minutes. When time is up, release pressure naturally for 20 minutes.
If you have a 3 lb. roast, cook for 75 minutes. You don't need to change anything else.
If you would like, you can make a gravy from the broth. Remove the roast and put on a platter. Set the Instant Pot to saute. Combine a couple tablespoons of cornstarch or potato starch with enough water to make a thin paste. Drizzle it into the broth as you whisk continuously, until thickened.
This beef stew is thick with a deliciously flavored broth and lots of meat and veggies. If you plan ahead, it can be cooked in the crockpot after the meat and veggies are browned in pan. If you need to avoid gluten, wheat or soy, substitute a flour that is safe for you and make sure to use Better Than Bouillon organic beef base.
Put flour, salt & pepper in large Ziploc bag. Heat oil over medium heat in a large Dutch oven. Place meat in bag with the flour mixture and shake until well coated.
Shake off meat pieces and add them to the oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly browned.
Add onion to the remaining flour in the bag. Add onion, carrot and celery to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, to slightly cook the vegetables, about 5 minutes. Add parsley, thyme, water and Better than Bouillon organic beef base.
Cover and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes or so.
Add diced potatoes, carrots and onions. Cook for another 45 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender.