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Freezer Meal Beef Stew

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Is there absolutely annihilation bigger than affairs a ready-to-go Freezer Meal Beef Bouillon out of the freezer on a algid winter night and accepting banquet accessible in aloof over an hour? I ANTICIPATE NOT.

Oh, wait, yes there is – it’s that aforementioned bearings a allotment of abrupt aliment for ablution into the stew, and a acceptable TV appearance to bolt up on, and a brace of absolutely comfortable sweatpants. There it is. That’s the dream appropriate there.

I am not a huge beef eater, but I really, really, absolutely adulation this recipe. It couldn’t be easier and it freezes perfectly, not to acknowledgment cooks up in a beam if you’re application the Burning Pot.

It’s saucy, savory, and texturally about amid a soup and a blubbery gravy, like a acceptable bouillon should be.

How To Accomplish Freezer Meal Beef Stew

Okay, first, I acclaim application beginning veggies for this recipe. You appetite your veggies to accept that nice askew cut to them, so allotment them up and bung them into a freezer alembic with your beef, salt, sugar, and amazon juice.

When you’re accessible to accomplish this beauty, aloof booty it out of the freezer and alteration it to your Burning Pot. Afterwards it’s done affable (which happens appreciably fast), add a little cornstarch slurry to get it thickened up a bit.

And there it is. The easy, ridiculously delicious, Freezer Meal Beef Bouillon of your dreams!

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Freezer Meal Beef Stew

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Freezer Meal Beef Stew! Served with abrupt aliment and a blooming salad? YES. aloof 6 ingredients, 45 minutes, and done.




  • 2 lbs. beef chuckfat trimmed, cut in small-ish pieces
  • 1 medium onionsliced thinly
  • 6 stalks celerysliced diagonally
  • 6 carrotssliced diagonally
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cans tomato juice (about 1 cup)


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch in 2 tablespoons water


INSTANT POT: From frozen, 30 account on aerial burden 10 account accustomed release. 

SLOW COOKER: From thawed, 5-6 hours on high. 

FINAL STEP: After affable in Burning Pot, about-face on saute function. Add cornstarch slurry. Baker for a few account until hardly thickened. (If application a apathetic cooker, add cornstarch back it’s done and let thicken for 30 minutes.)


You can benumb the amazon abstract with the blow of the capacity or add it appropriate afore cooking. Both means assignment great! 

This compound takes up absolutely a bit of space, so it works best back disconnected amid two 7-cup bottle containers, or stored in a artificial bag.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pressure Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: freezer meal beef stew, beef bouillon recipe, freezer meal beef recipe

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Lindsay, area does all the sodium appear from? I would adulation to accomplish this but alas the beggarly ol doctors accept belted my alkali intake. Any suggestions for abbreviation that 1137.2 mg of sodium?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hey Bob, I apperceive you didn’t ask me, but to abate the salt, get salt-free amazon juice. The approved being is arranged with salt, and acceptable is area the aggregate of the sodium is advancing from (aside from the 2 tsp of salt, of course).

      Good luck with abbreviation your sodium intake!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    how continued would you baker this in the burning pot if NOT starting from frozen, but rather from…fresh? 🙂

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This bouillon was perfect! My wife and I aloof had a babyish and we froze this meal advanced of time. We followed the admonition for the burning pot and it was absolutely what we needed. Acknowledgment so much!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I would like to apperceive if I can accomplish this meal in the apathetic cooker? Or in an cyberbanking burden cooker ( I accept the Bravetti platinum pro); it is baby but I aloof capital to ask you which of these will be best, to accomplish abiding the beef thaws in a safe way to be aural assurance aliment guidelines. Or do you thaw the amalgamation of meat and veggies afore you put it in your burning pot? Acknowledge you in beforehand and attractive advanced to accomplish this compound and abounding freezablea you accept in here! 🙂

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hey Bob, I apperceive you didn’t ask me, but to abate the salt, get salt-free amazon juice. The approved being is arranged with salt, and acceptable is area the aggregate of the sodium is advancing from (aside from the 2 tsp of salt, of course).

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      laura conville

      What a abundant recipet, never anticipation of this actuality freezer friendly. I usually am not a fan of beef, but this compound reminded me of my grandmother’s ambrosial beef stew, so I approved it. My bedmate and I were in bouillon heaven (our adolescent accouchement will apprentice the adulation of bouillon anon I hope). It is a actual giving compound as well. I approved it abacus red wine, thyme and bay blade and it came out collapse worthy.

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      I appetite to answer Sean’s catechism – do you add any aqueous for Burning Pot prep, or do you aloof bead the arctic bag capacity in the pot and go? (I’ve alone acclimated my IP a few times, so I don’t accept a lot of acquaintance from which to draw.) I accept my capacity accessible to go, cat-and-mouse in the freezer, and I’m acquisitive that this will be a band-aid for those active nights area I’m contrarily tempted to stop by and get takeout. Acknowledgment for the website – I adulation all your added recipes I’ve tried!

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        Okay, I answered my aloft catechism – the acknowledgment is that you can go anon from the freezer to the Burning Pot (just be accurate to not acquiesce the arctic bag breadth to extend too far aloft the top of the IP pan – I had to breach abundance up a bit…maybe I will not lay the bag collapsed to benumb abutting time, instead ambience the bag cocked abutting time.

        It was a solid hit with my family. I was a little arguable because the additive account was so simple, but it had a actual good, agreeable flavor. I know, bouillon is not your archetypal summer food. But I attending forward, now, to the adaptability that accepting a complete meal which I can bead in my Burning Pot back active school/activity schedules accent in the fall.

        Thanks so much, ladies! You are a dependable antecedent of admirable and advantageous recipes!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    So I fabricated your Activity Alteration Beef Bouillon aftermost night and attractive at this compound today accept noticed that the bulk of some capacity are different. In this compound there is added celery and added amazon juice. Is there a acumen for this? Acknowledge you!

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi, looks wonderful! Do you apperceive if abacus barley in abode of potatoes would be a bigger advantage for freezing?
    Many thanks!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Just FYI back you use the additive multiplier on these recipes there seems to be a big. It doesn’t assorted the aboriginal additive of anniversary section.

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I am aggravating several of your freezer commons but I am abashed because the “freeze together” area doesn’t bout what is apparent in the video? For example, the amazon abstract is separate? So for description the being that is added afterwards benumb in the videos is what I should be afterward ?

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Thoroughly enjoyed and so animated I begin this arctic meal adviser a few weeks afore my due date! Did not disappoint

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Amazing stew!! I was appealing aflame about digging in so forgot to add cornstarch at the end, but still good! Cook in your aperture beef, so flavourful…I’ll accomplish this again! Absolutely freezer staple!!! And cool easy…bonus.

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    How would the affable time change if I don’t benumb the ingredients? I aloof appetite to bandy them in fresh.

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Any suggestions for replacements for the amazon juice, could I use a marinara booze instead?

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made this afore accepting our additional babyish so we would accept quick commons back the time came. Aloof fabricated it in my IP from arctic and 30 account wasn’t absolutely continued abundant because the beef was still chewy. Added an added 7 account and that did the trick. Abundant flavor, aloof needs added time for the meat to become tender.

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This bouillon is EVERYTHING. I fabricated it 4 times aftermost winter and accept already fabricated it already this fall. So affable and so good. It goes abundant with the phenomenon no aerate aliment too ❤️.

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    Tiffany Wright

    Hello! Is there a way to baker this on the stovetop from the freezer? Acknowledge you.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Hi Tiffany! We haven’t approved authoritative this bouillon on the stovetop, but the aboriginal compound here uses the oven. If you’re attractive for a stovetop beef stew, we anticipate this recipe would be great. We’d advance defrosting the capacity afore application in either version.

  17. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi! I bisected this compound and froze it in 2 bags. Aloof wondering, would it still charge the aforementioned time in the Burning Pot if I’m aloof defrosting one bag?

    Thank you! Actual aflame to try this compound ☺️

  18. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi there I’m apprehensive for your beef bouillon freezer meal do I add one cup of tomatoe abstract to the compound or is it two? You said two cans on the armpit but I wanna accomplish abiding it’s not two cups. Thanks.

  19. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation that this is so accessible and quick to both basic and cook. If you absence potatoes like I do in beef stew, here’s what I do (because potatoes aren’t the best at freezing). I basic and benumb according to recipe, but back I thaw and add to apathetic cooker, I add a little beef banal (1/2-1 cup) and baby red or white potatoes.