Once again I am going to post a recipe sans photos. I made this just last night and it came out pretty damned good. I do think next time I will just cube up a block of pressed, extra firm Nasoya tofu instead of using the Gardein Beefless Tips. They were okay, but I think we would like the regular tofu better.
1 bag Gardein Beefless Tips
1 packet of Mrs. Dash Beef Stew Seasoning
2 cups of hot water
2 Edwards & Sons Not Beef bouillon cubes
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 small onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup of red wine
1 can of no salt added diced tomatoes, undrained
2 large red potatoes, cubed
16 oz baby carrots, left whole
2 bay leaves
Drizzle bottom of instant pot with about 2 tbl of extra virgin olive oil and turn on saute function. Once it starts to heat a bit, add onion and garlic, sauteing until they get some color and start to stick. Deglaze pan with red wine. Cook for a couple minutes more to burn off any alcohol. Add bouillon cubes to water and allow to melt into it, whisking well…add worcestershire sauce and tomato paste and whisk well. Turn off the saute function and add the broth mixture, carrots, potatoes and canned tomatoes. Give a good stir and top with the frozen faux beef chunks. Stir it again, pushing most of the beefless chunks down into the mix. Put the lid on the cooker, close the valve and set for 10 min on the stew/meat setting. Once it beeps, allow it to sit for 10 minutes before venting. Enjoy!