Beef Souvlaki Instant Pot Stew

Beef Souvlaki Instant Pot Stew

Beef Souvlaki Instant Pot Stew Beef Souvlaki Instant Pot Stew

Beef Souvlaki Instant Pot Stew

PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 40 minutes
SERVES: 5

PREP TIME: 20 minutes

COOK TIME: 40 minutes

SERVES: 5

Beef Souvlaki Instant Pot Stew

PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 40 minutes
SERVES: 5

Ingredients

Get the flavour of your favourite Greek souvlaki in this easy instant pot beef recipe. The braising technique makes the beef tender and perfect to tuck into pitas with your favourite toppings.

  • 2 lb (1 kg) Beef Boneless Roast (blade, cross rib or sirloin tip)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried oregano
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each garlic and onion powder
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil (or any type on hand)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) beef broth or water
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 bag (425 g) Greek style pitas (5)
  • 1 tub (227 g) tzatziki sauce
  • 1 cup (250 mL) diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded carrot
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
 

Preparation

Remove netting or string from roast. Cut into 2 inch (5 cm) pieces, trimming as necessary and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with oregano, garlic powder and onion powder; toss well to coat evenly.

Turn instant pot on sauté setting and add oil.

Brown beef, in batches without overcrowding pot, turning on all sides.. Return beef and any accumulated juices to instant pot.

Turn off instant pot.

Stir in lemon zest and juice, beef broth, salt and pepper; stir to coat. Place lid on top and seal. Set the pressure to high and cook for 35 minutes. Allow the pressure to come down naturally, then turn valve to vent for a quick release.

Once valve stops, remove the lid. Using tongs, remove beef to a large bowl, reserving juices in the pot. Stir in feta and parsley and break up beef into small pieces. Add some of the pan juices to moisten the beef.

Warm pitas, if desired and divide beef among pitas. Top with tzatziki, tomato, cucumber, carrot and onion. Fold up and enjoy.

Stovetop Variation: Heat oil in a Dutch oven or enamelled cast-iron roaster over medium-high heat and brown beef in batches. Increase beef broth to just cover beef (about 1 cup/250 mL) and add lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Cover and reduce heat and cook for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally until meat is tender. Add more beef broth if necessary to keep moist, until meat is fort-tender.


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Ingredients

Get the flavour of your favourite Greek souvlaki in this easy instant pot beef recipe. The braising technique makes the beef tender and perfect to tuck into pitas with your favourite toppings.

  • 2 lb (1 kg) Beef Boneless Roast (blade, cross rib or sirloin tip)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried oregano
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each garlic and onion powder
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil (or any type on hand)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) beef broth or water
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 bag (425 g) Greek style pitas (5)
  • 1 tub (227 g) tzatziki sauce
  • 1 cup (250 mL) diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded carrot
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
Preparation

Remove netting or string from roast. Cut into 2 inch (5 cm) pieces, trimming as necessary and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with oregano, garlic powder and onion powder; toss well to coat evenly.

Turn instant pot on sauté setting and add oil.

Brown beef, in batches without overcrowding pot, turning on all sides.. Return beef and any accumulated juices to instant pot.

Turn off instant pot.

Stir in lemon zest and juice, beef broth, salt and pepper; stir to coat. Place lid on top and seal. Set the pressure to high and cook for 35 minutes. Allow the pressure to come down naturally, then turn valve to vent for a quick release.

Once valve stops, remove the lid. Using tongs, remove beef to a large bowl, reserving juices in the pot. Stir in feta and parsley and break up beef into small pieces. Add some of the pan juices to moisten the beef.

Warm pitas, if desired and divide beef among pitas. Top with tzatziki, tomato, cucumber, carrot and onion. Fold up and enjoy.

Stovetop Variation: Heat oil in a Dutch oven or enamelled cast-iron roaster over medium-high heat and brown beef in batches. Increase beef broth to just cover beef (about 1 cup/250 mL) and add lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Cover and reduce heat and cook for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally until meat is tender. Add more beef broth if necessary to keep moist, until meat is fort-tender.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear.  However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age.  Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.

Emily Richards
Recipe by

Emily Richards

Professional Home Economist

Nutritional Information

Per Serving (1 filled pita or ⅕ recipe)
  • Calories
    730
  • Saturated
    14g
  • Fat
    29g
  • Cholesterol
    150mg
  • Sodium
    1070mg
  • Fibre
    3g
  • Carbohydrate
    59g
  • Sugars
    7g
  • Iron
    38%
  • Vitamin C
    15%
  • Calcium
    300mg
  • Protein
    57g
  • Vitamin A
    17%
  • Vitamin D
    ≥1%

* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.

DID YOU KNOW?

Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear.  However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age.  Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
  • Calories
    730
  • Saturated
    14g
  • Fat
    29g
  • Cholesterol
    150mg
  • Sodium
    1070mg
  • Fibre
    3g
  • Carbohydrate
    59g
  • Sugars
    7g
  • Iron
    38%
  • Vitamin C
    15%
  • Calcium
    300mg
  • Protein
    57g
  • Vitamin A
    17%
  • Vitamin D
    ≥1%
* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.
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