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Instant Pot Beef Stew

My Instant Pot beef stew is a hearty and comforting family meal that you can easily throw together on busy weeknights in your pressure cooker!

Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe - This easy pressure cooker beef stew is a hearty family meal that tastes AMAZING!

Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

As you probably know, I love my Instant Pot!

There’s nothing like being able to throw a few quality ingredients into your pressure cooker to create a delicious family meal.

This Instant Pot beef stew is one of my favorite easy Instant Pot dishes. It’s loaded with flavor, and it comes together quickly even on busy weeknights.

Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe - This easy pressure cooker beef stew is a hearty family meal that tastes AMAZING!

Note, I cook this dish in my 6-quart Instant Pot. You could also use a larger pot!

How to Make Instant Pot Beef Stew

Time needed: 1 hour and 5 minutes.

How to Make Beef Stew in your Instant Pot

  1. Season the meat

    Place the stew meat in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Add cornstarch and toss to thoroughly coat the meat. This can also be done right inside your Instant Pot to save a dish!

  2. Brown the meat

    Set the Instant Pot to sauté function; add the butter when the pot is hot. When the butter begins to sizzle, add the stew meat and sear on all sides. This is to brown the meat (giving it flavor), and should only take a few minutes total. You do not need to fully cook the meat at this phase.

  3. Deglaze the Instant Pot

    Deglaze the pot using the beef broth, taking care to fully scrape all of the flavorful bits off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Hit cancel on the Instant Pot.

  4. Add additional ingredients to the pressure cooker

    Add the Worcestershire sauce, paprika, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, brown sugar and tomato paste. Stir to combine the ingredients.

  5. Pressure cook on high

    Close the lid and set the valve to the sealed position. Set Instant Pot to pressure cook on high pressure for 35 minutes. When the cooking time stops, allow to naturally release for 10 minutes. After the 10-minute natural release, open the valve to release any remaining pressure. Remove bay leaf. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe - This easy pressure cooker beef stew is a hearty family meal that tastes AMAZING!

If you love loads of flavor, this Instant Pot beef stew recipe is definitely for you.

If you give it a try, be sure to leave me a comment to let me know what you think!

Easy Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

A hearty beef stew with beef and vegetables that comes together in your pressure cooker in no time flat!

Ingredients

  • 2 to 2 ½ lbs. pounds beef stew meat
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 to 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 to 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup frozen pearl onions
  • 3 large carrots, thick diagonal cut
  • 2 celery ribs, thick diagonal cut
  • 1 lb. baby red potatoes, quartered or halved (depending on size)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

Instructions

  1. Place the stew meat in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Add cornstarch and toss to thoroughly coat the meat.
  2. Set the Instant Pot to sauté function; add the butter when the pot is hot. When the butter begins to sizzle, add the stew meat and sear on all sides. This is to brown the meat (giving it flavor), and should only take a few minutes total. You do not need to fully cook the meat at this phase.
  3. Deglaze the pot using the beef broth, taking care to fully scrape all of the flavorful bits off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Hit cancel on the Instant Pot.
  4. Add the Worcestershire sauce, paprika, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, brown sugar and tomato paste. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  5. Close the lid and set the valve to the sealed position.
  6. Set Instant Pot to pressure cook on high pressure for 35 minutes. When the cook time stops, allow to naturally release for 10 minutes. After the 10-minute natural release, open the valve to release any remaining pressure.
  7. Remove bay leaf, serve, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 668 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 288mg Sodium: 884mg Carbohydrates: 22g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 95g

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