Instant Pot Beef Stew

Hearty and delicious, this Instant Pot Beef Stew offers tender meat, colorful veggies, and a rich sauce that is ready fast — the ultimate comfort food!

Best Ever Instant Pot Beef Stew

Hearty and delicious, this Instant Pot beef stew is a quick twist on one of our favorite traditional dinners. Made from scratch, this homemade, mouthwatering classic boasts flavorful beef that is fall-apart tender — it tastes like it’s been cooking all day! Along with the meat, it’s loaded with veggies like onions and carrots in a rich sauce, this is the ultimate cozy, comfort food. Thanks to the Instant Pot, this awesome meal is ready fast, making it a perfect weeknight recipe. Your family will crave this easy, one-pot meal, declaring it the best Instant Pot beef stew recipe!

Want more irresistible, award-winning meal ideas? Your crew will love this Instant Pot pot roast. I also suggest you try this Instant Pot mac and cheese or Instant Pot lasagna. Chicken pot pie is another classic comfort food we love — plus, it’s a great freezer meal! This oven beef stew is a recipe I stole my grandma’s recipe box. Hamburger casserole is a reader favorite I make all the time. This beef and bean chili is another go-to meal my family regularly enjoys. My sister-in-law says this is the best meatloaf recipe she’s ever tried!

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew

At the end of a busy day, I’m tired but I still need to serve my family a hearty, delicious, homemade meal.

Thanks to my Instant Pot, I can deliver an amazing dinner in no time.

This mouthwatering Instant Pot beef stew is loaded with flavor and is so quick and easy. You’ll think it’s some of the best comfort food you’ve ever eaten!

Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

Today’s Instant Pot stew recipe is sure to please the masses. It’s everything you love about a traditional beef stew, but ready in a fraction of the time and all in one-pot.

It’s full of flavorful beef. After only a few minutes in the Instant Pot, it’s fall-apart tender thanks to the magic of the pressure cooker. The meat tastes like it’s been cooking all day long!

Next up: veggies. Our ultimate Instant Pot beef stew recipe is packed with carrots, onions, potatoes and tomatoes. You could also make it with mushrooms.

A rich sauce completes the meal with the perfect amount of seasoning and spices.

I love how fast it is it to make an awesome dinner from scratch.

How to Make Instant Pot Beef Stew

How to Make Instant Pot Beef Stew

Ingredients for Instant Pot Beef Stew

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat trimmed into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, divided
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • cooking oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 6 medium Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 6 medium carrots, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 6 cups beef bone broth
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley for garnish
  • Bag of frozen peas

Instant Pot Beef Stew with Peas

Instant Pot Beef Stew with Peas

You may also want to top with frozen peas. I love frozen and fresh peas, but one of my boys doesn’t.

They’ll get mushy if you put them in the Instant Pot with everything else, so I hold them off until the end. This way, they are crisp, bright, and yummy — the hot beef stew warms them. Plus, I am able to leave them off my son’s dish so everyone is happy.

Some recipes call for red wine, but I leave it out of this recipe.

How to Make Instant Pot Beef Stew

Combine flour, salt, pepper, onion powder and Italian seasoning in a gallon-sized ziplock bag. Add meat and shake until well coated.

Add cooking oil to the Instant Pot and set to SAUTE. Brown meat on all sides by stirring. The beef does not need to be fully cooked.

Transfer browned meat onto a large bowl.

Place the pot back in the pressure cooker and add onions, carrots, celery, and minced garlic. SAUTE for three minutes then stir in the balsamic vinegar and tomato paste.

Add the beef back into the pot. Top with potatoes, Worcestershire sauce, the remaining 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, bay leaves and beef broth. Be sure to completely cover veggies with liquid.

Cover and seal the lid and set to 40 minutes with High Pressure on Manual mode. Allow the pressure cooker to release naturally for 10 minutes, then open the valve to release the remaining pressure.

Serve with chopped fresh parsley.

Pour hot stew over frozen peas for an easy way to cool down and add some yummy flavor.

Can You Freeze Instant Pot Beef Stew?

Yes! It will be good in the freezer for three to six months when you store in an airtight, freezer-safe container or bag.

This cozy favorite can be served year-round. It would make an excellent meal to serve guests or to give to a family with a new little one. Just one bite and you’ll know why this Instant Pot beef stew is a classic.

Best Instant Pot Beef Stew

Best Instant Pot Beef Stew

What to Serve with Instant Pot Beef Stew

One of the best parts of this meal to me is that everything is ready to go in one-pot. I love how simple and yummy it is!

I serve it along with fresh from the oven cornbread and plenty of butter.

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Satisfying and tasty, this Instant Pot beef stew is the ultimate one-pot comfort food to love!

Best Ever Instant Pot Beef Stew
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat trimmed into bite sized cubes
  • 1 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning divided
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • cooking oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 6 medium Russet potatoes peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 6 medium carrots peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 4 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 6 cups beef bone broth
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley for garnish
  • Bag of frozen peas
  • Combine flour, salt, pepper, onion powder and Italian seasoning in a gallon sized ziplock bag.

  • Add meat and shake until well coated.

  • Add cooking oil to the Instant Pot and set to SAUTBrown meat on all sides by stirring. The beef does not need to be fully cooked.

  • Transfer browned meat onto a large bowl.

  • Place the pot back in the pressure cooker and add onions, carrots, celery and minced garlic. SAUTE for three minutes then stir in the balsamic vinegar and tomato paste.

  • Add the beef back into the pot. Top with potatoes, Worcestershire sauce, the remaining 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, bay leaves and beef broth. Be sure to completely cover veggies with liquid.

  • Cover and seal the lid and set to 40 minutes with High Pressure on Manual mode. Allow the pressure cooker to release naturally for 10 minutes, then open valve to release the remaining pressure.

  • Serve with chopped fresh parsley.

  • Pour hot stew over frozen peas for an easy way to cool down and add some yummy flavor.

Calories: 500kcal

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