Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

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This Instant Pot Beef Stew is mouthwatering! The beef is so tender, it just melts in your mouth! No need to brown the beef, just dump the ingredients in the Instant Pot and press the button!

Instant Pot Beef Stew

What can be more comforting on a cold winter day then a pot of piping hot beef stew?  Instant Pot will make this beef stew for you and feed your whole family! All you need to do is throw in the ingredients and press the button!

Don’t own an Instant Pot? Read my article on what is an Instant Pot to find out more! This is my favorite cooking gadget!

I love dump dinners.  Just dump the food in the Instant Pot and then sit back and be lazy :)  The pot will beep when dinner is ready! Hot medley of tender beef, potatoes and carrots will be ready to go into your mouth.  It smells so amazing and tastes mouthwatering!  You will finally be so warm, this hearty meal is as good as it sounds… it’s exactly what you need.

No need to worry about side dishes – this Instant Pot beef stew is a complete dinner!  Everything you need to feed your family is in one pot!

How To Make Instant Pot Beef Stew

This is the easiest Instant Pot beef stew ever.  Most other beef stew recipes require browning the beef first, and who has time for that?  I certainly don’t have time for this useless activity :)  The beef doesn’t need to be browned – it becomes super-tender in the Instant Pot anyway.  In fact, this is the most tender beef I ever tasted, each bite will just melt in your mouth.

This Instant Pot beef stew recipe uses 5 simple ingredients – beef, potatoes, carrots, onions and celery.  Plus the very basic spices – salt, pepper and Italian seasoning, and a cup of water for pressure cooking.  Simple meals call for simple ingredients, and as it’s been proven time and time before, simple is best!  Beef releases delicious juices as it cooks and all the flavors get combined together – it tastes amazing!

Cooking Beef Stew In Instant Pot

How To Cook Beef Stew In Instant Pot

Making Instant Pot beef stew is very easy.  Just put beef pieces, potato pieces, baby carrots, chopped onion, chopped celery and a cup of water in the Instant Pot and sprinkle with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.  Mix everything together and cook for 40 minutes on High pressure, followed by 10 minutes natural release (NR) then quick release (QR).  Dinner is ready!

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If you like Instant Pot beef stew, you will also love these easy Instant Pot dinners:

  • Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli – Chinese takeout fakeout! This beef and broccoli dinner is so quick and easy to make in the Instant Pot! Tastes exact like the one from Chinese restaurant!
  • Instant Pot Beef Chili – another awesome dump dinner made in the Instant Pot! This chili is so comforting and mouthwatering!
  • Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls Casserole – tastes just like the cabbage rolls, but without all the effort! Instant Pot does all the work! Beef and cabbage, mmmm!

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Instant Pot Beef Stew

This Instant Pot beef stew is amazing! No browning needed! This is a true dump dinner - just throw all ingredients in the Instant Pot and take out steaming hot beef stew! Super tender and delicious!
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, beef stew, instant pot beef stew
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Gluten-Free
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 359kcal


  • 2 lbs beef stew meat cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup water

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  • Put all ingredients in the Instant Pot and mix together.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and turn the valve to a Sealing position. Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time to 40 minutes on High pressure.
  • When the Instant Pot is done cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release (QR) the remaining steam.
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Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 919mg | Potassium: 1523mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5893IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 10mg
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See also:

  • Instant Pot Egg Roll In A Bowl – this hearty dinner tastes like the egg roll without a wrapper :) So yummy and good!
  • Instant Pot Meatloaf – cooks in half the time of the oven! Once you try making meatloaf in the Instant Pot, you’ll never make it any other way!
  • Instant Pot Roast Beef – so tender, juicy and delicious! Homemade roast beef is so much better then the deli one!

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  1. 5 stars
    This stew is so easy and tasty. Just made it for the first time. It’s perfect!
    For sure will be part of the rotation! :)
    Thanks for these recipe’s

    1. 5 stars
      This stew is in my rotation weekly. Yesterday decided to make lower carb version. I subbed chopped turnips for the potatoes. Texture was slightly softer and turnips release more water. Next time I’ll use something to thicken it. My picky adult daughter didn’t even notice the switch! Win Win!!

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