Instant Pot Beef Stew – Beef Stew is the ultimate cold weather comfort food and the Instant Pot lets you have a delicious homemade beef stew in less than an hour.
Instant Pot Beef Stew
This Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe is sure to become a family favorite. With just a few simple ingredients, you have a delicious Beef Stew packed with tender veggies and a flavorful broth. Like me, you may have heard your friends talking about their Instant Pots and sharing recipes on Facebook. I purchased one back in July and it has quickly become one of my favorite kitchen appliances. Scroll to the bottom of this post for more Instant Pot Recipes that are great to start with!
How to Make Instant Pot Beef Stew
Start by trimming off any excess fat from the stew meat. The Instant Pot doesn’t render the fat in the same way that a slow cooker does, so I find it’s best to start with less fat on the meat. The meat will still be tender, it’s just that the fat doesn’t melt away like it does if it’s cooked low and slow.
Toss the stew meat with flour, salt and pepper and sear. Honestly, when working with 3 pounds of stew meat, the searing can be the most time consuming part in an Instant Pot. The Instant Pot gets very hot, but the surface area for searing is not very big. I seared the meat in three batches to make sure each piece had a good sear. To speed the process along, you can sear the meat in a large cast iron skillet and knock it out in one batch.
Once the meat is seared, remove it from the Instant Pot and deglaze the pot using 1/2 cup of red wine. Any kind of red wine you prefer to drink will be fine! Once the wine has reduced, return meat to pot along with veggies, beef stock and tomato paste. Lock the lid in place and set Instant Pot to High Pressure for 20 minutes using manual mode. Let Natural Pressure Release for about 10 minutes and then turn valve releasing any excess pressure. Stir in parsley and additional salt and pepper as needed.
More Instant Pot Recipes
Beef Stew is the ultimate cold weather comfort food and the Instant Pot lets you have a delicious homemade beef stew in less than an hour.
- 3 pounds of beef stew cut into 1-inch pieces and fat trimmed
- 1/3 cup flour
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 3 Tbs. vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1 onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 3 carrots peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 2 celery stalks cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 lb. red potatoes cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 Tbs. tomato paste
- 2 1/2 cups reduced sodium beef stock
- 1/4 cup of chopped Italian Flat Leaf Parsley
In a large bowl, combine stew meat with flour, salt and pepper.
Heat vegetable oil in Instant Pot using Saute function adjusted to high and sear beef in batches.
Remove stew meat from Instant Pot and wine.
Let wine reduce by half.
Return beef to Instant Pot and add onions, garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes, tomato paste and beef stock.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add lid to Instant Pot, turn Pressure Release Valve to Sealing and set Instant Pot to High Pressure for 20 minutes using Manual mode.
Once 20 minutes countdown is completed, let Instant Pot Natural Pressure Release for about 10 minutes.
Then turn Pressure Release Valve to let any remaining pressure escape.
Carefully open lid, angling Instant Pot lid away from you as your twist it off to avoid the hot steam.
Stir in flat leaf parsley and additional salt and paper as needed.
What to Serve with Beef Stew
- Green Salad
- Homemade French Bread
- Paula Deen Corn Casserole
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First time using my Instant Pot! Made tthe stew with the addition of button mushrooms and balsamic vinegar instead of the red wine and itr got rave review from my spouse. Thanks so much for the reciepe 🙂
Which size instant pot did you use?
Fixed the beef stew exactly as described but used olive oil to brown the meat. My husband and I both loved it and the consistency was just right. Thanks!
Sounds great, Patty! Thank you!
How would you adjust cooking time for an 8gt IL?
I’ve made this recipe several times now! It’s delicious, I do add balsamic (in addition to the wine)! I actually want to make it in my crock pot for when we have company but will be out all day. Do you have any suggestions on how to adapt this? Thanks!!
I can’t beleive how fast the instant pot did this stew. By far the best cooker I’ve ever used. I added mushrooms and cayenne and a shot of whisky to mine. Very very good
Looks amazing! What can I use instead of flour? Cornstarch? Arrowroot? Thanks!
If you want to thicken without the flour then you will make a cornstarch slurry and add it in at the end of cooking.
First time using mine and I’m trying the beef stew recipe and it says to put on manual for 30 minutes high pressure. I see manual but NO high pressure. Help!!
I tried this beef stew today. – forgot to take a picture but it pretty much looked like the picture. This will be my go to recipe
for beef stew, it is sooo good
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My family would LOVE this!! Looks incredibly delicious!!
Quick, easy, and delicious stew!
I’m always looking for a great instant pot recipe. So easy and good!
I know what I will be having for dinner tonight! A restaurant worthy recipe, indeed! Yum!
Wow! This is so easy and delicious! Love how good it is!
This is the second time I have used this recipe and loved it both times. Thank you.
This recipe sounds great. However I don’t like stew meat. Any suggestions for substitutions for the meat and would it affect cooking time? Just got my pot and haven’t used it yet. Thanks.
If I wanted to prep this as far as possible the night before, so I would have minimal steps after work the next day, how far could I take this? Would there be any detriment to searing the meat, deglazing the pan, and tossing everything into the IP liner into the fridge overnight? Then the next day, directly from the fridge to the IP?
I can’t think of any!
Beef stew is a classic, favorite stew!! Everything is so tender & delicious!
I can’t believe how fast and easy this is! So good!!!
Mmmm..one of my favorite stews!! It is such a comforting, tender, & delicious recipe!
My family devours this! It’s such a comforting meal, and perfect as the weather gets colder.
My favorite comfort food. The meat is tender and the flavors are amazing.
Turned out great! So easy to put together and the flavor was amazing!
Beef stew is one of those recipes that we can eat all year long! It’s the ultimate comfort food & everything is so tender & juicy!
I was really impressed with this stew! The meat was as tender as if it had simmered for hours and the broth was so rich and satisfying. This is a keeper!
Quick, easy, delicious, and even healthy! This is everything I look for in an IP recipe!
I love a great beef stew. This one is so fantastic and super easy to make. So great using the Instant pot!
In my opinion, the only way to make beef stew! It’s quick and easy in the Instant Pot and so flavorful!
20 minutes cooking time?! You can’t beat that!! Love using the red potatoes. My whole family, including picky kids love this!
Love simple and easy instant pot recipes! Can’t wait to try this one.
This is one of my favorite Sunday meals!! It’s so rich & hearty & one of the quickest meals to make! I really could it all year long!
Great recipe – I’ve been making this for about 2 years now, it’s the only recipe for me!!!!