Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

Here’s my beef stew slow cooker recipe that I adapted for the Instant Pot. Now that the cooler fall weather has finally arrived, it’s time to start thinking of meals that will warm you up as well as be quick and easy to prepare. Since we’re using the Instant Pot, any night can be stew night. It’s quick to make, and you won’t have a slow cooker heating up your kitchen all day. Enjoy!


Ingredients for 6 to 8 servings:

    1½ – 2 lbs beef stew meat OR chuck roast, cut into 1 inch cubes
    Salt & pepper
    2 Tbsp flour
    2 Tbsp butter
    2 cups beef broth
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    2 Tbsp tomato paste
    1 tsp rosemary
    1 tsp thyme
    1 Tbsp brown sugar
    1 medium onion, diced
    1 bay leaf
    5 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
    3 – 4 stalks celery, cut into 1 inch pieces
    1½ – 2 lbs small red potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes

Instant Pot sealing ringsJust a quick note on the Instant Pot sealing ring. Since I’ve mostly used the Instant Pot for making yogurt, I didn’t realize that the sealing ring would take on the odor of garlic or spices. I found this out after my first batch of chickpeas with garlic. I quickly ordered a three pack of sealing rings from Amazon (yay for Prime!). The rings are different colors, so I use the blue one for yogurt and the original clear one for savory recipes, which leaves a red and another clear for future use. I labeled a gallon Ziploc bag Yogurt and one Savory to store the rings in, so I don’t mix them up. Here’s an affiliate link to the one’s I bought from Amazon.

For other brands of electric pressure cookers:
If your model doesn’t have a saute function, you can use a pan to brown the meat over medium-high heat before adding it to the pressure cooker, or you can just toss it in raw, it’ll still get cooked. I just like the flavor of the slightly charred meat that you get from browning it first.
If your model doesn’t have a “meat/stew” function, just set the cooker for high pressure for the amount of time listed in the recipe.

Please make sure the pressure has dropped before opening your pressure cooker!

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