Cooks of all levels can appreciate a hearty and delicious beef stew. And the Instant Pot makes it easier than ever to create this classic comfort food dish. Simply add your ingredients to the pot, set the timer, and let the machine do its thing. In no time at all, you’ll have a piping hot bowl of stew that is sure to satisfy. So why not give this easy recipe a try tonight? Your taste buds will thank you!
In the midst of winter, a hearty Instant Pot Beef Stew is perfect for warming up on cold days. Of course, there is nothing better and faster than using the Instant Pot to make this classical and comforting stew.
Instant Pot Beef Stew is a quick and easy way to make a hearty beef stew. You just need to press one button, and your delicious meal will be ready in less than an hour!
The Instant Pot does all the work for you, so you can spend more time with your loved ones. This recipe only takes a few minutes of prep time before tossing it into the pot! A true and easy Instant Pot Dump Meal.
We hope this blog post has been helpful for our readers who are new to using their Instant Pot!
Some of my favorite Instant Pot Soup Recipes are INSTANT POT COPYCAT PANERA’S BROCCOLI AND CHEDDAR SOUP, INSTANT POT CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP, and INSTANT POT NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER.
What Is Beef Stew?
A hearty, warm, and comforting dish perfect for the cold winter months. Beef Stew is traditionally made with vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and celery that are slow-cooked in a flavorful broth along with beef chunks until they’re tender enough to be cut with a spoon.
In France, there is a very common dish called Beef Bourguignon which is a take on the American version of Beef Stew. This is one of the quickest recipes using beef stew meat!
Ingredients Needed For Instant Pot Beef Stew
Winter is well on its way, and that means it’s time for hearty soups and stews. The Instant Pot is the perfect appliance to make these recipes, as they cook quickly and easily. This week, we’ll be sharing a recipe for beef stew that only requires a few simple ingredients. Keep reading to learn what you’ll need to get started!
- Beef Stew Meat
- Butter: Use unsalted butter, or omit the salt.
- Vegetables: Onions, Carrots, and Potatoes
- Seasonings/Spices: Thyme, Rosemary, Salt, and Black Pepper
- All-Purpose Flour: You can also use gluten-free all-purpose flour.
- Beef Broth: Use a good quality beef broth, such as Trader Joe’s.
How To Make Instant Pot Beef Stew
If you love beef stew, then you’re going to love this quick and easy Instant Pot version. Just a few minutes of prep time is all you need to have a delicious and hearty meal on the table. The best part is that the Instant Pot does all the work for you – so it’s perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Give this recipe a try tonight!
Start by seasoning the meat with salt and pepper. Then add the butter to your Instant Pot, press the saute’ button, let the butter melt, and add the meat. Brown the meat all the way around. When it’s done browning, plate it. (To add back later)
Then add the carrots, onions, and seasonings to the Instant Pot. Saute’ until the onion is softened, about 3-4 minutes; remember to keep on mixing, so it doesn’t stick.
Then mix in the flour, and coat the vegetables.
Then add the beef broth and potatoes and add back the meat.
How Long To Cook Beef Stew In The Instant Pot
TIP: This is important (YOU MUST scrape the bottom off the pan. Otherwise, you might get a BURN light, which means something is stuck at the bottom and it’s reaching too high of a temperature)
Set the manual high pressure for 35 minutes. When the timer beeps, do a natural release.
Then, when all the pressure is released, take your lid off and mix, ladle, and serve.
What Type of Meat Should I Use For Beef Stew?
The most tender beef that is recommended for beef stew is chuck. It’s a great choice for beef stew since it’s rather inexpensive meat.
Since the chuck starts as tough meat, the meat starts to break down during the cooking process, causing your beef stew to be flavorful and delicious.
How To Store
If you have any leftover Beef Stew, let it cool to room temperature and place it into an airtight container. Place the container into the refrigerator, where it should last for about 2 to 3 days.
To Reheat Instant Pot Beef Stew: To heat the leftover Instant Pot Beef Stew, you can either place it into a saucepan or microwave the soup until warmed through.
How To Freeze
This is a great make-ahead and freezer-friendly soup. To freeze, let it cool to room temperature, and then place it into a freezer bag or a freezer-safe container.
To Use From Frozen: Take the frozen soup from the freezer, and place it in the refrigerator. It should thaw overnight.
What To Serve With Beef Stew
This is a great meal on its own since it has beef, potatoes, and vegetables.
How To Thicken Beef Stew
You can easily add a cornstarch slurry to the stew if you want a thicker beef stew. However, it’s totally not necessary.
To Thicken with a cornstarch slurry, which is equal parts cornstarch and water. Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water into a small bowl. You never want to add them directly to the Instant Pot bowl; you want to mix them. Mix the cornstarch and water well, and then pour into the Instant Pot bowl. Mix well. Let it simmer for about a minute or two until fully dissolved.
Should I Use The Meat/Stew Setting?
Depending on which Instant Pot model you own, you may or may not have a Meat/Stew setting.
If you have one, you can certainly use it. Instant Pot is best used when you have large chunks of meat and want to keep them tender.
Beef Stew Canning Recipe
If you are looking to can this recipe, I would recommend that you check it out this recipe. I have never canned beef stew. Above, I gave you a quick recipe using beef stew meat!
More Instant Pot Soup Recipes:
If you loved this recipe for Instant Pot Beef Stew, check out these other recipes for great soup recipes. Remember you can use your Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot, or any pressure cooker. The recipe will work the same.
- INSTANT POT BROCCOLI AND CHEDDAR CHEESE SOUP
- INSTANT POT HOMEMADE TOMATO SOUP
- HOW TO MAKE VEGETABLE BROTH IN THE INSTANT POT
- INSTANT POT CHICKEN AND GNOCCHI SOUP (OLIVE GARDEN COPYCAT)
- NINJA FOODI SOUTHWESTERN CHILI
Beef Stew Meat
- 1 pound beef stew meat
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 16 ounces carrot, sliced
- 1 onion, peeled and sliced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoons thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 cups beef broth
- 1 pound potatoes, cubed
- Start by seasoning the meat with salt and pepper. Then add the butter to your Instant Pot, press the saute’ button, let the butter melt, and add the meat. Brown the meat all the way around. When it’s done browning, plate it. (To add back later)
- Then add the carrots, onions, and seasonings to the Instant Pot. Saute’ until the onion is softened, about 3-4 minutes; remember to keep on mixing, so it doesn’t stick.
- Then mix in the flour, and coat the vegetables.
- Then add the beef broth and potatoes and add back the meat.
- Set the manual high pressure for 35 minutes. When the timer beeps, do a natural release.
- Then when all of the pressure is released, take your lid off, mix well.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
NOTE: This is important (YOU MUST scrape the bottom off the pan. Otherwise, you might get a BURN light, which means something is stuck at the bottom and it’s reaching too high of a temperature)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 428Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 1882mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 7gSugar: 6gProtein: 43g
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