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The Best Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe – Mouthwatering beef stew made with tender chunks of beef, delicious vegetables and a hearty broth makes a favorite Instant Pot recipe!
Beef stew has always been a recipe that I can depend on my family loving and when I started making it in my Instant Pot, we all declared it one of our absolute favorite Instant Pot recipes! If you have an Instant Pot, then you will definitely want to add this to your must-make soon list!
The Best Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe
For some time now, my Instant Pot has called a spot on my kitchen counter home. I use it so often that it only makes sense to leave it on the counter ready for the next adventure the next day. From eggs to potatoes to soups to making chicken stock, it certainly gets a workout!
And you probably know by now how much my family loves beef stew. I’ve shared my slow cooker version and Sam shared his recipe that he has made time and again on Scout camping trips and continues to make routinely on his nights to cook in the cookbook.
But friends, now that my Instant Pot sits just waiting to help out, I turn to it time after time for making this beef stew. The meat always turns out tender and practically falling apart, the vegetables are cooked to perfection, and the broth is rich and hearty like you’ve been stewing it all day. No one would ever guess that it came together so quickly!
What Type Roast is Best for Beef Stew
You want to use a large, more to the lean side, cut of beef from the front shoulder or the rear end of the cow. The specific cuts of beef to look for are:
- Chuck Roast
- Round Roast
- Rump Roast
- Pot Roast
Once your beef is selected, cut it into 1 ½ to 2- inch pieces that are perfectly portioned for bite-sized pieces.
How to Make The Best Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe
- Saute beef. Drizzle olive oil into Instant Pot. Set to saute setting. Add beef pieces and cook until all sides are browned. Add in Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos and sprinkle with Stone House Seasoning.
- Cook. Add the onion, carrots, potatoes, beef stock, and tomato sauce to the Instant Pot. Stir to combine. Secure the lid to the Instant Pot, make sure the vent is closed and set for 35 minutes on high setting.
- Release Pressure and Serve. Allow the pressure to release naturally, about 20 minutes. Then, carefully remove the lid to the Instant Pot. Ladle out some of the juices from the beef stew into a small bowl. Whisk in the cornstarch to create a slurry. Then, stir the slurry into the beef stew.
Here’s my Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!
The Best Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 (2-3 pound) boneless roast beef (chuck or round roast) cut into 1 ½ to 2-inch cubes
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos
- 1 teaspoon Stone House Seasoning
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 5 medium carrots peeled and sliced
- 1 pound new potatoes quartered
- 4 cups beef stock or broth
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Drizzle olive oil into Instant Pot. Set to saute setting. Add beef pieces and cook until all sides are browned. Add in Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos and sprinkle with Stone House Seasoning.
- Add the onion, carrots, potatoes, beef stock, and tomato sauce to the Instant Pot. Stir to combine. Secure the lid to the Instant Pot, make sure the vent is closed and set for 35 minutes on high setting.
- Allow the pressure to release naturally, about 20 minutes. Then, carefully remove the lid to the Instant Pot. Ladle out some of the juices from the beef stew into a small bowl. Whisk in the cornstarch to create a slurry. Then, stir the slurry into the beef stew.
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This is 100% not a criticism of you in any way, but I see people complain all the time about instant pot recipe “total time” to prepare is not accurate and messes with dinner planning. In the body of the post you show 35 cook and then 20 natural release which is already 55 minutes which doesn’t include the time to get to pressure in the beginning. I love my instant pot and don’t care about the extra time but that’s because I know how to plan for the cook times (and also I always read the whole recipe first!) but someone who looks at the total time is going to be pretty annoyed if they planned for a 6:00 dinner time and started at 5:20!
Please please don’t take this as criticism bc I honestly couldn’t count how many recipes of yours are my family’s favorites and I just respect the heck out of you!
Can I make this in a regular crock pot or oven???
P.S. Love your recipes!
You sure can!
Where can I find StoneHouse seasoning?
Hi, Norma. Stone House Seasoning is my own recipe. It’s delicious. Hope you enjoy it.
Just made this instant pot beef stew . Delicious. I did add a couple sprigs of thyme and a small sprig of rosemary. I didn’t h ave tomato sauce but used paste about a tablespoon.
Very good . Will definitely make again. Thank you
So glad you liked it Candy! xo
Just cook oh high-or soup stew setting??
Susan, you cook the beef on the Saute setting, then cook on High setting as directed in the instructions.
Does this same exact recipe work if you have a crockpot (idk the difference between the two)?
No, Xanna. The crockpot (slow cooker) is a different appliance than an Instant Pot. The Instant Pot cooks food under pressure. You can use my Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe for you crockpot. I hope you enjoy.