Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot beef stew recipes dinner

This is a thick and hearty beef stew recipe that’s bursting with flavor. A comfort food that can easily feed a crowd, so don’t hesitate to make this Instant Pot Beef Stew for a get together with your family and friends.

This Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe is so quick and easy to make, but it tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen… read on for tips on how to make this perfect pressure cook stew.

How to Serve

This stew truly is a hearty, healthful meal just as is. But if you’re looking for something extra, you can also serve this stew with Basmati Rice or a nice warm thick slice of rustic bread to dip in the sauce at the end.

Can I Replace the Beef with Chicken?

Well yes, but then you will have Instant Pot Chicken Stew :] Another great comfort food recipe to add to your collection.

Can I Use Regular Carrots?

This recipe calls for baby carrots to make prep easier, but yes, you could easily substitute regular carrots. Just peel and cut them into bite sized pieces.

To cut whole carrots, I like to cut in half lengthwise and then slice to create half-moon shapes. Another fun cut for carrots is known as the oblique cut, in which you roll the carrot in quarter turns and cut on a diagonal to make sort of rounded triangle shape. This is just for added visual appeal—any cut of similar size will work!

What Type of Potatoes Should I Use?

This recipe calls for 2 potatoes and 1 sweet potato. For the regular potatoes, you can use any medium sized potato—red potatoes, white potatoes, Russet, or Yukon gold will all work well.

If you love sweet potatoes, you can use 2 sweet potatoes and only 1 regular potato, or 100% sweet potato! If you hate sweet potatoes, just leave it out and add another regular potato. This recipe is very flexible, which is part of its appeal.

What Type of Wine is Best to Cook With?

It is best to cook with a dry wine that you like to drink, since there will likely be most of the bottle leftover after using what you need for cooking. Some dry white wines that work well for this recipe are Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. You can even use a homemade wine :]

If you prefer not to use alcohol, you can replace the white wine with white wine vinegar or a little lemon juice.

Can I Use Frozen Peas?

Definitely! Frozen green peas are much easier to use than shucking fresh peas, plus fresh peas have a relatively short season while frozen peas are commonly available year-round.

Frozen peas cook very quickly so you don’t even have to fully defrost them first! Just adding to the hot soup, the peas will heat through in about 3 minutes.

More Pressure Cooker Recipes

If you like one-pot meals, check out this Instant Pot Jewish brisket and this Instant Pot venison roast recipe.

If you like the combination of beef with carrots, try this Instant Pot Goulash.

If you like this recipe, check out this amazing Mexican Beef Soup from Mexico In My Kitchen.

 

Instant Pot beef stew recipes dinner
Instant Pot Beef Stew
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: international
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 pound stew beef
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup white wine dry
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 12 oz. baby carrots peeled and cut into halves
  • 2 potatoes in cubes
  • 1 sweet potato in cubes
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • cups beef broth
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper black pepper,freshly ground
  • 1/2 cup green peas
Instructions
  • Season the beef with salt and black pepper.
  • Put the butter and beef in the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”.
  • Sauté for 3 minutes on each side until browned.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, white for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, and then release the pressure quickly using the release handle.
  • Add the green peas, stir and reserve for 3 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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8 thoughts on “Instant Pot Beef Stew

  1. I made this, however after 20 minutes, the veggies turned to mush. The meat was delicious and tender. Would it be better to do the veggies after the meat has been cooked, or, for example for about 5 or 6 minutes of the time remaining

    1. I’m sorry to hear that. If you’d like to vegetables to have a bit more shape and texture, then yes, try adding them towards the end of the cooking time. You will need to do a quick release to add the vegetables and then wait a second time for the pot to come to pressure though, so it will take a little longer.

    1. This soup won’t freeze very well because the potatoes absorb the moisture and it can become a little grainy once defrosted.

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