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Best Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

When you’re craving someone warm for family dinner, our Instant pot beef stew recipe is perfect. You can also make it in the slow cooker and it’s just a delicious.First of all, we’re pretty obsessed with easy Instant pot recipes that can be adapted for the slow cooker too. These cookers are fantastic for quick and easy dinners to feed two or for a whole family of four to six. Finally, the concept is truly simple: add all the ingredients, press a few buttons, close the lid and then dinner will be finished. Hope you enjoy our pressure cooker beef stew for dinner!

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Rich and Saucy Beef Stew Recipe

Our recipe for beef stew in the Instant pot or slow cooker is super tender and flavorful. We love adding spices, herbs and Worcestershire to the beef stew. The result is fall apart tender beef stew in a saucy, savory and delicious broth. We’re obsessed with a beef stew with extra sauce. It can eat like a soup or poured over rice or baked potato. We also love serving our delicious beef stew with some crust bread. Finally, what ever you decide to serve it with, you’ll love the tender beef, veggies and awesome sauce!

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Beef Stew in an Instant Pot

We'll usually make this in the Instant Pot, but you also make it in a slow cooker it that fits your needs better. 
If it’s your first time using the Instant Pot, it always takes about 10-15 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure. Once that happens, it will cook for 45 minutes. So anticipate total cooking time to be about 1 hour for Instant Pot. This recipe also works well with frozen beef and it will still turn out tender and perfect!
If you want to make this in a slow cooker, we have a recipe here for our Slow Cooker Beef Stew.
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  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 2 pounds (907 g) Beef Stew meat , cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium (1 medium) onion , chopped
  • 4 cloves (4 cloves) garlic , minced
  • 4 (4) carrots , cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 pound (454 g) potatoes , cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 stalks (2 stalks) celery , chopped
  • 2 cups (480 ml) beef broth
  • 14 ounces (397 g) tomato sauce  (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Worcestershire sauce (or soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) dried herbs (thyme, oregano, basil)
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt , or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) corn starch
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) water


  • Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker)


  • Turn Instant Pot on "Sauté" setting and add the olive oil. Stir in the onions & garlic and cook for 3-5 minutes or until softened and slightly browned.
  • Add the beef, carrots, potatoes, celery, beef broth, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce (or soy sauce), dried herbs, sugar, salt and black pepper. Stir to combine everything evenly.
  • Close the lid, making sure the vent is closed on the lid, and pressure cook on high pressure for 45 minutes. (These are the steps we did for our Instant Pot - Press "Cancel" to stop the "Sauté" setting. Press the "Manual" button. Set the time to 45 minutes.)
  • After the cooking time is complete, press "Cancel" and carefully release the pressure. Once pressure completely releases, whisk together the corn starch and water until all lumps are dissolved.
  • Open lid and add the corn starch/water mixture.
  • Gently stir the cornstarch slurry into the beef stew and close the lid for about 5 minutes for the gravy to thicken. Once gravy thickens, enjoy!

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).

Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 266kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 915mg, Potassium: 1001mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 5355IU, Vitamin C: 14.1mg, Calcium: 75mg, Iron: 5.3mg

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Favorite Slow & Pressure Cookers for Beef Stew:

Whether you prefer a slow cooker, pressure cooker, or a multi-cooker, these kitchen counter appliances help make dinner a little easier for the busy household:

The Crockpot 6qt. Slow Cooker – The original slow cooker. On this on the lid locks down which is great for transporting to potlucks and such. Simple, inexpensive and reliable.
Instant Pot Multi-use Pressure Cooker – It has cult-like following for a reason. It’s a pressure cooker and so much more. Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, & Yogurt Maker. It’s awesome! If  you want a pressure cooker that has a few more bells and whistles (like hands free steam release), this Breville Pressure Cooker is also great.
Cuisinart Multi-Cooker – If pressure cooking is a not your thing but want a bit more than just a slow cooker, this multi-cooker is perfect for you. It can Sauté, Steam, and Slow Cook. Perfect to create those one pot meals.