A bowl of Beef Stew next to an Instant Pot

Instant Pot Beef Stew

This Instant Pot Beef Stew is the BEST Beef Stew EVER and it is made in a fraction of the time of traditional Beef Stew. Tender beef, potatoes, and carrots are enveloped in a rich, flavorful broth that is seasoned to perfection. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Beef Stew, Pressure Cooker Beef Stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Pressure Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 256 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 pound stew meat cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or beef stock
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups baby potatoes or potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups carrots cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 fresh sprigs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons water


  1. Turn the Instant Pot to Saute and allow to heat up. Once Instant Pot is heated, add in oil. 

  2. Season beef on all sides liberally with salt and pepper. 

  3. Add seasoned beef to pressure cooker and let cook on all sides until beef is browned on all sides. 

  4. Add in red wine and scrape up any browned bits of liquid on bottom of pressure cooker. 

  5. Add in beef stock, tomato sauce, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaf, fresh thyme, and a pinch of salt. Stir to incorporate sauce. 

  6. Add in potatoes, carrots and onions and seal Instant Pot. Be sure vent knob is closed to seal in pressure. 

  7. Set to manual pressure for 30 minutes. (High Pressure for 30 minutes cook time).

  8. Once cook time has elapsed, allow pressure cooker to release pressure naturally. 

  9. Once pressure has been released, open up pressure cooker and turn back to saute. 

  10. Whisk together the water and cornstarch and then whisk into beef stew. Allow to bubble and thicken to desired consistency. And then enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Beef Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Potassium 869mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 108.2%
Vitamin C 20.9%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 14.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.