Instant Pot Beef Stew
When cooler weather comes, nothing is more comforting than this Healthy Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe! While many recipes of this classic dish take hours to prepare, this version is made in the Instant Pot for a delicious, healthy meal in less time. Plus, clean-up is a breeze since you can brown the meat and cook the stew all in one pot!
Nutrition Tip: Beef is high in iron, which is key for growing kids. The kind of iron found in beef is especially easy for the body to soak up and use.
Many may not consider beef stew as a “healthy” recipe. But if you think about it, stew is usually loaded with hearty root vegetables and beef is a great source of both protein and iron which is especially great for growing kids! Let’s talk about some more benefits of this easy beef stew recipe!
Key Ingredients for this Instant Pot Beef Stew
Beef– We used beef stew meat which is often budget friendly and tender if cooked low and slow in the slow cooker or pressure cooked in this Instant Pot recipe. Beef is also high in Iron which is great for growing kids!
Potatoes– We used red potatoes in this easy beef stew recipe but whatever potatoes you have on hand will work just fine.
Carrots– we love carrots in our house. This kids eat them without complaints and they are loaded with Vitamins A & C!
Onion– onions provide wonderful flavor and depth in recipes. PLUS they are loaded with dietary fiber and Vitamin C!
What we love about using the Instant Pot
If you are new to cooking in the Instant Pot, this recipe is for you! Always start with one pot meals that all cooks together. This beef stew recipe will use the “Sauté” mode for browning the meat. Then you will use the “Soup” setting or “High Pressure” setting. Carefully read the directions for your model of the Instant Pot before using the appliance for best results! Then once you feel comfortable you will be making all types of Instant Pot recipes!
Make sure to check out our Instant Pot Tips for Beginners + 30 Instant Pot Recipes, too!
How to make this Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe
Set Instant Pot to sauté. Once warm, add olive oil, meat, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until meat is browned.
Add garlic, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, paprika, sugar, thyme. Stir to combine. Add onions, potatoes and carrots.
Place lid on Instant Pot and set valve to airtight. Press soup setting and cook 30 minutes. Allow pressure to naturally release 10 minutes before releasing the steam valve.
Whisk cornstarch and cold water in small cup. Add to Instant Pot to thicken sauce serve warm and enjoy!
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Instant Pot Beef Stew
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 pounds beef stew meat
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1- quart unsalted beef broth
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1 large sweet onion chopped
- 1 pound red potatoes
- 1/2 pound carrots peeled, sliced
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
- Set Instant Pot to sauté. Once warm, add olive oil, meat, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until meat is browned.
- Add garlic, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, paprika, sugar, thyme. Stir to combine. Add onions, potatoes and carrots.
- Place lid on Instant Pot and set valve to airtight. Press soup setting and cook 30 minutes. Allow pressure to naturally release 10 minutes before releasing the steam valve.
- Whisk cornstarch and cold water in small cup. Add to Instant Pot to thicken sauce.
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