This hearty and comforting stew features meltingly tender chunks of beef with vegetables like pearl onions, carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms. The Instant Pot makes this fast and effortless, with just a single pot for browning and pressure cooking.
- 1.5 pounds chuck roast or beef stew meat, cut into 1-2 inch chunks
- 16-ounce bag frozen pearl onions (Note 1)
- 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks (Note 2)
- 1 large russet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks (Note 3)
- 10 ounces mushrooms, quartered
- 2 cups beef broth
- 3 tablespoons
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon table salt
- Prepare Beef: Toss beef chunks with flour in large bowl until well-coated. Set aside.
- Brown Beef: Add butter to
pressure cooker(Note 4). Turn on sauté setting for medium heat. Once butter is melted, add beef chunks. Stirring frequently, cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
- Add Other Ingredients: Add beef broth to pot, stirring well and loosening any beef bits stuck to bottom of pot. Add salt and tomato paste, stirring until dissolved. Add remaining ingredients (frozen pearl onions, carrots, potatoes, mushrooms) to pot, and stir.
- Pressure Cook: Cover and seal lid. Select meat/stew function and set cooking time to 35 minutes. Once finished, let stand for 10 minutes to naturally release pressure. Then use steam release handle to vent pressure.
- Serve: Uncover and stir. Taste and add additional salt if needed. Serve hot (Note 5).
|Makes 5 Servings|
|Amount Per Serving:|
|Calories 530 (40% from fat)|
|Total Fat 23g||36%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||49%|
|Net Carb 31g|
|Total Carb 36g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||20%|
I made this tonight. I changed the recipe by omitting the mushrooms, used half of the bag of pearl onions, added celery, and also added a half bag of frozen mixed vegetable. It was delicious !
The only thing I didn’t add to this was the tomato sauce but OMG it was delicious without it!!!
So I just made this for the family and it turned out really really good! Doubled the recipe in my 8-Quart Instant Pot. However, I must say if I ever can’t find frozen pearl onions again i’m NOT getting fresh pearl onions cause it is not really that fun peeling 2 pounds of tiny onions and it is extremely time consuming. I’d expect I would be able to swap in some roughly chopped regular sized onions if that happens again. I’m also not really sure what I could even do to improve the recipe tbh. Perhaps half beef stock half red wine for the liquid with a touch of Balsamic Vinegar? But tbh it’s absolutely fantastic as it is written!
I’m so glad you commented this, because I’m about to double this in my own 8qt, and I was wondering if anyone else had tried it yet! And I love your idea of adding some red wine to the broth! I’m going to try that, too!
This was our first time using our instant pot. This recipe is easy to follow and it turned out great. My wife usually makes beef stew in the crock pot which is very good but takes all day. This recipe from start to finish took an hour and fifteen minutes including prep to opening the instant pot.
This is our go to recipe from now on for beef stew. Thanks for posting this on Pinterest.
Picture is what it looks like. Tastes delicious. Added extra broth for soup rather than stew.
Made this stew for dinner last night in the instant pot. I was amazed at how simple it was to prepare. It turned out excellent. It has a think, rich broth and the meat and veggies we’re perfectly done.
Do you have nutrition information? Specifically calorie count.
I have made this several times and is always delicious,
just trying to get a rough calorie idea.
I calculate 530 Calories per serving, assuming 5 servings total. I just added a nutrition label with more information — it’s below the instructions. Hope that helps!
Love this recipe! So easy. I added some thyme, rosemary and oregano for additional flavor. Served in a bowl with cheese garlic biscuits. Yum!
I was wondering if red wine can be incorporated into this recipe for more flavour. I really like the recipe and intend to make it in the Instant Pot but was wondering about using some wine 🙂
Using some red wine sounds delicious. I would sub some of the beef stock with wine, which will help deglaze the pot as well.
If I double this will it fit in 6qt instant pot? And should I increase cooking time?
I don’t think it’ll fit in a 6 quart Instant Pot. The pressure cooking time wouldn’t change.
I made this for dinner tonight and Oh my goodness, we loved it. We’ve already decided we need it on our menu once a month. I left out the mushrooms this time because hubs doesn’t like them and the only other change I made was that I used 8 ozs of tomato sauce because I didn’t have paste. I’m giving it all 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s.
Can this be cooked in the 3 qt instant pot?
No, I don’t think the ingredients would fit. You could try halving the amount of ingredients and keeping the pressure cooking time the same.
Can you not use tomato paste in this Stew My Family likes the Beef flavor better then Tomato can I not use it
The tomato taste isn’t strong. You can use less, like 1-2 tablespoons instead of 3.
My family doesn’t like onions or mushrooms. Could I omit these ingredients? or would it turn out poorly? If I do omit the onions/mushrooms would it help to add some onion powder to help with the flavor? (BTW, this is the best sounding/looking recipe for Instant Pot Beef Stew that I found on Pinterest)
I think you can omit those ingredients, and adding some onion powder should be good. How about adding more carrots/potatoes as well?
Just ate the beef was really good .thanks for sharing..I did add a little more feef stock. I will be making this recipe often ,so easy.
I’m assuming you can make this in a Dutch oven on the stove too, just a longer cooking time. Any suggestions to make it work? Thanks!
I suggest adding more beef stock or water since moisture will escape from a dutch oven (unlike a sealed pressure cooker), and simmering with a lid on until the beef is tender.
Also, I have a different recipe for beef stew that uses a dutch oven: https://www.savorytooth.com/hungarian-beef-goulash/
Just made this as my second IP meal. So delicious and meat so tender it didn’t need to be chewed. Thanks
Could I put a cut up onion in instead? I couldn’t find frozen pearled onions.
Yes, roughly chopped onions will work as well.
My first meal in my instant pot, it turned out great. Thanks for sharing
This was the first recipe I tried in my instant pot and one that I now make often. It is so yummy and comes out perfect every time. Thanks for sharing
I have a three quart so only used one pound of meat. When it was finished I added defrosted mixed vegetable and put it on ssure for additional 5 minutes. Love the recipe. Thanks for sharing.
We tried your recipe as our first in using our new Instant Pot. The appliance alone is a huge time saver. We really enjoyed the heartiness and flavor. Thank you so much for sharing this. We will definitely make it again!
This looks good, but I am wondering if there is a way to adapt it to add either dumplings (bisquick type) or biscuits on top of it while it’s cooking? Would the recipe be adjusted?
Hi Sue! I haven’t tried adding dumplings or biscuits to this recipe, so I can’t say how it’ll turn out. I’m fairly certain the recipe will have to be adjusted though.
Just wanted to let you know that I made this last night and loved it! I didn’t have tomato paste on hand so I used tomato sauce, but this recipe was so good! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
I would like to double the recipe – would the cooking times change if so? Thank you!
Hi Diane, the cooking time would remain the same, even though you’re doubling the recipe’s ingredients. Make sure your Instant Pot is large enough to fit all of the ingredients — you’ll probably need something larger than a 6 quart pot. Hope that helps 🙂
It does! I’ll have to do 2 rounds 😬 Thank you!