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Instant pot beef stew recipe

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This Instant pot is full of soft chunks of beef, cooked potatoes, lovely vibrant carrots, and lovely flavorful broth. The fantastic recipe that I will share with you guys today is easy to make and incredibly delicious to taste, so stay with me till the end to explore this traditional instant pot beef stew recipe.

There’s nothing more soulful than a relaxing bowl of beef stew, specifically when you are searching for something hot, relaxing as well as yummy! I can bet you; you will become a fan of the instant pot beef stew recipe after you try it once, as you all know, how versatile instant pot cooking is, and the company of beef cheers up the whole recipe! Instant pot beef stew will leave you spellbound, and you won’t opt for another cooking method after you try this once!

The Instant pot is special cooking equipment that is a must to evoke the most regal flavors in cooking within few simple minutes! When you are totally packed with the work and always on your toes, trying and attempting fancy meat recipes on the weekend can get on your nerves as you would like to have a relaxing time with your pals. So, many times it can become quite challenging to find the time so that you can try your most favorite recipes but don’t worry, we have an easy solution of the instant pot which does all work and you can sit back and relax with your pals while your delicious meal gets cooked in the pot! Instant pot recipes are the total spin over the standard bland recipes and give you the complete feel of wholesome gourmet foods without much guesswork and cooking labor! You can even explore my other instant pot recipes and discover the amazingness of instant pot!

This Instant pot beef stew has an amazing flavor of beef that reminds of the long cooking duration and feels like simmered for a more extended period! The soft beef will melt in your mouth, and the broth is just next level delicious with impressive thickness and flavor! This instant pot beef stew recipe will fulfill your beef craving for the whole year. It is that much that yummy! This fantastic beef stew is even loaded with excellent and healthy vegetables! 

Don’t worry; even if you are a newbie, you will get the complete idea of cooking the beef stew with instant pot with this easy step-by-step guide! Also, explore some frequently asked questions so that you can get your beef stew game on point! 

What kind of beef is best for stew?

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Whenever I make the beef stew, I opt for a pre-cut beef stew meat, and that works like magic for this recipe! This kind of beef makes your whole beef stew recipe immensely easy and convenient. You can even prefer other options for this recipe such as boneless short ribs, chuck roast, or brisket that are cut into chunks of small size. You should always opt for meat that has enough fat content, so it will make your complete recipe very luscious and soft at the end. 

Sometimes you can get the beef stew meat that is already cut into chunks, and then it is sold; this kind of beef has a bad reputation for becoming very tough during the cooking process. But when you have an instant pot, you can sit and relax as it will even transform the toughest beef chunk into a tender one! A boneless chuck roast can be the best option for this recipe if you get the extra time to chop up the beef by yourself. You can use already cut beef stew meat if time is scarce.

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What kind of potatoes should I use for stew?

Yukon gold potatoes are the perfect type of potatoes for this as these potatoes can bear with the heat for long 35 minutes of pressure cooking and would not turn into a mushy form! So, I would suggest you use these potatoes and chop them into one 1/2-inch size chunks. And you don’t have to peel up the skin of potatoes. Baby potatoes or small creamer potatoes are much softer in texture and will become very tender after cooking. Russet potatoes are the kind of potatoes that are low in firmness and will become a little mushy after a long cooking duration. 

How long do you cook beef stew in an instant pot?

The ideal time for cooking instant pot beef stew is 30 minutes. You should cook it under high pressure. Also, there is an additional cooking time for the browning of the meat, and at the end, you can simmer for at least 5 minutes when the thickening of stew is required.

Some unique cooking tips for pressure cooker beef stew!

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You can even prefer other healthy veggies of your choice, such as parsnips and sweet potato; these will increase the taste of your beef stew. You should always cut these veggies in large chunks before using them. And when you make broth thick after pressure cooking process, you can drizzle up some peas.

You should always brown the beef before going for an instant pot beef stew recipe, and browning the meat will create the best flavor when you use instant Pot’s sauté mode. Allow the beef to get some browning, and don’t move the pieces; keep doing the process for about 4 minutes. When beef develops a lovely golden shaded crust, you can tell it is ready to be flipped, and it will be quickly released from the bottom of the pot. Many times I prefer the kitchen tongs to flip the meat chunks.

While the beef browns, you can use that time to wash, peel up and cut the fresh carrots. Gently wash and scrub potatoes and afterward chop them while onions are being sauteed.

Instant pot beef stew recipe

Instant pot beef stew
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Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe
This Instant Pot Beef Stew is full of soft beef chunks, fresh potatoes, and vibrant healthy carrots along with the delicious broth. This instant pot beef stew is a real bliss and an amazing flip on the traditional recipe!
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hrs 5 Minutes
Passive Time 1 Hrs 25 Minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hrs 5 Minutes
Passive Time 1 Hrs 25 Minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Chop the beef and make 1 1/2 to 2-inch cube size chunks if your chuck roast is not already chopped.
  2. Get one tablespoon of olive oil and heat it in the Instant Pot by using saute mode. Pour half of the beef and make a single layer when the pot gets hot lightly. Drizzle up salt and pepper upon the meat.
  3. On the first side, brown the beef and don’t move it; brown it until it is browned well or for 4 minutes. The browned beef should be quickly released from the pot. Turn around the beef chunks and brown the beef on another side for four minutes. Take out the beef and clean up the bowl.
  4. Pour leftover one tablespoon olive oil into the pot. Now brown another side of beef, season the beef with pepper and salt, brown the beef for 4 minutes per side. Take out the browned beef into the bowl with the first half of the beef.
  5. After that, pour the onions into the Instant Pot and saute the onions for 2-3 minutes, to the point onions become tender and soft. Mix garlic into the pot, tap the cancel button to turn down the heat, and cook; stir for about 30 seconds.
  6. Deglaze the pot by adding 1 cup of the beef broth while the instant pot is still warm, and gently scrub off the browned bits stuck at the bottom of the pan. After that, add in leftover 2 cups of broth.
  7. Add the Worcestershire sauce, thyme, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and bay leaf. Stir it for some time to combine well. Keep the beef into the pot again; also add up any juices from the bowl. Drizzle up potato chunks and the carrots pieces on the top of the beef. Make sure you don’t stir it.
  8. Turn the steam release valve after closing the instant pot lid into the sealing position. Use the manual cook setting button on the pot and set 35 minutes of cooking time on high pressure. It will take 10 to 15 minutes for the Instant Pot to reach suitable pressure; after that, cooking time will start to count down. Let the pot naturally release when cooking time runs out, and leave the instant pot alone for 10 minutes. Afterward, you can quickly remove the excess pressure, turn up the steam release valve to the venting position very gently and carefully; you can use the handle of the long spoon for this.
  9. Take out the bay leaf after opening the instant pot lid.
  10. Take a small-sized bowl and stir two tablespoons cornstarch and two tablespoons water together and thicken the stew. Add up this mixture to the Instant pot and use the saute mode. For some time, let your beef stew simmer, and stir it at regular intervals until stew becomes a little thick. As you stir the stew, make sure you don’t break the vegetables.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 532 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 1024mg 43%
Potassium 467mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 46g 92%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1%
Iron 35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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