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Instant Pot Beef Stew

If you are looking for a recipe to make in your pressure cooker, you can't go wrong with this classic dish.  Instant Pot Beef Stew is rich, tender and packed full of comfort food flavors.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 483kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 pounds stew meat
  • 1 small sweet onion diced
  • 4 carrots peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 6 oz potatoes cut into large bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons small tapioca pearls
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons herb and garlic seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Heat oil and butter on sauté in Instant Pot
  • Add beef and cook for 4-5 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides
  • Turn off pot and add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine well
  • Cover and set to manual high pressure for 35 minutes
  • Allow natural pressure release then turn valve to release any remaining steam
  • Stir well before serving 


Instant Pot will take around 10-15 minutes to come to pressure and around 15 minutes to naturally release pressure in addition to the 35 minutes of cooking time.


Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 777mg | Potassium: 1328mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 10440IU | Vitamin C: 12.2mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 7.5mg