Alright folks, I am back with another amazing Instant Pot recipe today – Instant Pot Beef Stew!
I recently bought a second 8 quart Instant Pot during Amazon Prime Day and since its arrival I have been cooking up a storm.
One of the many things my family loves to eat is stew. I make one heck of a chicken or beef stew, according to my family.
The other night I decided it was time to adapt my amazing beef stew recipe for the Instant Pot. I don’t know why I get so nervous converting my recipes, I honestly have not had a single Instant Pot recipe fail yet … knock on wood.
If you are new to the Instant Pot world, you will want to read my Instant Pot Tips For Beginners post.
You may also want to watch my video on how to run the initial pressure test to ensure your pot is in working order!
When I make stew I usually make a large batch. I like having leftovers so I don’t have to cook for a few nights, or the ability to freeze the leftovers for a fast dinner in a few weeks.
I had to pull out both of my Instant Pots for this meal, but don’t worry, I am giving you the normal size recipe!
It is really hard to pick just one of my favourite things about the Instant Pot. I honestly have yet to find something I don’t love about it.
With that said, I really do love that we can eat meals all year round that would normally overheat my house in the summer if done on the stove or in the oven.
Instant Pot Beef Stew
If you love a delicious and hearty beef stew, then you need to try this Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe.
Not only is it incredibly easy, it is also faster than the stove top method. My meat was literally fall apart, melt in your mouth perfection!
I was slightly worried about having my potatoes disappear. When I make stew on my stove top I usually have to do my potatoes in a separate pot, or add them in much later. If I don’t they tend to vanish.
I am happy to say that when I opened my Instant Pot my taters were still there in one piece.
Instant Pot Beef Stew
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 35 mins
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Category: Main
Instant Pot Beef Stew
- 2lb Stewing Beef (cut into bite sized pieces)
- 1 Large Onion (finely chopped)
- 5-6 Cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
- 2-3 Cups Sliced Carrots or Baby Carrots
- 4-5 Medium Potatoes (cut into bite sized pieces)
- 1 Cup Frozen or Fresh Peas (optional)
- 1 Cup Frozen or Canned Corn (optional)
- 1-2 Pkgs Club House Slow Cookers Pot Roast or Beef Stew Mix
- 4-8 Cups Water
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Roux For Gravy
Instant Pot Beef Stew
- Turn your Instant Pot on sauté, add in some olive oil and wait for the display to say hot.
- Once hot add in your onions and garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes.
- Next, add in your carrots and sauté for another 2 minutes.
- In a large measuring cup mix 4 cups of water per 1 package of your Club House mix, 8 cups total water for a large batch in an 8 quart or 4 cups for a smaller batch or the 6 quart, and pour into your Instant Pot.
- Next, add in your beef and potatoes, then give everything a good stir.
- Using the meat/stew button on your Instant Pot, set it for 35 minutes, ensuring your vent is set to the sealing position.
- When the 35 minutes is up you will want to let your pot naturally release pressure for 15 minutes. The timer will start to count up, when it reaches 15 minutes you can proceed to quick release the remaining pressure and turn off/unplug your Instant Pot.
- Add in your peas and corn, then give a good stir, they will cook as you make your roux to thicken the gravy.
Roux For Gravy
- In a small pot on your stove on medium heat add in a chunk of butter and let it melt.
- Once melted add in one spoonful of flour at a time, stirring until fully mixed each time. Do this until you get a semi-thick paste.
- Add your roux into your stew and mix well until your stew thickens, then serve and enjoy!
Remember the cook time does not include the time it takes for your pressure cooker to come to pressure. The time it takes to come to pressure will vary.
This recipe was made using the 8 Quart Instant Pot. If you have a smaller Instant Pot or want to make a smaller batch you should adjust the liquid to 4 cups vs 8 so you do not overload your Instant Pot or have too much gravy. Always make the ClubHouse packets 1 packet to 4 cups water. This is to ensure it doesn’t turn into gravy while cooking and scorch as it is meant to thicken while cooking in a slow cooker when done by the package instructions.
Also ensure when you are pressure cooking that your valve is set to sealing not venting or it will not come to pressure.
Don’t forget to check out my other delicious and easy Instant Pot recipes!
Tell me in the comments below what your favourite meal to cook in the Instant Pot is!
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Sarah Bailey says
Now I know a few people who would love this, my other half, in particular, loves anything with beef in, I may have to treat him!
I am a huge fan of Beef Stew and your recipe is basically like mine. I love how thick yours is. I will have to try the beef stew mix.
Heather Johnson says
You beef stew recipe sounds super yummy! I am looking forward to cooler fall weather so I can enjoy some beef stew steaming hot!
Maya Fitzpatrick says
Looks so easy and delicious. Love it when a recipe works out like that!! Going to bookmark this for the Fall!
I use to cook beef stew for the kids all the time before they left home. After they grew up and moved out my husband informed me I was calling it by the wrong name. He said it’s better called the Yankee pot roast even though it has the same ingredients & the same taste. I appreciate the recipe because I’m going to make it and shake up his world, LOL.
Alright! I have noticed a lot of Instant Pot love on Facebook lately. I may have to join the bandwagon because this stew looks delicious and easy.
Tara Pittman says
Wont be long until winter is here. This would be great with some homemade bread
Kelly Hutchinson says
Beef stew is one of my husband’s favorite meals. I do not have an instant pot, but I need to get one….pronto!
Jody Arsenault says
Stew is one of our regular family meals in Fall and Winter seasons. I love how the smell goes through the house and is so comforting. I do not have an instapot – but I bet it’s nice to be able to have the meal ready in a hurry. Your recipe looks delicious.
Emily Morton says
I’ve been hearing a lot about instant pots lately. This recipe makes me seriously want to try it!
Tiffany Haywood says
I can see this being the perfect meal on a chilly fall or winter night. I am saving this for sure.
This looks so hearty and comforting! I love a good, thick beef stew!
Krista Powell says
Mmmm I’m gonna have to try this, when it’s not so hot out! The last stew I made in the instant pot essentially was soup, not stew. This looks delicious
Lynda Cook says
I love my Instant Pot and it’s awesome for making hard boiled eggs, corn on the cob and one pot spaghetti!!
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
Okay, I can’t believe that came from an instant pot! That looks amazing! I really need to get myself one of those things…
I am going to have to try this. Love a good hearty stew for the fall.
Carole D says
That sounds like a great recipe, I didn’t even know that club house had Slow Cookers Pot Roast or Beef Stew Mix. I will have try it out.
Mama Munchkin says
I love a good stew especially in the Fall/ Winter months. We are always looking for new recipes. Can’t wait to give this one a try.
Mardene Carr says
You know I have not ha beef stew in quite a while. I love me some beef stew and you have given me an idea.
This looks perfect! I can’t wait to try it and see if it turns out as good as yours.
kristen visser says
oh yummy! it has been SO long since I have had some beef stew. don’t want to indulge in it on a day like today (WAY to hot) BUT with our Canadian weather, I am sure it wont take long for me to wake up and wanna put a long sleeve on. I will have to remember to put peas in mine cause i never do
Stew is a favourite Fall meal in our home.
Debbie White Beattie says
This recipe looks delicious and I like all of the ingredients because it is healthy. I also like that it’s a fairly easy to make which is key for me.
I don’t use any mixes because I’m allergic to most of the ingredients in them. What I usually do is read the ingredients list and come up with a fair approximation for a similar “safe” meal. Could you give me some idea what the Club House mixes are and what spices are in each? Thanks so much!
Aimee Geroux says
Instead of the packets you can simply use your favourite beed stock/broth (just sub for the same volume of liquid in broth/stock instead of the water used to mix the packets)