Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew

  • Author: Aimée Geroux
  • 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

  • Butter
  • Flour


Instant Pot Beef Stew

  1. Turn your Instant Pot on sauté, add in some olive oil and wait for the display to say hot.
  2. Once hot add in your onions and garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Next, add in your carrots and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. Next, add in your beef and potatoes, then give everything a good stir.
  6. Using the meat/stew button on your Instant Pot, set it for 35 minutes, ensuring your vent is set to the sealing position.
  7. 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.
  8. 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

  1. In a small pot on your stove on medium heat add in a chunk of butter and let it melt.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.