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Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew

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This easy Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe is both simple to make full of goodness and super tasty. This best beef stew recipe is packed with flavor and is a hearty meal for a cold day. 

If you love this recipe be sure to check our Instant Pot Chicken Stewwhich is just as delicious and simple to cook!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Comfort Food: This Beef and Bean Stew is warm, hearty and perfect for cold days.
  • Time Saver: The Instant Pot reduces the cooking time, making it a quick meal.
  • Nutrient-Rich: Loaded with protein from beef and fiber from beans, it’s healthy and filling.

Recipe Ingredients

To make this tasty and delicious beef recipe you will need the following beef stew ingredients. We used a 15 bean dry mix, however if you can’t find a 15 bean mix, you can use a bean mix with less beans. I’m sure it will taste just as great! 

  • Beef Stew Meat: Adds a rich depth of flavor and satisfying texture to the stew.
  • Onion (Chopped): Forms the base of the stew, providing a sweet and tangy flavor that complements the richness of the beef.
  • 15 Bean Dry Soup Mix, Omit The Seasoning Pack: Add a variety of textures and flavors, while also providing plenty of fiber and protein.
  • Diced Tomatoes: Provide a vibrant color and a slight tanginess to the stew, balancing out the heavier flavors of the meat and beans.
  • Chicken Stock: Forms the liquid base of the stew, providing a subtle poultry flavor that enhances the taste of the other ingredients.
  • Salt: Enhances all the other flavors in the stew, making them more pronounced and delicious.
  • Cumin Powder: Adds a warm, earthy flavor to the stew, giving it an extra layer of complexity.
  • Garlic Powder: Gives a robust, savory taste that ties all the other ingredients together, rounding off the stew with its distinctive flavor.
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How To Make Instant Pot Beef Stew?

Step One: Set To Sauté Mode

Turn the Instant Pot on to saute mode.

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Step Two: Sauté Onions And Beef

Add the onions and beef stew meat. Saute until the beef has browned.

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Step Three: Add Remaining Ingredients

Add remaining ingredients. You can add additional seasoning at the end of the cooking time to taste.

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Step Four: Seal And Set Pressure

Close the instant pot lid and turn the pressure valve to seal.

Step Five: Cook on Manual High Pressure

Cook on manual high pressure for 40 minutes.

Step Six: Quick Pressure Release

Allow for a quick pressure release.

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Cooking Tips

  • Thicken: You can thicken beef stew by adding a cornstarch slurry.
  • Liquids: For a soupier stew, add more stock, beef broth or water.
  • Extras: Feel free to add extra ingredients for added flavor. My hubby liked to add a spoon of tomato paste and a splash of Worcestershire sauce to our beef stew Instant Pot recipe.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Storage: Let your delicious beef stew cool to room temperature, then transfer it to an airtight container or tightly wrap with plastic wrap.
  • Freezing: You can freeze beef stew for 2-3 months. Be sure to use an airtight container to preserve freshness.
  • Reheating: Thaw your Instant Pot stew in the refrigerator if frozen, then gently reheat on the stovetop over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally to maintain the stew’s hearty consistency.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes with a hint of garlic and Parmesan cheese complements the hearty flavors of the Instant Pot Beef Bean Stew.
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Crispy roasted Brussels sprouts add a delightful crunch and a touch of earthiness to balance the stew’s richness.
  • Buttered Corn on the Cob: Sweet, buttery corn on the cob contrasts the savory notes of the beef and beans in the stew.
  • Herb-infused Quinoa: Light and fluffy herb-infused quinoa brings a nutritious and flavorful element to the table, enhancing the overall dining experience.
  • Crispy Garlic Bread: Crispy garlic bread or crusty bread soaks up stew broth, adding a satisfying crunch to each bite.
  • Sautéed Green Beans: Quick and vibrant sautéed green beans offer a burst of freshness and a crisp texture, complementing the heartiness of the stew.


Can I Add More Vegetables To Pressure Cooker Beef Stew?

Yes feel free to add carrots or frozen peas for a little variety.

Can I Add Potatoes To Beef Stew?

Yes, feel free to add diced potatoes. The best types to use would be russet potatoes or yukon gold potatoes

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Instant Pot Beef Stew

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Instant Pot beef stew is tasty deliciopus and packed with flavor. You'll love this delicious recipe.


  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 16 ounce 15 bean dry soup mix, omit the seasoning pack
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Turn the Instant Pot on to sauté mode and add the onions and beef stew meat. Sauté until the beef has browned.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. (You can add additional seasoning at the end of the cook time to taste.)
  3. Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 40 minutes. Then allow for a quick pressure release.


For a soupier stew, add more chicken stock or water.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 588Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 902mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 22gSugar: 4gProtein: 51g

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