Instant Pot® Beef Stew by Tammy


Here is a basic Instant Pot® recipe for a thick and hearty beef stew you can have ready for a weeknight dinner.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste

  • 1 pinch seasoned salt (such as LAWRY'S®), or to taste

  • 3 pounds cubed beef stew meat

  • 2 tablespoons butter, or as needed

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 3 cups beef broth

  • ¾ cup red wine

  • 1 ½ pounds potatoes, cut into chunks

  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks

  • 3 stalks celery, cut into chunks

  • 3 parsnips, cut into chunks

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Mix flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and seasoned salt together in a shallow bowl. Add beef and toss to coat.

  2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Melt butter in the pot. Add beef in small batches and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer beef to a plate.

  3. Add onion to the pot and saute for 4 minutes. Add garlic and tomato paste and cook until melded together, about 30 seconds. Pour in broth and wine; bring to a simmer, about 5 minutes. Scrape cooked bits from the bottom of the pot. Add browned beef, potatoes, carrots, celery, and parsnips. Add thyme and adjust seasoning, if desired.

  4. Close and lock the lid. Choose Manual and high pressure; set the timer for 20 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  5. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  6. Transfer meat and vegetables to a serving plate. Select Saute function and simmer liquid in the pot until reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Serve alongside stewed meat and vegetables.

Cook's Note:

Use 2 sprigs fresh thyme in place of dried, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

341 Calories
18g Fat
21g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 341
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 339mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 24mg 122%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 787mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.