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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

341 calories; protein 21.4g; carbohydrates 21.1g; fat 17.7g; cholesterol 67.7mg; sodium 338.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2020
Simple. Tasty. I added some Worcestershire sauce just after the wine for more umami. Be sure to cut the potatoes generously, as 20 minutes at high pressure tends to cook down the potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2020
Easy & delicious. The meat was very tender! Will make it again! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2020
VERY BLAND Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2021
This was a delicious and easy comforting stew recipe made quick, and FAST in the instant pot. Beef stew is usually reserved for the crock pot in my house so it can simmer away all day - but no need to wait hours when the instant pot will have veggies and beef super tender with just a 20 minute cook time. I thought this was delicious. And you can certainly play with the seasonings however you like, but I didn't change anything. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2020
This was so good and so easy. I didn’t have any red wine in n hand and I use extra broth!! Everything was tender and cooked to perfection!! Definitely making this again!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2020
Simple. Tasty. I added some Worcestershire sauce just after the wine for more umami. Be sure to cut the potatoes generously, as 20 minutes at high pressure tends to cook down the potatoes. Read More
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