Instant Pot® Beef, Mushroom, and Barley Bowl


Comfort food goodness for the whole family! This is a modern version of my mom's dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ pounds beef round roast, cubed

  • 1 (14 ounce) can low-sodium beef broth

  • 1 cup pearl barley

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh button mushrooms, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 packets 100%-juice cranberry-raspberry juice

  • 2 tablespoons dried celery flakes

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon sazon seasoning (such as Badia® Tropical®)


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat oil and brown beef for 5 minutes. Add beef broth, pearl barley, onion, mushrooms, garlic, bouillon powder, celery, parsley, Italian seasoning, and sazon seasoning. Mix to combine.

  2. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 35 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 12 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

287 Calories
8g Fat
32g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 287
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 442mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 536mg 11%

* 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.

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