Instant Pot Beef Paprika


This beef paprika cooks in the Instant Pot for a quick, delicious dinner. Serve over mashed potatoes or cooked egg noodles.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 pounds cubed beef stew meat

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup diced onion


  • 1 ½ cups water, divided

  • ¾ cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  1. Turn on a 6- or 8-quart multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Add olive oil and meat, season with salt and pepper, and saute in batches until browned, 5 to 7 minutes per batch. Remove meat to a plate. Add onion and garlic to the pot and cook until tender and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

  2. Return meat to the pot and stir in 1 1/4 cups water, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt, paprika, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Cancel Saute function.

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

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes.

  5. Blend remaining 1/4 cup water with flour in a small bowl. Gradually stir into the meat mixture and select Saute function. Heat until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

For the adventurous folks, turn it into stew by adding chopped carrots, green beans, chopped potatoes, and chopped celery.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
19g Fat
12g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 941mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 393mg 8%

* 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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