Instant Pot® Beef-Mushroom Stew


This incredible beef stew is easy to prepare and is a comforting meal on cold winter days. It's incredibly delicious with mashed potatoes!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder

  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic

  • ½ teaspoon granulated onion

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning (such as Trader Joe's® 21 Seasoning Salute)

  • 1 pound beef stew meat

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 (8 ounce) package white mushrooms, quartered

  • 1 (8 ounce) package portobello mushrooms, quartered

  • ¾ cup beef broth

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons tomato powder

  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder


  1. Combine 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder, garlic, onion, salt, and seasoning in a quart-sized resealable bag. Add beef stew meat and toss to coat.

  2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add butter and olive oil and allow to get hot. Add meat and cook until browned on all sides, in batches if necessary, 5 to 10 minutes per batch. Add mushrooms and stir to combine. Mix in beef broth, vinegar, and tomato powder. Cancel Saute function.

  3. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 12 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 20 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  5. Ladle 1/4 cup liquid into a small bowl and blend in 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder to make a slurry. Pour slurry into the pot; stir to incorporate. Select Saute function and cook until liquid starts to thicken, 3 to 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

I do use ingredients which may not be in a beginner's pantry. If you don't have arrowroot powder, cornstarch or flour will work. If you don't have tomato powder, you can omit it, or use 1 tablespoon tomato paste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

443 Calories
29g Fat
11g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 443
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 541mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 883mg 19%

* 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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