Instant Pot Beef Stew makes dinner an easy proposition. Plus the leftovers are simply magnificent.
There’s nothing better than a big hearty bowl of beef stew on a cold winter’s day. Something about the comfort of fork-tender beef and root-vegetables simmering - filling your home full of deliciousness.
I’m happy to report that on my first attempt, it was a huge success. Yielding the most developed flavors and fork tender beef I’ve ever had.
When you use the Instant Pot to cook your beef stew you’ll never know that you bought an inexpensive cut of beef. That’s the beauty of the Instant Pot.
It gives you that fork tender fall off the bone results in a short amount of time. If you own an Instant Pot, I hope that you will get out of my recipe for Instant Pot beef stew a try.
If I had to rank difficulty level for making Instant Pot Beef Stew—I would say it’s on the easier side.
First you will season your beef for stew, then toss in a light coat of all-purpose flour. Then preheat the Instant Pot to the “sauté” Mode.
Place a little bit of grapeseed oil in the Instant Pot. Once the Instant Pot screen reads “hot “, place the beef in the pot.
See year on all sides for a few minutes then remove from the Instant Pot. You might have to do this in several batches depending on how large your Instant Pot is and how much beef you have.
I tend to stretch my beef very far, so I only have to do two batches of searing. But if you like a very hearty beef presents in your stew than double up the amount called for in this recipe.
While the beef sears, this is when I like to chop all the vegetables. Once the beef is done searing and removed from the Instant Pot it’s time to add the carrots, celery, and onions and a bit of beef stock to deglaze the pot.
After a quick sauté you will place the beef as well as the other vegetables into the Instant Pot. Give one big stir and set the Instant Pot on the stew setting to cook.
Once the stew is done cooking and has sat for a few minutes for a “Natural Pressure Release” I release pressure on the Instant Pot.
That’s when I mix the green peas into my stew and place the lid back onto the Instant Pot. The green peas will cook on their own without any need of turning on the heat.
I get this question all the time from friends. What vegetables work well for beef stew?
I love the versatility of beef stew. I pretty much throw any and all vegetables that I have in my crisper into the beef stew. Here is a list of vegetables that I feel work best with beef stew.
- Green peas
I tend to stay away from most green vegetables for beef stew. Not because I don’t like them, but because they break down and tend to disintegrate into the stew.
The extent of green vegetables I use is green peas. I also don’t place those in until the very last few minutes of cooking.
Here are a few other recipes you can pair with my Instant Pot Beef Stew:
- Italian Bread
- Clementine Arugula Salad Recipe
- Honey Cornbread Muffins
- Fall Arugula and Apple Salad
- Drop Biscuits Recipe
- Winter Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
- Spelt Bread Recipe
If you’re looking to make the most fork-tender beef stew recipe around. Plug in that Instant Pot of yours and make my no-fail recipe for Instant Pot Beef Stew!
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