Easy Beef Stew Ingredients in a white bowl.

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew is a healthy, easy, and comforting soup recipe to make in the pressure cooker.  Learn how to make a Whole30, gluten-free and dairy-free pressure cooker beef stew recipe that is full of the most tender beef stew meat and loaded with healthy vegetables! 

Course Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 373 kcal
Author London


  • 1 ½ lbs. beef stew meat lean
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 3 ½ cups beef broth low sodium, divided
  • 1 ½ - 2 tsp. salt to taste
  • ¾ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. thyme dried or fresh
  • 1 tsp. rosemary dried or fresh
  • ½ tsp. sage dried
  • 1 sweet onion cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 lb. carrots cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 ¼ lbs. red potatoes cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 4 stalks celery cut into ¼-inch pieces
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce canned
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 Tbsp. tapioca starch
  • Parsley optional
  • New! Get this recipe in Meal Plan #4


  1. Set a 6-quart Instant Pot to the sauté function and add beef stew meat and butter or oil. Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until meat is lightly seared.
  2. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Pour 3 cups broth into pot and scrape the bottom to loosen up any bits of meat. Add all of the ingredients except for ½ cup broth and starch. Give the ingredients a good stir, place lid and ensure the pressure release valve is set to sealed.
  4. Set Instant Pot to High Pressure for 35 minutes. Once the timer goes off let the stew sit for 10 minutes before releasing the pressure release valve. (NPR 10 minutes.)
  5. While stew is sitting, whisk together ½ cup broth that has been warmed up with 3 tablespoons starch to form a slurry that will help thicken the stew.
  6. Set the Instant Pot to the sauté function for 3-5 minutes and add slurry. Sauté until your desired consistency is reached.
  7. Serve with parsley, gluten-free bread or crackers and enjoy!  Get this recipe in Meal Plan #4.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*If on a Whole30 diet, simply leave out the peas.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Beef Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 646mg 27%
Potassium 1640mg 47%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 9g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 266.2%
Vitamin C 35.6%
Calcium 10.8%
Iron 26.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.