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Instant Pot Beef Stew
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Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew - No stirring the pot or waiting all day to enjoy a big bowl of comforting beef stew. The Instant Pot makes whipping up a batch hearty beef stew super easy and so much quicker! {Healthy, Under 300 cal/serving}
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 266kcal


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs beef stew meat trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 large carrots peeled and sliced
  • 2 ribs celery sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano or dried parsley
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 10 small baby potatoes red or white cut in half (about 2 cups)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot starch
  • 3 Tbsp cold water
  • 1 cup frozen peas or green beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  • Set Instant Pot to SAUTE mode (medium heat). Add olive oil. Sear beef on each side until browned (about 1-2 min each side) working in batches if necessary. Add beef back to Instant Pot if necessary.
  • Add broth, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, oregano, cumin, potatoes and salt and pepper to taste. Set vent to SEALING. Set Instant Pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK, high pressure, for 35 minutes. When cooking cycle is complete let pressure NATURALLY RELEASE for 10 minutes and then do QUICK RELEASE
  • In a small bowl combine cornstarch and 3 Tbsp cold water. Stir cornstarch mixture into stew and add frozen peas and corn. Set Instant Pot to SAUTE (medium heat) and continue cooking until stew becomes thickened and peas and corn are cooked through (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Serve and garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.7g | Protein: 26.7g | Fat: 2.9g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Cholesterol: 73.7mg | Sodium: 451mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 5.1g