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Amazing Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

Instant Pot Beef Stew

This Instant Pot Beef Stew is flavorful comfort food at it's best without having to wait all day for it to cook! Tender beef with tasty root vegetables make this the perfect beef stew recipe.
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Natural Pressure Release (NPR) 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Author Ang Paris


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2.5 lb bottom round beef roast
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 6 small Yukon gold potatoes peeled
  • 3 medium purple potatoes peeled and halved
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and sliced into 1" thick pieces
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 6 cups beef stock or broth
  • 2 cups baby rainbow carrots
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh thyme about 8 whole stalks


  • Heat the oil in the Instant Pot's inner pot using the saute setting.
  • Flour the bottom round roast, rubbing it all over the meat. Shake off excess.
  • Sear each each side of the meat until browned.
  • Remove the meat from the pot while you deglaze the pan using 1 cup of the beef stock or broth.
  • Return the meat to the center of the pot. Add the vegetables all around the meat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the remaining beef stock or broth and the fresh thyme.
  • Double check the sealing ring, then twist on the locking lid.
  • Cancel the Saute setting and select Meat/Stew setting for 45 minutes.
  • When the pressurized cook time has ended, the pot will beep a few times. Allow the Instant Pot to natural pressure release (NPR) for about 30 minutes.
  • Serve warm with crusty bread!


Note: The final amount of time needed may depend on the shape and thickness of the piece of meat. Be sure your roast is in the center of the inner pot to help with even cooking and tenderizing.