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.
Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe
Natural Pressure Release (NPR)
bottom round beef roast
small Yukon gold potatoes
medium purple potatoes
peeled and halved
large sweet potatoes
peeled and sliced into 1" thick pieces
medium red onion
beef stock or broth
baby rainbow carrots
salt and pepper
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.