Best Instant Pot Beef Stew

An easy recipe for Instant Pot Beef Stew full of delicious stew meat that is the best gluten free comfort food that is simple to make and has a delicious broth for dipping crusty bread in.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef stew, beef stew recipe, easy beef stew, instant pot beef, instant pot beef stew, pressure cooker beef stew
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 serving
Calories 378kcal
Author Tina


  • 2 pounds beef sirloin cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
  • Garlic powder, salt, pepper to taste
  • 1 onion, small diced
  • 1 celery stalk sliced
  • 4 ounces mushrooms halved (small) and quartered (large)
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf small, or half a large one
  • 2 sprigs of thyme can substitute with one teaspoon dried or ground
  • 1 tbsp parsley dried or fresh
  • 4 cups unsalted beef broth
  • 1 cube beef bouillon
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 3 large carrots peeled, chopped large
  • 3 large red potatoes halved or quartered
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Take the cubed beef and season to taste on the cutting board or in a bowl with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Preheat the Instant Pot to saute or a skillet. Saute in olive oil until seared on all sides in batches then remove to plate.
  • Add the onion and celery to the pan to cook until softened. Add the mushrooms and saute a few minutes then follow with the garlic to cook about 30 seconds. Add 1/2 cup of the beef broth to the pan to deglaze and scrape the brown bits off the bottom of the pan.
  • Add all the ingredients to the Instant Pot except the cornstarch and 4 tbsp of water. If needed add additional broth to cover the stew. If doubling the recipe do not fill beyond the 2/3 max fill line (I used a six-quart and I doubled the recipe).
  • Seal the lid and cook on high pressure (normal setting) for 30 minutes then follow with a 10 minute natural pressure release. Combine the cornstarch and water in a bowl. Set the pot to saute and add in the cornstarch slurry. You can add more cornstarch slurry if you would like it thicker. Server immediately or store in an airtight container for up to one week.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 1932mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6137IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 5mg