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Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew is a hearty and flavorful meal cooked right into your Instant Pot. It makes for an amazing weeknight meal.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 363kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker


  • 2 lb beef stew meat
  • 16 oz baby carrots
  • 3 potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks of celery diced
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 32 oz beef broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Place instant pot on saute mode. Add in olive oil, stew beef and onion. Saute until meat is lightly browned on the outside.
  • Turn off saute mode. Add in carrots, diced celery, and diced potatoes. Pour in beef broth. Pour in water. Add in salt, pepper, garlic, and bay leaves. Stir well.
  • Place lid on instant pot. Set valve to sealed position. Set high pressure or manual to 40 minutes. After the instant pot stops counting release pressure. Serve!


If you are using a roast, be sure to cut into one inch cubes. 


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1498mg | Potassium: 1270mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 10439IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 5mg