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instant pot beef stew
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Instant Pot Beef Stew

Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew with hearty vegetables, delicoius broth and amazing flavor!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
NPR10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dinner, Stew
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Stew, Instant Pot
Servings: 6 people
Author: Silvia


  • Instant pot


  • 2 1/4 lb chuck roast, cut in chunks
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 carrots
  • 4 large yellow potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef broth or bone broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • fresh thyme
  • pinch of salt and pepper, to taste


  • Turn instant pot on sauté mode. Heat oil and sauté onion, garlic and 2 carrots either shredded or cut into small cubes, until soften and fragrant (3-4 minutes)
  • Add tomato paste and season with salt, pepper and thyme (1 minute)
  • Add beef and sauté until browned and coated with flavorful base (2-3 minutes)
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup whisk flour and 1 cup of hot broth until flour is no longer lumpy. Mixture should be thick and uniform.
  • Add flour mixture to the pot and remaining 3 cups of broth. Give it a good stir.
  • Add remaining carrots and potatoes. Add bay leaves and close the pot, turning valve to lock positon.
  • Cancel sauté mode and cook on HP for 55 minutes. When done allow for 10 minutes of NPR then release remaining pressure.
  • Open the pot and remove bay leaves. Garnish with fresh parsley, cilantro or thyme.