Simple Beef Stew Instant Pot Recipe

If you want to make beef stew, here is a very easy beef stew recipe for the Instant Pot. Hardly any clean-up or prep time is required.

Simple Beef Stew Instant Pot Recipe

Here is a very simple to put together beef stew recipe for the Instant Pot.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 people


  • 1.5 pounds beef get the beef roast or other stew meat.
  • 1 pound carrots use baby carrots and cut into small pieces
  • 1 pound potatoes cube the potatoes
  • 1 large whole Onion chop the onion
  • 10 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2.5 cups beef broth
  • 3 cloves garlic mince the garlic
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • The first step is to turn on the Instant Pot to Saute. Place the olive oil on the inside of the Instant Pot.
  • Once your oil begins to sizzle, you put in your beef. Season with Italian seasoning, pepper, and salt.
  • You want your meat cooked so that all sides are brown.
  • Add in the beef broth and then get the brown bits up from the bottom with a spoon.
  • Add your onion, potatoes, carrots, garlic, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Close both the steam valve and put on the lid to the Instant Pot.
  • Cook this together on high pressure. You want to leave this on for about 35 minutes.
  • Allow the pressure to then release naturally, which is about 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix the water and cornstarch together. Add this into the Instant Pot so that you have a thick stew.

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