pressure cooker beef stew recipe

Instant Pot Beef Stew

This easy, wallet friendly Instant Pot Beef Stew is so awesome and perfect for busy nights where you need an easy dinner idea but are craving something hearty! 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 6 red potatoes smaller ones
  • 1/4 onion sliced
  • 5 carrots or about 20 baby carrots
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 T Flour
  • 1 t Leaf Thyme
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ** 2 T cornstarch plus a teaspoon of water

Instructions

  • Roughly chop your potatoes, carrots and onion, set aside.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper, thyme and mix.
  • Add the bite size pieces of stew meat to the bowl of flour and toss until completely covered.
  • Set the beef into the Instant Pot sell bowl (the one that comes out, never put anything into the main unit)
  • Add your potatoes, carrots and onion.
  • Pour the beef broth in and add your garlic.
  • Make sure the vent is set to "sealing" and select the "stew/meat" setting on the Instant Pot. Total this will take about an hour to come to pressure and cook. The natural release of pressure will take about 25 minutes.
  • Once the Pressure Cooker is finished, and the steam valve is down, unlock the lid, open the unit and give it a good stir. Combining the cornstarch and water and adding this mixture will give your stew a creamier texture, making it perfect with a slice of french bread.

Notes

Combining the cornstarch and water and adding this mixture will give your stew a creamier texture, making it perfect with a slice of french bread.