Best Instant Pot Beef Stew


What is Beef Stew?

This easy beef stew recipe is loaded with fall-apart-tender beef, hearty carrots, and potatoes simmered in a savory rich red wine gravy.

What You'll Need

You'll only need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe. Let's get started!

Season the Beef

Take the beef out of the refrigerator and season it with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Sear the Meat

Set the instant pot to sauté and heat the oil. Then add the stew meat and sear for 3 minutes on each side.

Add the Broth

Add the broth to the pot and use a wooden spoon to deglaze the bottom of the instant pot.

Combine Ingredients

Add the stew meat, potatoes, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, broth, and red wine to the instant pot.


Cook for 30 minutes on high pressure, then naturally release the pressure for 10-15 minutes.

Make the Slurry

While the pot is natural releasing, whisk the cornstarch with a little broth in a small bowl.

Add to Stew

Turn the instant pot on to sauté and pour in the slurry. Stir to blend.

Finish the Stew

Continue to sauté, stirring often, until the gravy has thickened.


If you like, chop up some fresh parsley and sprinkle it over individual bowls of stew when serving.

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