simple Beef Stew Recipe In The Instant Pot

You’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

simple beef stew recipe instant pot

How to make an simple beef stew recipe in the instant pot

What’s up everybody, Baba Dees here!

It’s been a while! Today’s video is a super simple beef stew recipe! I will be using my Instant Pot to show YOU how simple it is to make. With only a couple of ingredients, and a short amount of time, you will have full-flavoured yummy and beef stew.

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1 Pound Beef Stew Meat
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce or Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Pepper
1 Tablespoon Parsley
1 Tablespoon Oregano
2 Tablespoon Garlic, Minced
1 big Onion, chopped
1/2 Pound Baby Carrots, chopped
1 Pound Potatoes, Cubed
2 cups chicken or Beef Broth
1/2 Can Tomato Sauce
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1/4 Cup Water


1. Add the vegetable oil to the instant pot and turn on the saute function. When the oil starts to sizzle add the meat and season with salt, pepper, and the remaining seasonings.
2.Cook the meat until browned on all sides.
Add the chicken broth to the instant pot and use a spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.

3 Add the oyster sauce, garlic, onion, carrots, potatoes, and tomato sauce.
Close the lid and steam valve on the instant pot.

4.Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes, then allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before doing a fast release.

5.Mix together the cornstarch and water in a Zip Top container or small bowl and stir into the stew until thickened.


0:00 Intro
0:28 Zip Top containers
0:39 Ingredients
1:22 Mixing steps
3:15 Cooking
3:59 All Done
4:14 Plating

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