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Try beef stew with ground beef when you make this delicious and easy Instant Pot Ground Beef Stew Recipe. This is a nice change from traditional beef stew recipes and so fast and easy to make with a ton of flavor.

Ground Beef Stew in the pressure cooker with a wooden spoon
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Our family loves beef stew around here. From this quick and easy instant pot beef stew recipe to steak and potatoes beef stew instant pot pressure cooker recipe, we love a good beef stew recipe.

Being a mom of 8 kids I need recipes that are quick and easy. Using the instant pot has been a game changer for my family. It is loaded with flavor and the combination of the ingredients makes this instant pot recipe so delicious.

Why We Love This Recipe:

This beef stew recipe is one of my favorite comfort food recipes and is know as the poor man stew. It taste amazing, but I can easily use vegetables that I have on hand. The beef cooks tender which makes for the perfect weeknight meal.

Skip the stovetop version and make your family’s favorite stew recipe in the pressure cooker. If you have made our Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe, then you are going to love this recipe.


Ground Beef Stew ingredients - ground beef, onion, salt, potatoes, carrots, tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, beef broth, garlic, parsley flakes, Italian seasoning, peas
  • Ground Beef
  • Sweet Medium Onion
  • Salt
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes or Red Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Tomato Paste
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Low-Sodium Beef Broth
  • Minced Garlic
  • Parsley Flakes
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Frozen Peas

For the full recipe and ingredients, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

Variations Ideas:

  • Beef – Using ground beef in your beef stew recipe, makes this recipe easy and budget friendly. But feel free to change the meat to beef stew meat or chuck roast.
  • Veggies – Feel free to change the veggies to what you prefer. We have added in celery, russet potatoes or cloves garlic.
  • Broth – If you do not have beef broth, you can make this recipe with chicken broth. You can also use red wine for added flavor.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 – Brown ground beef In the instant pot on the saute setting.
Cooking ground beef in the instant pot
  • Step 2 – Add the remaining ingredients and stir together.
Adding the vegetables to the instant pot
  • Step 3 – Cover and set the valve to sealing.
Pouring in the broth into the instant pot
  • Step 4 – Set the pressure to 5 minutes.
  • Step 5 – Do a quick release to remove the pressure.
  • Step 6 – Stir to combine and serve. Season with salt and pepper for added flavor.

Recipe Tips:

  • Chopped Vegetables – Chop the vegetables to about the same size so that they cook evenly and about the same time.
  • Cooking Methods – We love to pressure cook the beef stew but you can also cook on the stove top in a Dutch Oven or in the slow cooker.
  • Thickening the Sauce – If you need to thicken the sauce, make a cornstarch slurry with cornstarch and water. Combine 2 tablespoons of each and then add into the stew.

Beef Stew in the instant pot with a wooden spoon

Serving Suggestions:

This meal is amazing with crusty bread so you can dip into that yummy broth. Pick up a loaf of French bread from the bakery or make these easy homemade dinner rolls.

Just use whatever your family likes! We have even made this easy homemade cornbread and served the soup with that.

You can also try Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe for a little extra kick.

Beef stew in a bowl

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last about 4 days if stored properly.

Can I Freeze Stew?

Yes, you can freeze stew. Once the stew has cooled to room temperature, place in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 month.

How to Reheat Leftovers:

Allow the stew to thaw in the fridge overnight when you are ready to serve. Heat on the stove top or in the microwave depending on how much you have left.

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Instant Pot Ground Beef Stew Recipe

4.96 from 22 votes
Try making beef stew with ground beef with this easy and tasty Instant Pot Ground Beef Stew Recipe. This is a nice change and takes just minutes to prepare.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Soup, stew
Calories 295


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 sweet onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Yukon gold or red potatoes peeled and chopped into 1″ pieces
  • 1 lb bag carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt if needed
  • 1 cups frozen green peas
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  • Brown ground beef In the instant pot on the saute setting.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir together.
  • Cover and set the valve to sealing.
  • Set the pressure to 5 minutes.
  • Do a quick release to remove the pressure.
  • Stir to combine and serve.

Recipe Notes

Serve with crusty bread.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 295kcal, Carbohydrates 40g, Protein 26g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 47mg, Sodium 1688mg, Potassium 1922mg, Fiber 10g, Sugar 15g, Vitamin A 13545IU, Vitamin C 45.8mg, Calcium 132mg, Iron 8.5mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    You will need 8 oz. I have updated the recipe card. Thank you

  2. Kariann says:

    Your recipe lists one can of tomato sauce. What size can?

  3. Debbie Crawford says:

    5 stars
    Such a great recipe. My go to for delicious stew!

  4. Lu says:

    This was delicious! Good warm-up food for cold evenings

  5. Tammy says:

    5 stars
    My family are vegetarians, so I subbed vegetable broth and impossible burger and tossed in a tablespoon of Better than Bouillion and they LOVED it! Great comfort food for a chilly fall day while staying cruelty-free!

  6. Carrie says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Amanda says:

    4 stars
    Good hit for me and spouse! Was very surprised how good it turned out. Tasted as if it was missing something but could not put my finger on it….used skittle ketchup and saltines.

  8. Carrie says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it – Thank you for sharing!

  9. Marlene says:

    5 stars
    This was the first thing I cooked using my InstaPot. It turned out fabulous! I used tomatoe juice instead of the paste, sauce and canned tomatoes and I added a bit of beef flavouring powder with water. Will be making this tasty meal again!! ?

  10. Carrie says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Denise says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!!! Served with cornbread and I doubled all seasonings and used cilantro and garlic salt… would’ve liked more juice … overall I love this recipe … my husband went back for seconds. YUMMMM

  12. Carrie says:

    I use an 8 oz can of tomato sauce and a 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes. Thanks.

  13. DALE says:

    What size can of tomatoe sauce and diced tomatoes? Not listed in recipe..??

  14. Starlytte says:

    This looks delicious and I would like to give it a shot. The recipe calls for a 6 oz can of tomato paste. It also calls for tomato sauce, but it doesn’t say what size?
    Thanks in advance for your help!
    * Starlytte *

  15. Charon A Stolz says:

    This turned out delicious, and so easy to make. Thanks

  16. marilyn says:

    5 stars
    looks delicious! i’ll try this recipe.thanks for posting this.