Instant pot Steak and Potatoes Beef Stew recipe is the perfect weeknight meal. It’s simple, easy and oh so delicious.
Instant pot Steak and Potatoes Beef Stew recipe
We all love beef stew and it is even better in the instant pot! It is truly comfort food at its best.
The beef is so tender that you can cut it with a fork. The potatoes and carrots are packed with flavor. Yum!
It really does not get any better than this delicious stew.
We all have crazy schedules and dinner time can be tricky. However, this recipe is so easy and requires such little time to prepare and cook.
It is the perfect meal to make for busy days. If saving time is something you need to do, try this recipe!
It’s our favorite Instant Pot recipe!
If you don’t already have one, you will need an electric pressure cooker for this Beef Stew with Potatoes recipe.
I am using an 8 quart Instant pot but you can use a 6 quart if you prefer.
We also used our instant pot to make another simple meal, Instant Pot Steak and Potatoes. I love having simple recipes I can throw together quickly.
It really helps on busy nights. Take out is not that good and goodness it is expensive! Try this recipe and you will not need take out!
No worries if you do not have a an instant pot yet. You can try Crock Pot Steak and Potatoes Beef Stew Recipe.
Beef and Potato Stew slow cooker version is amazing as well.
What kind of meat do you use for beef stew?
The nice thing about stew is you can use tougher more inexpensive cuts of meat. They will get so tender from cooking in the instant pot that it won’t matter.
You will be able to cut the meat with a fork.
You can use stew meat or a roast or even a bottom roast. It will all turn out great.
Another idea is to make Ground Beef and Potato Stew. It will change the texture but might be a nice change.
We have even made Beef stew with red wine for a little bit different flavor. So good!
How do you make beef stew meat tender?
Just use the instant pot and you will have tender meat. It will be out of this world.
The beef stew meat will fall apart with just your fork. It’s so yummy!
What kind of potatoes are best for beef stew?
We used Yukon gold but just use what you have on hand and prefer. Red potatoes are good with stew and so are russet potatoes.
Ingredients for Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots:
- Stew Meat
- Red Onion
- Minced Garlic
- Steak Seasoning
- A1 Steak Sauce (any brown steak sauce will do)
- Beef Broth
- Corn Starch
How to make Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes:
- Chop up the red onion and the Yukon gold potatoes into bite size chunks. You want them bigger but you want to be able to eat them in one bite.
- Place the vegetables in the Instant pot.
- Add the beef.
- Season with the minced garlic, steak seasoning.
- Pour the A1 steak sauce and the beef stock over it.
- Stir to combine. Add the lid make sure the top is set to sealing.
- Press the manual button and set on high pressure for 10 minutes.
- Once finished, allow it to release naturally for at least 10 or 15 minutes and then do the quick release to release pressure.
- Combine the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl. Switch the instant pot to the sauté setting and stir the cornstarch mixture into the instant pot. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
- Remove the lid and serve.
Salt and pepper to taste. Sometimes I add a little Worcestershire sauce.
*Note: You can brown the meat on both sides before putting in the instant pot if you prefer. I use the saute function to brown the beef.
It’s totally optional.
Steak and Potatoes Stew is so tender and delicious.
You can make Beef and potato stew stove top version but just note it is usually not as tender. It is still yummy though.
We enjoy this stew with crusty Italian bread.
I pick a loaf up at the bakery. If I have extra time, I sometimes make Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls.
This recipe is also delicious with Homemade Cornbread. So tasty!
My favorite thing is to dip the bread in the stew. It’s the best and makes for such a hearty meal.
The entire family will enjoy this Easy Beef and Potato Stew!
This Steak potato and carrot stew is truly comfort food at its best.
Try Beef stew with potatoes for a quick meal that does not disappoint.
The steak sauce with the beef stock in this easy beef stew recipe is what makes this simple recipe completely packed with flavor! It has a delicious kick that keeps you comping back for more.
You may even want to make a double batch because it tastes amazing left over as well!
I love when we have leftovers. My kids like when I mash the leftover potatoes with the beef broth the next day. It’s really good.
Print this Pressure Cooker Steak and Potatoes Stew recipe below:
The entire family will enjoy Instant pot Steak and Potatoes Beef Stew recipe. This easy Steak and Potatoes Stew is simple and easy to make. Dinner will be ready in no time at all.
- 2 lbs stew meat
- 1/2 red onion (diced)
- 4 potatoes (peeled and diced)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon Steak seasoning
- 1/2 cup A1 steak sauce
- 2 cups beef broth
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
Chop up the red onion and the potatoes into bite size chunks. You want them bigger, but you want to be able to eat them in one bite.
Place them in the Instant pot.
Top with the stew meat.
Season with the minced garlic and steak seasoning.
Pour the A1 steak sauce and the beef broth over the top of these ingredients.
Stir to combine. Add the lid make sure the top is set to sealing.
Press the manual button and set the pressure on high for 10 minutes.
Once finished, allow it to do the natural release for at least 10 minutes and then do the quick release to finish releasing the pressure.
Stir together the water and cornstarch. Switch the instant pot to the sauté setting and stir in this cornstarch mixture. Heat for 3-5 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
Remove the live and serve in bowls with your favorite crusty bread for a complete dinner idea.
The times listed in this recipe are for thawed out meat. This recipe can be made with frozen stew meat as well. If using frozen meat, cook for 15 minutes with a 10 minute natural release and then do a quick release after this time.
Instant pot Steak and Potatoes Beef Stew recipe is perfect to serve for company!
I love to fix this delicious stew for guests. I don’t have to spend all my time in the kitchen prepping.
It’s nice to also just sit and visit with our guests. I don’t have to stay in the kitchen cooking and getting things ready.
This meal is so easy that you just throw all the ingredients inside. It will be ready so quickly and with very little work.
If you love a hearty stew, this recipe is going to amaze you. It’s so filling and just really delicious.
It’s so easy to get stuck in the kitchen and miss all the interactions with friends, family or guests. Don’t let that happen and make this super easy meal.
You will enjoy being able to just sit and talk to your loved ones. This recipe is that simple and cleanup is just as easy!
Saving money on groceries is a must in our house. This is definitely a recipe that is budget friendly, doesn’t take a lot of time to make and everyone enjoys.
Pressure cooker Steak and Potatoes Stew recipe is definitely a winner around here.
Once I find something that works, I try to keep it on the normal menu plan rotation.
In fact, I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!
Save that money for a family vacation or maybe just some wiggle room in the budget.
We all can use a little extra money and it’s a plus that you can enjoy such delicious food! Dinner time does not have to be hectic or expensive.
Take out is often more trouble than it is worth with its high cost and food quality. Try making this yummy stew recipe instead.
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