Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time (Estimate) 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat grass fed, if possible
  • 8 ounces baby portabella mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • 6 large carrots peeled and sliced on an angle
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cubed (I used local, white sweet potatoes)
  • 1/2 8-ounce bag of frozen pearl onions
  • 1 5.5-ounce can tomato juice (or substitute 2 T. tomato paste plus 1/2 cup of water)
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour mixed with 1 T. water


  • Combine all ingredients into Instant Pot, in the order listed above and stir gently.
  • Seal the Instant Pot, select the Meat/Stew setting, and set time to 35 minutes. 
  • When timer is done, allow stew to rest and naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes. Then carefully vent to release the remaining steam pressure. Serve into bowls.


Serve with a fresh, simple salad on the side. If you don't have an Instant Pot, you can use a slow cooker on the low setting for 6 to 8 hours, or until beef is cooked and vegetables are tender.
Keyword Instant Pot Beef stew

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