Leave a ReplyWant to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!
|By :The Rootitoot Cookbook by Ruth McCusker|
|Browse Category||Soups, Stews & Broths|
|Cooking Technique||Pressure Cook, Sauté|
|Main Ingredient||Beef stew meat, Broth, Carrot, Onion, Potatoes, Worcestershire sauce|
|Cook Time||45 minutes|
Pressure Cook and Manual buttons are interchangeable.
This was a very good beef stew, I had to make one change as I was out of cornstarch, I used a pack of brown gravy mix and it was so good I am making it again within two weeks. It also make enough that we can have it for two or three days in the week and with our full work days it helps.
Does it make a difference on the cooking time if you use frozen versus fresh stewing beef?
You may need to increase the cooking time but most of the defrosting will happen while the Instant Pot Preheats and pressurizes.
I am about to purchase an Instant Pot, and this is the first recipe I’m looking at – and it sound GREAT! Can’t wait already to get my Instant Pot! However, there are a number of sizes of the Instant Pot; I am considering the Duo Mini – but my question is, is this recipe for all sizes of the Instant Pot?
Recipes are typically created for the 6 Quart because they can be halved and used in a 3 quart.
Added parsnips and rutabaga and it was great!
changed soy sauce to one tblspoon and put a tblspoon of worcestershire sauce which made it a little spicy but still very good!! extra peas is also great!
Just tried this recipe, giving it a 5 star review! Super simple and super tasty! Had to add straight corn starch after the slurry to make it thicker but all in all I highly recommend this recipe for a cold winters day!
Fabulous! I prepped the first 10 ingredients in a bowl the night before so I could just dump it in when I got home. My only gripe is that it isn’t quicker to make. I’ll be making it again.
Excellent recipe. I doubled the cornstarch mixture for a nice thick stew.
This was my first attempt at using an Instant Pot and the beef stew was awesome! Meat was fall apart tender. I used baby carrots cut in half and the potatos and carrots cooked just fine in 4 minutes. The recipe said serves 4 and it did. I used low sodium soy sauce and the flavor was excellent
This was my first instant pot recipe used… loved it… only change I made was used sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes… fantastic
Made this tonight. It was very good. I’ll make the sauce thicker nect next time. The 1 1/2 cup of liquid was pleanty. But to be fair, i made mashed potatoes so tbey werent in the pot but the meat was fork tender.
This was my first instant pot use! Love the recipe. Tender beef. Veggies not mushy. Excited to try another recipe!
Tasted great, we left out the peas. No cornstarch either
Very good. Easy to make
Easy to make. Very good
Super easy to make and my kids loved it! Going ti make this more often now 🙂
This is the 3rd time I have made this stew. I be used a different combination of vegetables, but it turns out the great each time I make it, and my family loves it. I usually have enough for lunch the next day, and it’s even better then.
Superb!! Just tried my Instant Pot for the first time with this recipe. It is an excellent meal. My wife and I loved it. Hit the spot. I added chopped mushrooms in with the potatoes and carrots. I put in two pounds of stew beef instead of 1 1/2. Very meaty. This one’s a hit.
Favorite recipe, used 2 large cans peas/carrots mix (not frozen) instead of fresh carrots, etc
Need to edit…toss in first 9
So delicious! Definitly going to be making it over and over again!’
Can I dbl the recipe or will it be too much for 6 quart. Also do I need to add more cooking time. This will be my 1st time using the instant t pot.
I made this but left over rib roast cut into cubes. I was afraid it would break down too much but it was fine. I added extra veggies and left out the potatoes and served it over mashed potatoes. My husband said it was the best stew he’s ever had.
So good easy
I am getting ready to use my Instant Pot for the first time and using this recipe. Can I double the ingredients? I am having dinner for 9 people. My Instant Pot is 6 quarts.
I love this recipe! But does anyone know what the serving size actually is, and the caloric content? I know it says 8 servings, but is that cups, ounces, what? Thanks in advance!!
Tasty & tender. Started with frozen stew beef, added rutabaga, bay leaf & fresh rosemary minced. Husband stated even the broth was good.
A completely flexible recipe. Add what you like. Perfect and easy. My only quibble is about the instant pot istructions re venting etc are black on black. Very hard to read. How about white on black in the next iteration
Been loving this recipe and making for several months now. My question is, if I were to brown fresh beef, would I then have to reduce the cooking time prior to adding the potatoes and carrots? If so, by how much? Thanks!
Very good. I used 2 cups of broth and mushrooms. Will make again.
Good recipe. I followed it and it turned out great. No need to add extra liquid like some other people are saying.
I added a pinch of chilli flakes.
Thanks for the recipe!!!
I love making this its super good the only thing i do differently is cook potatoes and carrots for one minute longer and i leave out most everything and just use a seasoning packet and it still tastes amazing
In your defense, you did say “first 10 ingredients UP to and INCLUDING the stew beef”. That was good enough for me. I liked it 4 stars. It was very good but different than I expected. There was an underlying sweet taste to it. Was that the brown sugar? I have used my own stew recipe for years and was used to that as it is very good also but different ingredients so my expectations were off. I’ll continue to use both since I can’t really compare apples to apples on them. I added the parsley at the end but does parsley really have any taste? I know its used for color but in the stew it just disappeared. This was my first time using the Instant Pot too. Definitely sold on it.
Great recipe, the only changes i made were adding 2 cups of broth and also adding corn. Very good! Just don’t follow the first 10 ingredients direction!
Just add dumplings and frozen corn. Otherwise it was great!
Hi. I agree it’s a little confusing to read “Toss in first ten ingredients…” because I also tossed in the potatoes and then down the line I read that I was supposed to add them in after the initial pressure cooking along with the carrots. Oops. So! I thought if the potatoes I added first (I used russet) were too soft, they would just thicken the stew. So I chopped up another (because potatoes are delicious) and added that with the carrots, too! I couldn’t tell a difference between the ones that I threw in from the beginning and those that I added with the carrots. Bottom line: THIS STEW WAS DELICIOUS! Thank you for the recipe. Leftovers were also delicious today for lunch.
I LOVED this recipe! I’ve been making beef stew since 1983 and this recipe is by far my favorite. Sorry, mom — it’s even better than yours! I substituted coconut aminos for soy sauce, added a few dashes of both Worcestershire sauce (low sodium version) and A1 steak sauce. I used chicken stock and it worked out great! Such a rich, beautiful flavor to the stew sauce. I’ll make this many more times for sure!
This is a terrific recipe and very easy to follow if one takes the time to read it through once before starting to cook (as with any recipe). We made a couple of adjustments by adding both chicken and beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp of thyme, a bay leaf and a heaped tbsp of whole grain mustard at the same point in the recipe as adding the peas. The vegetables cooked perfectly and the beef was succulent and tender. The parsley adds a bright earthiness that is always good with stews and soups. This recipe is a real keeper! Great job!
I made this recipe as it is written and it turned out perfectly. 1 1/2 cups of broth is the perfect amount of liquid.
Very easy and yummy! My family loved it!
If you know nothing about cooking, you can still be successful with this recipe. If you are a seasoned (see what I did there?) cook, then this one can be tweaked to your liking for different liquids and seasonings. Everybody wins…as long as you follow the Instant Pot instructions! I used no soy sauce, added Worcestershire. I substituted a can of French Onion Soup (Campbells) for the cut up onions and the beef stock. I left out the peas. I used 2 lbs. of stew beef. I used the cornstarch slurry for a thicker gravy, but you don’t have to. It’s delicious without it too. I rate this as a winner in the Instant Pot Sweepstakes. Congratulations! 5 stars!
I agree, this is definitely a 5 star winner. And thanks to other comments as I borrowed ideas. I used 2 lbs of stew beef, and changed the 2 tbsp of soy to 1 tbsp of soy and added 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce. Because I used a little more meat I also bumped up the potatoes to 5 and carrots to 4 large ones, and when adding to the pot I also added 2 small Bay leafs and 1/2 tsp of dried thyme. Instead of peas I used 1 cup of frozen corn and 1 cup of frozen green cut beans. I also added and extra tbsp of cornstarch and water as I like a thicker stew. Turned out really great and everyone liked it, will be making this again. And this all fit fine in my 6 qt instant pot, just in case anyone is wondering.
This is my favorite beef stew recipe. I change it up slightly when I make it. I use russet potatoes instead of red, and I use frozen mixed vegetables (with carrots, green beans, peas, and corn) instead of just peas. Overall delicious!
Excellent easy recipe, great instructions! I cheated and used those bagged, prewashed, grilling type baby potatoes and baby carrots. Also half a jar of pearl onions (I’m a lazy old dude. lol). The result was an awesome stew!
I like my potatoes and vegetables to still be very firm in my stews, so I didn’t use the pressure setting to cook them. When my meat was finished the pressure cook cycle, I switched to saute mode and added the hard vegetables. (In my case I used carrots rutabaga and celery). I set the saute to low and simmered the hard vegetables for 7 minutes, then finally added the potatoes and simmered for another 7 minutes. I had to add about another cup of beef broth at that time as I used a lot of veggies! Then I thickened it. Everything came out perfectly with no mushy potatoes or vegetables. The meat was perfectly tender and the taste was wonderful.
My husband says this is the best beef stew he’s had in 43 year sir marriage!!
I’m a newbie. When you sauté, do you remove the lid. I didn’t and I had very little liquid. It tasted very good, but it steamed for the entire 30min.
Tried this recipe and my husband and son loved it! Zero leftovers!
Oh my goodness! This was so quick and easy! I forgot to take supper out of the freezer so when I found this recipe I was thrilled! My husband was too! It was a rush day and everything went together so quickly, I got it done before I had to leave for an evening appointment, and still had time to share dinner with him! It was a knockout meal! Will use this recipe often!
I made this in the instant pot in our rv. It is so tasty!
I added some corn and celery. This is a keeper!
Does it matter to use pressure cook vs meat/stew?
I have the 6qt duo.
This and the recipe from the Google app store are not the exact same recipe, very close though. Not sure if this is intentional or something got messed up when transferred over.
This was great! My additions were some steals from my pot roast recipe which were
Red wine vinegar as the vinegar
About half a cup or more of red wine
A quarter packet of ranch seasoning powder
A quarter packet of au jus mix
The stew tastes awesome. I have been making stew every winter for decades. I must say that this stew is the easiest to make and tastes the best. My daughter gave me an Instant Pot for my birthday and I absolutely love it.
We’ll definitely make it again.. I usually ‘freezer cook’ so I wonder about preparing and freezing parts or maybe the whole assembled pie before the second bake. Any suggestions? and please visit us: https://www.beckandbulow.com
can you use a chuck roast instead of the stew meat? And will it make the meat shred?
This a great tasting stew and easy to make. I add turnip, parsnip and celery which makes it really good and hearty so i usually add an extra 1/2 cup of broth because of that. I have also substituted 1/4 cup of broth with 1/4 cup of red wine.
We made this almost exactly to recipe but added a few stalks of celery. This was amazing! The whole family was raving, thank you!
This was the first recipe I made with my instant pot & my family loved it! I didn’t have any soy sauce so I added 1 extra tbsp of Worcestershire & used rice vinegar. This recipe I think is good for 2-3 servings, next time I’m going to try doubling the recipe.
Best beef stew I ever made. It’s simple to make. I make this several times a month. I add whatever root vegetables that I have available. If I don’t have frozen peas I had macedoine
Love this lazy day beef stew.
Made this with frozen stew meet, 10 minutes extra per pound in the instant pot. It was perfect, according to my fussy family! Definitely a keeper recipe!
This is so so good. Thank you!!