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Whole30 Beef Stew {Instant Pot Beef Stew}

Need a quick, easy, and hearty dinner that the whole family will love? This Whole30 Beef Stew is the best stew you can whip up in under 90 minutes. Instant pot beef stew is a game-changer, and crockpot/slow cooker instructions are also included.

whole30 beef stew in a blue bowl with a spoon and a grey cloth

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Does this world really need another beef stew recipe? Highly unlikely. So why in the world am I sharing an Instant Pot beef stew recipe with you today?

Call me intuitive, but I think the ease and flavor of this easy stew recipe is going to be a game-changer for most of you.

The Instant Pot is a countertop gem that acts as a pressure cooker in the body of a slow cooker. It helps you achieve quick and healthy meals in a fraction of the time of stovetop or crockpot options. A recipe like my Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Soup can be ready in under 30 minutes.

Soup is pretty much my favorite thing. Whole30 soups are so delicious, comforting, and healthy that I actually put together a guide on 15 Whole30 Soups to keep you warm and cozy.

And you should check out all my Instant Pot Soup recipes for more inspiration. 

Why you’re going to love this simple beef stew

  • You’re making whole30 beef stew in under an hour like a freaking boss.
  • It is gluten-free.
  • Whole30 compliant.
  • You’re adding extra veggies that no one will notice, but you’ll know. Secrets are fun!
  • You now have yet another recipe to use smoked paprika in, because you know, it’s amazing.
  • Saying the word stewy is fun. Just try it. Steeeeeeeewy.

How Long Does it Take to Make Whole30 Beef Stew in the Instant Pot?

This recipe cooks for 35 in the Instant Pot. It takes about 15 minutes to get up to pressure and then you allow it to naturally release for 10 minutes before doing a quick release.

All in all, this recipe is in the Instant Pot for 60 minutes total. That does not include the 15-25 minutes of prep time for cutting the veg.

ingredients for instant pot beef stew

If you don’t want to make your own homemade bone broth, check out this post on where to buy bone broth. In a very dorky move on my part, I’ve created a free download where you can compare protein and sodium content as well as the price per ounce for various brands. #nerdalert

Want to make your easy healthy meal prep faster? Check out how to freeze onions for this dish and future meals.

Here’s How to Make Instant Pot Beef Stew

*Detailed & printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

If you are new to pressure cooking and the Instant Pot, check out this post on recipes for Instant Pot beginners.

In a small bowl, combine the salt and pepper, arrowroot powder, and beef. Toss to coat.

Pour your beef broth and vegetable juice into the inner pot.

Add the beef and other ingredients to the Instant Pot without stirring. Place the lid on and switch it to the lock position. Switch the vent to “sealing”.

ingredients in an instant pot for whole30 beef stew

Press the “meat/stew” button and increase the time to 35 minutes. It will take up to 15 minutes to reach pressure.

Once the Instant Pot is done cooking allow it to sit for 10 minutes before you switch the vent to “venting”. Watch the hot steam!

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • The liquid will not cover the top of all the ingredients before cooking. Don’t worry, your stew will not dry out. It’s going to be awesome. Like you!
  • This stew will thicken up quite a bit the next day. If you prefer something with more broth, it is best to reheat with a splash vegetable juice or beef stock.
  • If you’re not doing a Whole30 round, you can sub in cornstarch for arrowroot powder.
  • Need help getting started with the Whole30? You’ll love my free printable Trader Joe’s Whole30 shopping list and my Whole30 Costco shopping list.

Two bowls of whole30 beef stew with fresh parsley on a white board

Other Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes 

Make this Whole30 beef stew today. Or tomorrow. This weekend? Really soon? I hate being pushy. I’m from Seattle and it makes us feel ill if we think people think we’re being rude.

Can I offer you some healthy cinnamon apples or salmon as an apology? What I’m trying to say is I hope you make this Instant Pot Beef Stew, and I apologize profusely for my forwardness.

I’ll wallow in an eternal shame spiral.

Whole30 Beef Stew WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

One serving of Whole30 Beef Stew has 1 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

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5 from 13 votes
Whole30 Beef Stew {Instant Pot Beef Stew}
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Pressurizing/depressurizing time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Whole30 Beef Stew is the best stew made in under 90 minutes. Instant pot beef stew is a game-changer, and crockpot/slow cooker instructions are included.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef stew
Servings: 8
Calories: 236 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the salt and pepper, arrowroot powder, and beef. Toss to coat.

  2. Pour the beef broth and vegetable juice in the bottom of the inner pot.

  3. Add the beef and other ingredients to the Instant Pot (do not stir), and place the lid on and switch it to the lock position. Switch the vent to "sealing".

  4. Press the "meat/stew" button and increase the time to 35 minutes. It will take up to 15 minutes to reach pressure.

  5. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking allow it to sit for 10 minutes before you switch the vent to "venting". Watch the hot steam! 

Recipe Notes

You can make this beef stew in a slow cooker. Put all the ingredients in your slow cooker and set it to low for 8 hours.

 

The liquid will not cover the ingredients before cooking. Don't worry, your stew will not dry out. It's going to be awesome. Like you!

 

Nutrition Facts
Whole30 Beef Stew {Instant Pot Beef Stew}
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 152mg7%
Potassium 914mg26%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 13675IU274%
Vitamin C 26.6mg32%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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38 comments on “Whole30 Beef Stew {Instant Pot Beef Stew}”

  1. This turned out great!  I used red potatoes and left the skin on, used vegetable stock because it was cheaper and used thyme instead of tarragon (also because I didn’t have any), and it all came out good!  Thanks!

  2. While I didn’t follow your recipe, seeing the post in my e-mail reminded me I had beef stew meat in the fridge! So, I threw a bunch of veggies (no potatoes, we are out, boo!) into the crockpot with the meat and away I go! It’s gonna cook all night which means beef stew for breakfast!

    • Who-hoo! Glad I had a part of the inspiration for a unicorn meal that meets all of your dietary needs. OMG I love cooking things in the crockpot all night. Though I will fully admit while cooking a kalua pig overnight, I once had a dream that a burglar broke in and was making dinner.

  3. I made this in my crockpot and it came out great!

  4. Recently made the beef stew in the instapot and my family loved it!  I did add some dry mustard seasoning instead of the tarragon and thickened it up a bit more at the end but the family gobbled it up and the leftovers were perfect lunch the next day. Thanks for another great recipe!!

  5. Got our Instant Pot not that long ago and this sounds perfect for our meal planning!

  6. I made this in my crock pot on Christmas Eve. Ah-maze-ing. Can’t wait to try your other recipes!

  7. I have made this with beef & it was delish! I skipped the searing, but tonight I’m making this with venison & will sear!! I’ve got a hunter & always have a shit ton of stew meat! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. I think I would have loved your Nanna, we would have had fun in the kitchen!
    Thanks for sharing this. I’ll keep an eye out for stew beef next time we do groceries. For the crockpot version, would you sear the beef on the stove before tossing it in the crockpot?
    I’ve thought of getting an instant pot, but I find that my kitchen energy is highest in the morning, so throwing everything in the crockpot after breakfast works best for me.

    • For me, the searing is a “nice to have” portion of the recipe, but not a must. If the searing is keeping you from making the recipe, then don’t sear it.

      The Instant Pot also has a crockpot function, so not only could you do something early in the am, but if you were short on time you could use the pressure function. If your crockpot bites the dust, it is worth the discussion about an Instant Pot.

      My Nanna was rad!

  9. A recipe post that made me smile. Thanks.

  10. I’ll totally take the blackberries, if you’re handing out apology gifts. 😉

    No instant pot here, but I’m assuming that I could make this work in my pressure cooker?

    • I’m certain you could, but I’m not sure how the cooking times translate to a normal pressure cooker. Is it one you use it on the stove?

      • Yep, it’s the regular old “on the stove” version. I’ve learned to use it for canning (mostly) and a few cooking projects. My husband and his whole family love to hunt, and some cuts of game are best when pressure cooked.