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Whole30 Beef Stew

 This Whole30 Beef Stew is the coziest stew you can whip up in under 75 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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Call me intuitive, but I think the ease and flavor of this easy Whole30 stew recipe is going to be a game-changer dinner for most of you. It tastes like it has simmered on the stove all day, but it’s ready in under 75 minutes.

Why you’re going to love this Instant Pot 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.

ingredients for instant pot beef stew

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

ingredients in an instant pot for whole30 beef stew

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 Whole30 Meal Plan, 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

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One serving has 1 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

whole30 beef stew in a blue bowl with a spoon and a grey cloth
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4.94 from 29 votes

Whole30 Beef Stew

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Pressurizing/depressurizing time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 12 mins
Instant Pot is the absolute best stew made in under 75 minutes.



  • In a small bowl, combine the salt and pepper, arrowroot powder, and beef. Toss to coat.
  • Pour the beef broth and vegetable juice in the bottom of the inner pot.
  • Add the beef and other ingredients to the Instant Pot (do not stir).
  • Lock the lid into place and set the steam release handle (valve on top) to “Sealing”. Press Manual>High Pressure>22 minutes. 
  • When the Instant Pot has finished cooking, allow it to sit for 10 minutes (this is called a natural release).
  • If the pressure indicator is still up, flip the vent to “venting” to remove any remaining pressure.


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
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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79 comments on “Whole30 Beef Stew”

  1. So good. And so quick to throw together!5 stars

  2. Delicious!! And the baby loved it too. I added some frozen peas at the end for a little extra colour. Will definitely make this one again!5 stars

  3. Can I double this recipe? Have an 8 quart pressure cook. If so how would that change the time?

    • You can double the recipe. I would actually reduce the cooking time by 3 minutes. The more food in the IP, the longer it takes to come up to pressure and depressurize. The food is cooking while it is pressurizing, so if you left the time the same it might overcook.

  4. this was fabulous! And different! And easy! Saving this recipe for sure – thanks much!!5 stars

  5. WOW! I have to be honest and say I avoided this recipe for months because I already had “my” beef stew recipe and it didn’t call for any of those ‘scary’ and ‘unknown’ spices like tarragon, and until this I did not own bay leaves. ???? The pandemic has me feeling restless and looking for new, healthier meal ideas, and the pictures of this look so good, I decided to give it a try. I am glad I did! It’s delicious. I had to make a few substitutions.. the beef broth I had was already open when I pulled it out of the cabinet (haven’t determined if it came home from the store that way or if hubby used it and won’t admit to putting it back in the cabinet instead of the fridge) so I subbed beef ramen seasoning in two cups of water. I also used Basil instead of the tarragon. I feel like this was a great recipe for a “spice beginner” such as myself. ???? Overall 5 stars here! I am already looking forward to making this again.5 stars

  6. I cannot get enough of this stew! We are constantly making this recipe and we never get sick of it! Unbelievably easy and SO hearty and flavorful! The beef is so tender you honestly don’t even have to chew it (but I mean, please still chew your food). This is an absolute staple in our household! 5 stars

  7. this sounds absolutley delicious, great for leftovers probably! thanks for giving the different twists so I can try a different one each time! 🙂5 stars

  8. Thanks for including the crock pot instructions. I’m still a little intimidated by my Instant Pot.

  9. My husband really liked it. I wasn’t as hip to the tarragon herb flavor-guess I could to the thyme or Italian herb mix  next time. I would also add some garlic.  My potatoes were mushy. Follow directions very closely. 4 stars

  10. This stew is so yummy! Making it in the Instant Pot ensure a really tender and delicious beef too. It’s perfect for a cold day. And it is really quick to put together!5 stars