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Whole30 Beef Stew

Instant Pot is the absolute best stew made in under 75 minutes.
whole30 beef stew in a blue bowl with a spoon and a grey cloth
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 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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Whole30 Beef Stew

Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time22 minutes
Pressurizing/depressurizing time25 minutes
Total Time1 hour 12 minutes
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.
    1 lb stew beef, 2 tbsp arrowroot powder, salt and pepper
  • Pour the beef broth and vegetable juice in the bottom of the inner pot.
    2 cups beef broth, 1 cup tomato-based vegetable juice
  • Add the beef and other ingredients to the Instant Pot (do not stir).
    1 cup onion, 5 cups carrots, 4 cups potatoes, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp dried tarragon, 1 bay leaf
  • 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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83 comments on “Whole30 Beef Stew”

  1. This is my new go-to pot roast! My husband and I love it! I’ve shared the recipe with all my adult kids, too!!5 stars

    • Pam, I’m so honored to be part of your family meal rotation! This recipe was inspired by the one my Nana used to make…but that one took all day simmering away. I’d like to think she would be impressed by how quickly this one comes together.

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.