Easiest Instant Pot Beef Stew
The Easiest Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe with tender beef and vegetables is simple, quick and easy to make and packed with flavor. The Best beef stew ever!
easiest Instant Pot beef stew
lean beef stew meat
ground black pepper
olive oil or vegetable oil
low sodium beef broth
yellow or white onion, chopped
stalks celery, chopped
small baby potatoes
baby carrots - 1/2 of a 1-pound bag
herbes de Provence seasoning
Pat the meat dry with a paper towel, and season with sea salt and pepper
Hit SAUTE on the Instant Pot, and when it reads hot, add the olive oil and the stew meat. Brown 1 pound at a time, and remove the browned meat to a plate until all of the meat is browned.
Add the beef broth to the pot, and deglaze to remove any browned bits from the bottom of the pot
Add the meat back to the pot, and stir in the Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard.
Add the celery, celery leaves, onion, potatoes, carrots, herbes de Provence and tomato paste Do not stir. Cover with lid, turn valve to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 30 minutes
Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure, then start counting down and cook for 30 minutes. Allow a 10 minute natural release, then do quick release to release remaining pressure
When pin drops, remove lid, stir the stew, and serve. Or, hit SAUTE and mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon cold water and stir into the stew to thicken even more
Recipe was made in 6-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker