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Angle view of two bowls filled with instapot beef stew with two spoons.

Instant Pot Beef Stew

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Amazing and quick Beef Stew perfect for any cold winter night!  Whole30, Paleo and Gluten Free!

  • Total Time: 1 hour - 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 tablespoon Avocado Oil
  • 1 pound of beef stew meat, cubed
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 pound of Potatoes
  • 1 pound of Carrots
  • 1 tablespoon Arrowroot
  • Beef Seasoning:
    • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 4 cups Beef Broth**
  • 3 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika


  1. Pull out all your ingredients, a medium mixing bowl, measuring spoons, a cutting board, and a knife.
  2. Turn the InstaPot sauté function and allow it to warm up; add the Avocado Oil.
  3. Add your beef stew, arrowroot, and seasonings to a medium mixing bowl. Mix until the beef is evenly coated 
  4. Dice your medium onion while the beef is cooking
  5. Add the beef to the Instant Pot, and cook for about 2 minutes on each side.
  6. In between turning the beef, chop the carrots and potatoes into 1-inch chunks.
  7. After the beef is seared, remove it from the Instant Pot and add another batch if needed.  
  8. Once all the beef is seared, remove and add the chopped onions, allowing to saute for about 3 minutes.
  9. Add the beef broth and tomato paste. Scrape all the little bits off the bottom and stir until the tomato paste incorporates into the broth
  10. Add the beef, carrots, potatoes, and seasoning until combined.
  11. Close the Instant Pot lid and ensure your vent cover is closed
  12. Set on the Stew function for 20 minutes
  13. Once complete, you can manually vent or allow the naturally vent
  14. ENJOY!  


**make sure it is Whole30 Compliant and Gluten Free

  • Author: Meg Whitmore {A Twisted Plate}
  • Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free