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Instant Pot Italian Beef Stew

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This Instant Pot Italian Beef Stew is a hearty, colorful, and nourishing meal in a bowl. And thanks to the Instant Pot, it’s ready in record time too!

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During Fall and Winter, I crave hearty soups and stews. One of my favorites is this Instant Pot Italian Beef Stew.

I love everything about this recipe. It’s fast, easy, colorful, and flavorful. Best of all, everyone in the family loves it too!

How to Make Instant Pot Italian Beef Stew

This Instant Pot Italian Beef Stew is a cinch to make. Just a couple of simple steps and a few basic ingredients.

Step 1: Saute

To begin, press the “Sauté” button on your Instant Pot. Wait for the display to read “Hot” then add olive oil, diced onions, minced garlic, and the beef to the pot.

Cook until the meat is seared on all sides. Then press “Cancel” to turn off the pot.

Step 2: Add Remaining Ingredients

Next, add 4 carrots sliced into coins and 3 stalks of celery chopped into bite-sized pieces.

sliced celery on a cutting board with a knife in the background

To with about 10 small red potatoes that have been quartered.

quartered red potatoes on a cutting board

Drain the liquid from two cans of stewed tomatoes, then add the tomatoes to the pot.

beef, carrots, celery and potatoes in an instant pot

Add 4 cups of beef broth and 2 cups of water. Don’t fill past the max fill line on the liner. Sprinkle in 2 teaspoons each of salt and pepper. Also add 3 sprigs of oregano and some basil leaves.

beef stew topped with oregano and basil in an instant pot

Stir the ingredients, then secure the lid and set the valve to sealing.

Step 3: Pressure Cook

Cook on high pressure (for most models, you’ll press the “Manual” button) for 20 minutes. When the pot beeps to indicate the cook time has ended, do a controlled quick release.

In other words, gently move the valve slightly towards venting. If it starts to spray liquid, move it back toward sealing and wait a minute.

When the pressure has fully released, carefully remove the lid and serve!

Beef Stew in a white bowl on a linen and table

Instant Pot Italian Beef Stew Recipe

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Instant Pot Italian Beef Stew

What better way to get in the spirit of colder weather then with a beef stew?
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Pressurizing 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 415 kcal


  • 1 lb beef stew meat
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 14.5 oz cans stewed tomatoes drained
  • 4 carrots sliced
  • 3 stalks of celery sliced
  • 10 small red potatoes quartered
  • 1 32 oz container beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 sprigs of oregano (or 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano)
  • 4 to 6 basil leaves (or 1 tsp dried basil)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper


  • Set the Instant Pot to saute. When display says "Hot" add the olive oil, diced onions, garlic, and beef stew meat. Cook, stirring constantly until the beef is seared on all sides. Turn off saute mode.
  • Add sliced carrots, chopped celery, quartered potatoes, and two cans of stewed tomatoes to the pot.
  • Pour in beef broth and water. Make sure liquid does not exceed the max fill line.
  • Top with salt, pepper, oregano, and basil leaves. Give it a good stir.
  • Secure the Instant Pot lid and set to sealing. Set to high pressure for 20 minutes. Do a controlled quick release of the pressure when the timer beeps.
  • Serve with garlic bread. May also be topped with Parmesan cheese.


Calories: 415kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 26gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 1512mgPotassium: 2132mgFiber: 8gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 6850IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 5mg
Keyword instant pot, italian beef stew
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