I love this Instant Pot beef stew dish: it’s an easy, simple, and incredibly comforting beef stew with vegetables like pearl onions, carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms.

Beef stew is one of those recipes that really makes the Instant Pot shine. You don’t have to cook for hours to get really tender beef; just 35 minutes. You can brown the beef and pressure cook it all in the same pot, so that means fewer dishes to clean. I use the Instant Pot, but you don’t have to — any multi-cooker with a saute and pressure cooking function will do.

Instant Pot Beef Stew With Potatoes Recipe
This Instant Pot beef stew is an easy and simple stew with vegetables like pearl onions, carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms.


  • 1 1/2 pounds chuck roast or beef stew meat cut into 1-2 inch chunks
  • 16 ounce bag frozen pearl onions
  • 8 ounces carrots about 3, peeled and chopped into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 pound Russet potato about 1 large, peeled and chopped into 1 inch chunks
  • 10 ounces mushrooms quartered
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a bowl, toss beef chunks with flour until coated.
  2. Add butter to the pressure cooker. Turn on the saute setting at medium heat. When the butter is melted, add beef chunks. Cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add beef broth to the pot, stirring well and breaking apart any beef bits stuck to the bottom of the pot. Add salt and tomato paste, stirring until dissolved.
  4. Add remaining ingredients (frozen pearl onions, carrots, potatoes, mushrooms) to the pot. Stir.
  5. Close and lock the lid on the pressure cooker. Select the meat/stew function and set the cooking time to 35 minutes. When finished, let sit for 10 minutes to naturally release the pressure before using the steam release handle to vent.
  6. Open the lid and stir. Taste and add additional salt if needed. Serve hot and optionally garnish with chopped parsley.