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This no fuss instant pot beef stew is a must try! It's so easy yet absolutely delicious!

No Fuss Instant Pot Beef Stew

I call this recipe “no fuss” because that’s exactly what it is…no extras, no fancy ingredients. Just your basic, perfect, delicious beef stew - the kind I grew up eating on Sundays!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword stew
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 0.334 kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs Beef Stew Meat
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 1 16 oz Bag Baby Carrots
  • 1 lb Potatoes cubed
  • 6 cups Beef Broth
  • 1/4 cup Corn Starch
  • 2 tbsp Cold Water


  1. Add the olive oil to your instant pot and turn on the saute function. Once your oil is hot, add the meat along with the salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.

  2. Brown the meat on all sides.

  3. Once your meat is browned, add your potatoes, onion, carrots and garlic.

  4. Pour in your beef broth and stir, making sure you scrape up any bits from the bottom of the pot.

  5. Close the lid on your instant pot and set the steam release valve to "sealing".

  6. Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes, then allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.

  7. After your 10 minute natural release, move the valve from "sealing" to "venting" and wait for the float valve to drop.

  8. Dissolve the cornstarch in water and whisk into the soup while it's hot.

  9. Enjoy!