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Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe (Whole30 & Paleo)

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Instant Pot beef stew will provide you with winter comfort food in a fraction of the time. Made with protein-rich beef and lots of veggies, it will be satisfying on cool nights. 
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4 from 4 votes


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat — cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic — minced
  • 1 medium onion — finely chopped
  • 2 cups carrots — cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 celery ribs — chopped
  • 1 lb baby potatoes — cut in half
  • 1 cup mushroom — sliced
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth — whole30-friendly beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley — chopped, for garnishing


  1. Place the beef in a large bowl. Add in the arrowroot flour, salt and pepper. Mix everything well and until beef is coated in the flour.
  2. Set the instant pot to the sauté setting and add olive oil. Once pot is hot (about 2 minutes), add half of the beef cubes and sear until all the sides are golden brown. Set aside on a plate and repeat the process again until you sear all the meat*. Set aside all the meat.
  3. Add in the Instant Pot, minced garlic and sauté the garlic until fragrant. Add beef broth to loosen the pan of bits. 

  4. Add the remaining ingredients, stir everything together and close the lid.
  5. Set the instant pot to manual high pressure for 20 minutes. Once it’s finished, flip the toggle to do a quick release.
  6. Remove the bay leaves and garnish with fresh parsley before servng.

Recipe Notes

* Do not add all the meat at the same time otherwise the meat won’t be golden brown. You need to do this in two batches at least as to not overcrowd the beef.
Course: dinner, fall recipe, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Irish dish
Keyword: beef stew, Instant Pot Recipe

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/6) — Calories: 345, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 97mg, Sodium: 1329mg, Potassium: 1089mg, Carbohydrates: 29g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 38g

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