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Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew

This easy instant pot beef stew with potatoes and cabbage has quickly become a family favorite. Usually, by April, we have moved on from stews but this year the cool weather seems to be lingering everywhere!

Beef For Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew || Erin Brighton | dinners | easy dinners | gluten free | Instant Pot | Got To Be NC | NC Beef
Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew With Potatoes and Cabbage

I go through phases where I totally LOVE my instant pot and then I go through periods where it seems to collect dust in my pantry. The instant pot is an awesome go-to for me if I have some time to prep dinner after work and school but not a lot. It is a huge help if I have been thinking about cooking something in the slow cooker and then actually forget to turn it on …

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Cabbage and Potatoes For Instant Pot Beef Stew

Which is the true story of how I came to start making this easy instant pot beef stew. Mom brain. It doesn’t help much if you get all the ingredients ready for beef stew but never actually put them in the slow cooker…

Instant pot to the rescue.

My kids don’t love cooked carrots so I just used cabbage and potatoes. Yep. That’s it. Beef, cabbage, potatoes, a little onion. Beef is the star. The instant pot makes it so tender and delicious.

Beef For Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew || Erin Brighton | dinners | easy dinners | gluten free | Instant Pot | Got To Be NC | NC Beef
Beef For Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew

If you own an instant pot but are still afraid of it, just jump right in. This is a hard recipe to mess up. Our instant pot has a STEW button on it so, when all the ingredients were ready, I just set it to stew. Yep. That’s it. The time said 35 minutes but, just fyi, the 35 minutes doesn’t start until the instant pot is up to pressure. At the end, when the instant pot beeped that the cooking was over, I let it “naturally release” – which means that I did not touch the air valve on top of the cover to release the steam myself. While the instant pot was naturally releasing the steam – probably another 15-20 minutes, I made some gluten-free biscuits to top our beautiful, easy dinner.

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Gluten-free biscuits … in case you feel guilty because the Instant Pot is doing all the work.

Sometimes, when I cook in the instant pot, I feel like I haven’t really cooked because no pots and pans are actually dirty. So then I need to actually make a little mess and “cook” something to go with the perfectly fine meal that is cooking away in my tidy little kitchen. I have issues. But maybe you understand.

You are going to want to make this …. and, if you feel like this isn’t enough work for dinner, make some biscuits.

Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew With Potatoes and Cabbage

Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew With Potatoes and Cabbage

This easy instant pot beef stew is so simple and so good. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, instant pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Erin Brighton

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs beef stew cubed
  • 2 T corn starch
  • 1 T Italian seasoning
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 T tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 c beef stock OR French Onion Soup
  • 1/4 head cabbage chopped
  • 2 large white potatoes

Instructions

  1. Sauté beef tossed in cornstarch and seasonings in butter and olive oil in the Instant Pot. Add the French onion soup or beef stock. Stir. Add remaining ingredients. Stir. Make sure there aren’t any burnt bits on the bottom of your Instant Pot.

  2. Cover and set to STEW. It should automatically set to 35 minutes. We let it naturally release. It was amazing!! Make this!

  3. We topped our stew with fresh, warm gluten-free biscuits.

Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew With Potatoes and Cabbage

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