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Instant Pot Frozen Beef Stew

Make hearty, healthy, and delicious beef stew using frozen beef in less than an hour in the Instant Pot!
5 from 18 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Steam Release: 18 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 307kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous
Cost: 15

Ingredients

  • 1 pound stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups beef broth (can sub vegetable broth)
  • 1 packet Knorr vegetable recipe mix (or make your own spice mix, recipe in the notes)
  • ¾ cup carrots, peeled and cubed
  • ¾ cup celery, diced
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • ¾ cup red potatoes, cubed
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Place the frozen stew meat and 1 cup of beef stock in the Instant Pot and pressure cook on HIGH for 28 minutes. Allow the steam to release naturally, mine took 18 minutes (don't skip this step or your meat will be tough).
    raw stew beef in the Instant Pot
  • Once the steam pin drops, carefully remove the lid and our in the Knorr Vegetable Mix.
    knorr vegetable recipe mix
  • Add the prepared vegetables and 1 more cup of beef stock. Place the lid back on the pressure cooker and ensure the steam valve is closed. Pressure cook on HIGH again for 4 minutes. This time you can carefully quick-release the steam. Add pepper if you would like, there is no need to add additional salt since it's in the broth and vegetable dip mix.
    beef stew in the instant pot
  • Add any toppings of choice and serve immediately.
    instant pot beef stew in a bowl

Notes

This Instant Pot Beef Stew can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 5 days. I would not recommend freezing this recipe because of the potatoes.
The Knorr vegetable mix mentioned above is very convenient but sometimes it can be hard to find or you may just not have it on hand. If that's the case try this mix instead:
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley 
  • 1 teaspoon ground (dried) turmeric or paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp celery seeds
  • 1 tablespoon salt
Always read the instruction manual that came with your Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker and follow all safety guidelines. 

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.6g | Protein: 27.1g | Fat: 6.1g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 2549mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 4.2g | Sugar: 5.6g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.