Instant Pot Beef Stew

I prepared this Gluten Free Beef Stew the other night for our combining crew. We had 3 combines out (2 from our neighbors) trying to help us get our Canola out of the field. A harsh winter storm was supposed to be coming in, and we had several hundred acres left to finish up still. Because it was already such a cold day, my husband recommended I make some beef stew. Never before had I actually made a beef stew completely from scratch, without following SOME sort of recipe. Lately I’ve been really enjoying coming up with recipes with my own spin on them. So as I threw this together in a hurry, I tried my best to right down the ingredients and amounts as I went.

Gluten free vegetable Beef Stew

Thankfully it turned out really well! So I knew I wanted to share it. It was quick and easy to prepare. Cozy, warm and perfect to fill the belly’s of the hungry crew that so graciously were helping us. Sure enough, by the time we made it out to the field to deliver the food, the wind was whipping so hard! It was blowing our Canola swath’s around the field! The crew really appreciated having this warm Beef Stew served up with Garlic Bread, to fill them up.

The beef I used for this meal was typical stew meat. However I cut each piece into 3 smaller pieces so it would cook faster, and go further.

Take note of the additional notes at the bottom of the recipe. You can really choose how thick you want it, by adding more or less cornstarch or gluten free flour.

Gluten free vegetable Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Yield: 8 (3/4 C) servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

This hearty Beef Stew made in the Instant Pot is the perfect fall/winter dish to cozy up with. One dish cleanup, and quick to prepare. Toss extra's into the freezer for another night! Serve with warm buns or garlic bread.


  • 2 lb Stew Meat
  • 2 tsp Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 C Beef Gravy
  • 4 C Beef Broth
  • 1 stalk diced celery (1/2C Thrive Celery)
  • 1 Carrot; peeled, sliced and diced (1/4 Thrive Carrots) 
  • 1/2C Green Beans (1/2C Thrive Green Beans)
  • 1 C Frozen Corn (1 C Thrive Corn)
  • 4 C baby potatoes cut into 1/4's (2 C Thrive Diced Potatoes)
  • 1/2 C Frozen Peas (1/2C Thrive Peas)
  • 3 tbsp Corn Starch to thicken as needed


  1. Take stew meat and slice into smaller pieces
  2. Heat olive oil slightly in Ninja Foodi Cooking Pot using Sear/Saute button on medium heat
  3. Add stew meat into pot along with onion, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, oregano
  4. Sear meat until lightly browned (around 5 minutes) . Stirring often over medium to medium-high heat
  5. Add remaining ingredients; leaving cornstarch out for later, into cooking pot
  6. Stir all ingredients together in cooking pot
  7. Place pressure cooking lid on pot. Seal and set to Pressure Cook on HIGH pressure for 20 MIN.
  8. Unit will BEEP when timer is complete. Let unit NR (Naturally Release) Pressure for 20-30 minutes. The steam will slowly escape. Ensuring a more tender meat. Unit will count UP from 0 once the NR process has begun.
  9. After 20-30 Min, Open pressure valve (Slide tab open to VENT) and let remaining pressure release from the unit. Remove pressure cooking lid.
  10. Give contents a stir. Thicken as needed using cornstarch. Adding 1 Tbsp at a time (mixed first with cold water in a separate bowl to form a smooth paste) then slowly whisked in. Turn pot to SEAR/SAUTE Medium-High and bring contents to a boil to thicken. Continue to add more cornstarch paste until the Stew reaches your desired consistency.
  11. Your veggies should be soft and your meat super tender. Enjoy!


1.) Your Pressure Cooker will come to pressure faster if your liquids are warm: meaning if you are using beef broth warming it up first slightly in microwave, or using powder beef broth and hot water will accelerate the cooking process. The faster the unit comes to pressure: the faster your cooking timer will begin counting down.

2.) If you are using Thrive Foods; no need to rehydrate the vegetables first. Add 1C extra water, and then simply toss the vegetables into the pot dry, stir to incorporate them into the beef broth. Continue to cook as normal according to directions above.

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Gluten Free Instant Pot Beef Stew

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Let me know below what you think, or if you have any questions about it.

I have several other beef recipes for the Instant Pot as well,

Beef Quinoa Soup

Easy Saucy Instant Pot Hamburgers

If you do not have an instant pot yet, but are in the market for one, I have a guide that covers MY favourite pressure cooker. The Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp. In my opinion, it is the BEST kitchen tool I Own. I use it almost EVERY night of the week. It is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, dehydrater, air crisper, and SO MUCH  MORE.

You can check it out here 

Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Stew


Till next time,


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