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Irish beef stew is made entirely in the instant pot in only an hour and features tender beef cubes and vegetables in a rich stout sauce. - serve this hearty stew with lots of crusty bread!
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Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

Irish beef stew is made entirely in the instant pot in only an hour and features tender beef cubes and vegetables in a rich stout sauce. - serve this hearty stew with lots of crusty bread!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 392kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 lbs beef stew meat, (such as chuck) cut into 1-in chunks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Guinness beer (or other dark stout beer)
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth or stock
  • 1 medium bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1-1/2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-in cubes
  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and cut into 1-in chunks
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Minced fresh parsley for topping

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a 6-qt instant pot using SAUTE function until shimmery. Add beef cubes to instant pot and season with salt and pepper. Sear beef cubes, turning occasionally until golden brown.
  • Add onions to beef and saute 3-4 minutes until onions begin to soften. Add tomato paste, brown sugar, and garlic and saute 1 additional minute until fragrant. Turn off SAUTE function.
  • Pour Guinness and beef broth into instant pot. Add bay leaf, thyme sprigs, potatoes, and carrots. Secure lid in place on instant pot. Cook on high pressure 35 minutes.
  • Let pressure release naturally 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure by moving vent open. Unscrew lid and discard bay leaf and thyme sprigs.
  • Ladle out 1/4 cup beef liquid into a small bowl and rapidly whisk with flour until smooth. Pour flour mixture into beef stew and stir until beef stew is thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Optionally, you can let beef stew sit in instant pot on WARM setting up to 2 hours. When ready to serve, ladle beef stew into bowls and top with parsley. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.4g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 11.4g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 820mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 8.2g | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4mg