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Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

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Ahh comfort food, what would we do without it? The kind of food that sticks to your bones, warms you up, and just makes you happy. Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew is my idea of the perfect comfort food. Tender beef chunks are cooked with bacon, potatoes, carrots, and Guinness. Then create a thick gravy and the cares of the world just melt away, at least for a little while.

For even more delicious pressure cooker recipes, check out the Instant Pot Recipes page.

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

I could eat Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew everyday, but I won’t, that would be bad for my health. Everything in moderation, right?

Warm up this winter with a bowl of this hearty, Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew! COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

***If you do not have an Instant Pot, you can make my original Beef Stew in a Dutch oven {large pot with a lid} instead. That version does not have Guinness in the stew, it has it in the biscuits instead. All you have to do is follow the steps for that recipe swapping out the Guinness/beef stock amounts from this recipe. Easy peasy!! Ready?

How to make Irish Beef Stew in an Instant Pot:

Turn on your Instant Pot and press the “Sauté” button. Add the bacon and cook until almost crispy…..

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew cook bacon COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Remove the bacon from the pot with a spider strainer or slotted spoon and place it in a bowl. Set aside.

Add the beef chunks in batches and cook until browned…..

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew brown beef chunks COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

They do not need to be thoroughly cooked, that comes later.

Remove the beef and place them in a large bowl. Continue cooking remaining beef until they are all browned.

Add the flour to the cooked beef, and toss to coat…..

Add the Guinness, stock, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce to the pot. Next add the coated beef…..

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then the potatoes, carrots, onions, thyme, garlic, and bacon…..

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Stir to combine. Press the “Cancel” button. Secure the lid and make sure the pressure knob is in the “Sealing” position.

Press the “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” button and use the – and + buttons to adjust the time to 25 minutes on High Pressure…..

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew manual high pressure 25 minutes COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

When the pot beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes. Carefully turn the knob to release the remaining pressure and remove the lid…..

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew cooked COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

For a thicker gravy: remove 4 Tablespoons of the cooking liquid and place it in a small bowl. Stir in 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch to create a slurry…..

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew slurry COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Press the “Cancel” button, then the “Sauté” button. Add the slurry to the pot and stir until thoroughly combined and the gravy starts to thicken and bubble.

Press the “Cancel” button. Ladle the Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew into bowls and garnish with chopped parsley…..

This Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew is loaded with tender beef chunks, carrots, and potatoes in a rich gravy that will make the whole family happy! COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

So, so delicious!!! Exactly what I needed after a crazy week.

Recipe Notes:

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  • This is the Spider Strainer that I have been using for the past 28+ years. I love it and use it all the time!
  • I use this 6 Quart Instant Pot® to create all of my recipes. I do not have a 3 qt or 8 qt, so I do not know what adjustments need to be made.
  • Try to cut the beef, potatoes and carrots into similar sized chunks so they cook evenly.
  • If you need Gluten-free: substitute tapioca or arrowroot starch for the flour.
  • I use Guinness Extra-Stout because I like the deeper, richer flavor over the Draught variety…but either will work.
  • If you do not want to use Guinness, you can substitute red wine or use all beef stock.

More Instant Pot comfort food recipes:

Enjoy!!

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew is loaded with tender beef chunks, carrots, and potatoes in a rich gravy that will make the whole family happy!
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Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, diced
  • 3 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup Guinness® Extra-Stout {or red wine}
  • 1 ¼ cups beef stock
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and cut 1-inch thick
  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon dried thyme
  • 4 Tablespoons cooking liquid
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • chopped Italian parsley, to garnish

Instructions

  • Turn on your Instant Pot and press the “Saute” button. Add the bacon and cook until almost crispy. Remove the bacon from the pot with a spider strainer or slotted spoon and place it in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Add the beef chunks in batches and cook until browned. They do not need to be thoroughly cooked, that comes later. 
  • Remove the beef and place them in a large bowl. Continue cooking remaining beef until they are all browned. Add the flour to the beef chunks and toss to coat.
  • Add the wine, stock, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce to the pot. Add the coated beef, then the potatoes, carrots, onions, thyme, garlic, and bacon. Stir to combine.
  • Press the “Cancel” button. Secure the lid and make sure the pressure knob is in the “Sealing” position. Press the “Manual” button and use the – and + buttons to adjust the time to 25 minutes on High Pressure.
  • When the pot beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes. Carefully turn the knob to release the remaining pressure and remove the lid.
  • For a thicker gravy: remove 4 Tablespoons of the cooking liquid and place it in a small bowl. Stir in 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch to create a slurry.
  • Press the “Cancel” button, then the “Saute” button. Add the slurry to the pot and stir until thoroughly combined and the gravy starts to thicken.
  • Ladle the Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew into bowls and garnish with chopped parsley.

Notes

If you do not want to use Guinness, substitute red wine.
If you do not want to use alcohol, substitute additional beef stock.
For gluten-free, substitute tapioca or arrowroot powder for the flour.

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  1. Just bought one of my daughters an Instant Pot! I will send her the link to these recipes. This stew looks amazing. It is cold & rainy here in WV today so I would love a bowl of this. I will make it in my dutch oven one day. Thank you

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