One Pot Easy Beef Stew is an ultimate comfort food dinner. Cooking the Stew in an Instant Pot gives you all the flavors of the low and slow cooking, but at the fraction of the time. Simple ingredients, simple instructions and 10 minutes of your time is all that's needed to make this delicious beef stew dinner.
Combine all ingredients except for the liquids in the insert of an Instant Pot and mix. Pour the liquid and stir again.
Cover with the lid and turn to seal. Turn the steam valve to "SEALING".
Press "Pressure Cook" OR "Manual" on "High Pressure", then increase time to 45 minutes.
Once 45 minutes has elapsed and the timer beeps, turn the pressure cooker off and allow the pressure to naturally release (about 10-15 minutes). Then throw a kitchen towel over the steam valve and release the rest of the pressure by turning the steam valve to "venting".
Combine all ingredients in a 9inx12in baking dish or a dutch oven, cover with foil/lid and cook for about 2.5-3 hours at 350F. To check for doneness, pierce with a fork, the meat should be soft and separate easy.
For the stove top you have two options, either one works well.
Option 1 - For stovetop you can can either add all ingredient to the pot, cover with lid and simmer for about 3 hours or until the beef is fork tender.
Option 2 - Caramelize onions in a dutch oven with a couple tablespoons oil, add carrots and sautee a coupe minutes more. Add beef, seasoning, water and tomato paste, stir, cover with lid and cook for 3 hours or until fork tender.
Combine all ingredients but the water and tomato sauce and stir. Add the water and the tomato sauce and stir again. Cook on low for 7-8 hours, or on High for 3-4 hours or until the beef is fork tender. Try not to open the lid while cooking, to prevent heat from escaping, as this will increase the cooking time.