Instant Pot Low-Carb Beef Stew

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 8

Price per serving: $2.58

Author: Suzanne Ryan


Instant Pot Low-Carb Beef Stew


· 4 tbsp olive oil (separated)· 3 lbs beef chuck (cut into 2 inch cubes)· 1/2 tsp salt· 1/4 tsp ground black pepper· 1 medium yellow onion (roughly chopped)· 2 large carrots (roughly chopped)· 2 stalks celery (roughly chopped)· 10 large radishes (cut in half)· 8 ounces crimini mushrooms (quartered)· 4 cloves garlic· 1/2 tsp dried thyme· 3 tbsp tomato paste· 2 cups beef broth· fresh parsley (chopped (optional for garnish))


Step 1On the Instant Pot, press the “sauté” button. Adjust to the “high” setting and press “start”. (Some Instant Pot models only require you to select "saute") Add two tablespoons of olive oil and allow pot to preheat.Step 2Add the beef into the Instant Pot and season with salt and pepper. Brown all sides of the beef, which will take about 10-15 minutes. Once the beef is browned, carefully remove the inside pot and pour the beef into a colander to discard the excess liquid. Set the cooked beef aside and place the silver pot back into the Instant Pot.Step 3Add the remaining two tablespoons of oil into the pot. Then add onion, carrots, celery, radishes, mushrooms, garlic and thyme, and saute until onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Next, add the tomato paste and stir to combine.Step 4Pour in the beef broth and scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pot, add browned beef cubes and stir.Step 5Place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn into place. Press “Pressure Cook” and then select the preset for “Stew”. Confirm the setting of “High” heat and 35 minutes. Switch the valve to “seal” and press “start”. When the stew is finished cooking, release pressure manually by switching the valve to vent, or naturally by waiting about 10-15 minutes.Step 6Carefully remove the cover, stir the stew to incorporate and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve as is, or over cauliflower mash. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired and enjoy.