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Instant Pot Beef Heart Stew Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This hearty beef stew is my go-to comfort food. I love how the Instant Pot tenderizes the beef heart, while the veggies and broth create a savory, soul-warming dish. It's a must-try!

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Ever tried cooking with a beef heart? Ah, it's a hidden gem, I promise! This hearty stew, brimming with tender beef heart, robust vegetables and aromatic herbs, is my go-to comfort food. It's a dance of flavors in every spoonful. With my Instant pot, I can whip this up in no time. Just wait till you try it; it might just become your favourite too!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Beef Heart Stew

  • Beef heart: Lean and flavorful, beef heart adds a unique richness and depth of flavor to the stew.
  • Onion: Provides a savory base flavor and sweetness when cooked down, enhancing the overall taste of the stew.
  • Carrots: Adds natural sweetness and a pop of color, while providing a subtle earthy flavor to the stew.
  • Potatoes: Starchy potatoes help thicken the stew and add a hearty texture, making it a satisfying and filling meal.
  • Garlic: Infuses a pungent and aromatic flavor, enhancing the overall savory profile of the stew.
  • Beef broth: Provides a rich and savory base for the stew, adding depth of flavor and enhancing the meaty taste.
  • Dried thyme: Adds a warm and earthy herbaceous flavor, complementing the beef heart and enhancing the overall aroma of the stew.

Essential Tools for Making This Stew Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the beef heart stew quickly and efficiently.
  • Knife: Needed for dicing the beef heart, onions, carrots, and potatoes for the stew.

Instant Pot Beef Heart Stew Recipe

This hearty and nutritious beef heart stew is made easily in an Instant Pot. Perfect for a comforting meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 350 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 1 beef heart, cleaned and diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • to taste Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat the olive oil.
  • Add the beef heart and brown on all sides.
  • Add the onion and garlic, sauté until fragrant.
  • Pour in the beef broth and add the carrots, potatoes, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and set to high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • Once done, allow for natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


This recipe is a great way to use beef heart, which is both nutritious and economical.


Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 30gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 700mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Beef Heart, Instant Pot, Stew
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Tips for Making Beef Heart Stew Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the stew as directed, allow it to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cool the stew completely before freezing.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container, leaving some space for expansion.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Beef heart is a lean protein that is rich in iron and zinc, making it a nutritious and flavorful addition to stews like this one.

Common Questions About Cooking With Beef Heart

How long does it take to cook this instant pot beef heart stew?
The stew cooks under high pressure for 30 minutes in the instant pot.
Can I use a different type of meat instead of beef heart?
Yes, you can substitute beef heart with other cuts of beef or even lamb in this recipe.
Do I need to peel the potatoes before adding them to the stew?
It's up to personal preference. You can leave the potato skins on for added texture and nutrients or peel them if you prefer.
Is it necessary to let the pressure release naturally after cooking?
Allowing for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes helps the flavors meld, but you can quick release if you're short on time.
How should I store any leftovers of this beef heart stew?
Store any leftover stew in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

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