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Instant Pot & Dutch Oven Favorites Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This hearty beef stew, brimming with tender meat and veggies, is my go-to comfort food. Cooked in an instant pot, it's a warm, savory delight that never fails to satisfy.

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Boy, have I got something tasty for you! Heat, sizzle, aroma...all in one pot! Imagine tender beef, crunchy carrots, soft potatoes - all mingling together in your instant pot, or old-school Dutch oven. Each spoonful a flavor-packed delight, with sweet onion and zesty garlic adding a kick. This isn't just a recipe, it's an experience - a warm, comforting hug from the inside out. Dive in, folks! You're just 30 minutes away from a heartwarming, lip-smacking meal.

Ingredients for Instant Pot and Dutch Oven Favorites

  • Beef stew meat: Tender and flavorful protein base that adds richness and heartiness to the dish.
  • Onion: Adds depth of flavor and sweetness to the dish, enhancing the overall taste profile.
  • Carrots: Provide natural sweetness and a pop of color, adding texture and nutrients to the recipe.
  • Potatoes: Hearty and filling ingredient that thickens the stew and adds a comforting element to the dish.
  • Garlic: Infuses a robust and aromatic flavor, elevating the overall taste of the stew.
  • Beef broth: Provides a rich and savory base, enhancing the meaty flavors and creating a delicious broth for the stew.
  • Olive oil: Used for sautéing ingredients and adds a subtle fruity note to the dish.

Essential Tools for Making These Delicious Recipes

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking time for tender beef stew in a fraction of the time.
  • Dutch Oven: Ideal for slow cooking the stew to develop rich flavors and tenderize the beef.

Instant Pot & Dutch Oven Favorites Recipe

This hearty beef stew is perfect for a quick and delicious meal, made easily in your Instant Pot or Dutch Oven.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 350 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Dutch Oven


Main Ingredients

  • 1 lb beef stew meat
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Set Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat olive oil.
  • Add beef stew meat and brown on all sides.
  • Add onions and garlic, sauté until fragrant.
  • Stir in carrots, potatoes, beef broth, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Close lid, set to high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then quick release.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


No additional notes.


Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 30gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 800mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Beef Stew, Dutch Oven, Instant Pot
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Prep Now, Enjoy Later: Make-Ahead Tips

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the recipe as directed.
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cool the dish completely.
  • Place in freezer-safe containers or bags.
  • Label with date and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

When making this dish, try adding a splash of balsamic vinegar for a subtle tangy flavor that enhances the overall taste.

Common Questions About Instant Pot and Dutch Oven Cooking

Can I use chicken instead of beef for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute beef stew meat with chicken pieces for a different flavor profile.
How can I make this recipe vegetarian?
To make this recipe vegetarian, you can replace the beef stew meat with tofu or tempeh and use vegetable broth instead of beef broth.
Can I add other vegetables to this recipe?
Absolutely! Feel free to add your favorite vegetables like bell peppers, peas, or mushrooms to customize this dish to your liking.
How can I make this recipe spicier?
To add some heat to this dish, you can include red pepper flakes, diced jalapeños, or a dash of hot sauce while cooking.
Can I freeze the leftovers?
Yes, you can freeze the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Just thaw and reheat when you're ready to enjoy them again.

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