Instant Pot Ground Beef Stew (Budget-Friendly, One-Pot)

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Looking for a budget meal this week? This ground beef stew with Instant Pot potatoes (also known as poor man’s stew) is plentiful and delicious with inexpensive ingredients that will feed the whole family. This one-pot dish is super easy and quick to make, making it ideal for those busy weekdays.

Instant Pot Ground Beef Stew -Recipe


With just a handful of fresh ingredients, such as inexpensive ground beef, potatoes, onions, carrots, and celery, plus a few pantry items you probably already have, this ground beef stew is very affordable and can spread across multiple meals if you make an extra large batch. It also freezes well, so it’s great to batch cook ahead of time.


The stew is made as a dish from a pot, which means it can be served alone. It’s like a very thick soup with meat and vegetables in a pot, so the only thing you can add is a side of bread or rolls. A tablespoon of sour cream or a little grated cheese also works great with this ground beef stew.

If you want to stretch it, you can serve the stew over cooked rice, pasta, couscous or quinoa. You can also serve a simple side of green beans or broccoli or a leafy green salad.


ground beef stew recipe is super easy! You only need a few key ingredients and the dish is prepared in less than 30 minutes. We used a 6-quart Instant Pot Duo. You can find the full ingredients of the recipe and a nutritional breakdown below these step-by-step photos.

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Ground beef stew ingredients

Step 1. Prepare all the ingredients before you start cooking, as this dish is prepared very quickly.

Step 2. Turn the Skip button to Instant Pot. Add the olive oil and onions and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring a couple of times. Then add the carrots and celery and cook for 2 more minutes so that they soften slightly. Learn more about all Instant Pot buttons here.

Step 3. Add ground beef, garlic, mixed herbs, salt and pepper and stir. Cook in stir-fry for a couple of minutes until all the meat has changed color to brown. Click Cancel to stop the Skip feature.

How to make ground beef stew in the instant pot

Step 3. Pour the water and stir very well, scraping the bottom with the spatula.

Step 4. Add the potatoes and cube of shredded meat broth and stir. Finish by spreading the crushed tomatoes on top, do not stir too much.

Step 5. Open and close the lid. Set to Manual/HIGH pressure pressure cooking for 5 minutes. After 3 beeps, the Instant Pot will start to increase the pressure (it should take about 7-10 minutes) and start cooking. Once the timer turns off, wait 5 minutes for the pressure to release naturally and then do the quick release to release the steam.

How to cook ground beef stew in Instant Pot

Step 6. While cooking the stew, mix a tablespoon of flour with about 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl in a grout-like mixture. Reserve.

Step 7. Open the pot and stir this suspension of flour into the cooked and hot stew. This will thicken the liquid. Try salt and pepper and season more if desired. Serve as is or with a tablespoon of sour cream or a little grated cheese.

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Make ground beef stew with potatoes in Instant Pot pressure cooker


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Ground beef stew instant pot recipe


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