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Easy Instant Pot Whole30 Beef Stew (Paleo Keto)

Easy Instant Pot Whole30 Beef Stew (Whole30 Paleo Keto) – comfort in a bowl and totally Whole30 compliant!  This easy Instant Pot Beef Stew is nutritious and mouth watering!

Hi Guys!  I’m wrapping up my Instant Pot Monday series…for now at least.  Don’t worry, I’ll still be creating plenty of IP recipes but next up in my weekly Monday post series is Sheet Pan Dinners!  Oh man, do I love sheet pan dinners.  So simple, easy clean-up, and perfectly nutritious and balanced.  Stay tuned for next week’s quick and easy family friendly meal idea.

Back to this week’s Instant Pot Monday recipe – another classic family favorite, Instant Pot Whole30 Beef Stew!  Who doesn’t love a good Beef Stew recipe?  Bonus when it’s made extra quick and simple in the Instant Pot!  This Whole30 Beef Stew is thick, savory, and full of big chunks of beef and veggies.  Perfect for a busy weeknight hearty meal or when you just need a big bowl of cozy goodness.

To make this Instant Pot Whole30 Beef Stew, I used some Grass Fed Beef Stew Meat from my stash of Butcher Box meat and it couldn’t have been more delicious or simple!  The beef stew meat comes perfectly trimmed of excess fat and is so tender and flavorful, perfect for this Whole30 Beef Stew.

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On a round of Whole30 and craving some comfort food?  This recipe will hit the spot.  Packed full of big chunks of veggies, tender beef, and a savory sauce, this Instant Pot Whole30 Beef Stew will become a fast favorite.  It’s a family-friendly, nutritious meal that feels all nostalgic and warm and cozy. 🙂

How to Make Beef Stew in the Instant Pot

First prepare all the ingredients.  I like to keep the veggies cut into pretty large chunks so they don’t become overly mushy and break down too much in the stew while cooking.  

Using the Saute function, brown the stew meat on all sides in some oil.

Once browned, add the vegetables and the rest of the ingredients.

Cook under pressure for 20 minutes on the Manual function.

For thickening the stew, stir some arrowroot powder (or cornstarch for non-Whole30) into a small amount of water and add it to the stew.

Tips for Instant Pot Whole30 Beef Stew

This recipe freezes great!

Add other root vegetables to the stew like parsnips and turnips.

For non-Whole30, stir in some green peas after cooking.

Add to your weekly Meal Prep and eat for lunches or freeze for later.


close up of instant pot whole30 beef stew in bowl

Instant Pot Beef Stew Whole30

instant pot whole30 beef stew

Easy Instant Pot Whole30 Beef Stew (Paleo Keto)

Easy Instant Pot Whole30 Beef Stew (Whole30 Paleo Keto) - comfort in a bowl and totally Whole30 compliant! This easy Instant Pot Beef Stew is nutritious and mouth watering!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 312kcal


  • 1 lb grass fed beef stew meat cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots cut into large chunks
  • 4 celery stalks cut into large chunks
  • 5-6 red potatoes cut into large chunks
  • 1 cup low sodium broth beef, chicken, or vegetable
  • 3/4 cup unsalted tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 bay leaves


  • Brown the meat in 1 tablespoon of oil on the saute function.  
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.  Set pot for 20 minutes on Manual function.
  • When cycle is complete, let pot depressurize naturally.  Open the lid and remove bay leaves.
  • Optional: to thicken stew, combine 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder with a small amount of broth or water.  Stir mixture into warm stew.
Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 1369mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7095IU | Vitamin C: 23.1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3.9mg
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  • Reply
    Amanda Z
    September 27, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a great recipe. I use it even if I am not doing whole 30. It’s just so delicious to have a natural but hearty meal. I add noodles here and there to recipe !

    • Reply
      September 28, 2019 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks so much! Glad you are enjoying the recipe!

  • Reply
    Deena Allen
    December 30, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    I just made this dish tonight. Delicious and healthy. This is the first whole ingredient roast recipe I’ve tried, and it’s yummy!

    • Reply
      January 1, 2020 at 7:51 pm

      Thanks so much, Deena! Glad you enjoyed it!

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