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Quick and Easy Instant Pot Guinness Beef Stew | CaliGirlCooking.com
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Quick and Easy Instant Pot Guinness Beef Stew

This quick and easy Instant Pot Guinness Beef Stew is the perfect weeknight meal, or way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! It’s full of delicious, hearty flavors and comes together in less than one hour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time43 mins
Total Time53 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 596kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 5 tablespoons flour, divided
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 large carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 11.2-ounce bottle Guinness beer Or 1 can would be fine
  • 4 Yukon gold potatoes, large diced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the beef and 3 tablespoons of flour in a medium bowl and toss so the beef is evenly coated in the flour.
  • Place 3 tablespoons of butter in the Instant Pot and set it on sauté for about 8 minutes. Once the butter is melted, add the beef. Let beef brown for at least a couple of minutes on one side and then stir to get a nice brown on all sides. 
  • Add onion, garlic, carrots and celery to the Instant Pot and stir to combine. Pour in the Guinness to deglaze the pan.
  • Add potatoes, Worcestershire, tomato paste, beef broth, thyme and bay leaves to the Instant Pot. Stir to combine. 
  • Turn the valve to Sealing, press the Meat/Stew button and select high heat for 35 minutes. The pot will take a bit of time to preheat, then it will begin to count down.
  • Once the time is up, turn the valve to vent. It will take a few minutes for all of the pressure to release. While you’re waiting, place remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a small, microwave-safe dish and microwave until melted, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Once butter is melted, stir in remaining 2 tablespoons of flour. Add this mixture to the stew in the Instant Pot and stir to combine. This will help thicken it up.
  • Remove bay leaves and serve warm.


  1. This is a one dish meal, which means you don't need to worry about prepping a separate starch or veggie to go with it. However, if you're feeling a little more substance with your meal, feel free to serve it over cooked rice!
  2. Remember that the Instant Pot takes a while to warm up before it actually starts cooking. Stay patient and wait for the beep!
  3. This stew makes a fantastic freezer meal. To freeze, let cool completely after making, transfer to a resealable plastic bag or covered glass container and freeze for up to 3 months.


Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1283mg | Potassium: 1824mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 9670IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 7mg