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Whole30 Beef Stew Recipe

Instant Pot Beef Stew, Stew Recipe, Whole30, Gluten-Free

Need a quick, easy, and hearty dinner that the whole family will love? This Whole30 Beef Stew is the best stew you can whip up in under 90 minutes. Crockpot/slow cooker instructions are also included. Special thanks to October 2019 Featured Chef Sarah Cook for this delicious recipe. Visit Sarah’s blog, Sustainable Cooks, for more mouthwatering recipes. 

Does this world really need another beef stew recipe? No. Do we all need another Instant Pot Whole30 beef stew recipe? Highly unlikely. So why in the world am I sharing an Instant Pot beef stew recipe with you today? Call me intuitive, but I think this recipe is going to be a game-changer for most of you.

Beef Stew, Carrots, onions, potatoes, beef broth
Photo Credit: Sarah Cook | Sustainable Cooks

Whole30 Instant Pot Beef Stew

Whole30 Compliant, Gluten-Free

Recipe By: Sarah Cook, Sustainable Cooks

Prep and Cook Time: 90 Minutes Total

USWM Shopping List: Stew Beef, Beef Bone Broth


  • 1lb stew beef
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 cups carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups potatoes, peeled and chopped about 4 russets
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup tomato-based vegetable juice*
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. In a small bowl, combine the salt and pepper, arrowroot powder, and beef. Toss to coat.
  2. Pour the beef broth and vegetable juice in the bottom of the inner pot.
  3. Add the beef and other ingredients to the Instant Pot (no need to stir), and place the lid on and switch it to the lock position. Switch the vent to “sealing”.
  4. Press the “meat/stew” button and increase the time to 35 minutes. It will take up to 15 minutes to reach pressure.
  5. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking allow it to sit for 10 minutes before you switch the vent to “venting”. Watch the hot steam! 
Instant Pot Recipe, Whole30, Beef Stew
Photo Credit: Sarah Cook | Sustainable Cooks
Pro Tips/Notes
  • The liquid will not cover the top of all the ingredients before cooking. Don’t worry, your stew will not dry out. It’s going to be awesome. Like you!
  • This stew will thicken up quite a bit the next day. If you prefer something with more broth, it is best to reheat with a splash vegetable juice or beef stock.
  • If you’re not doing a Whole30 round, you can sub in cornstarch for arrowroot powder.



Sarah Cook

Sarah serves up sustainable, family-friendly recipes on her blog, Sustainable Cooks. She is passionate about her family, gardening, cooking from scratch, and organizing the pantry. Armed with a crazy fun sense of humor, Sarah will not only teach you how to make a delicious recipe, but you will definitely have fun while doing it. Want to learn more about Sarah? Visit her Featured Chef page.