Instant Pot Eats {St. Patrick’s Day Irish Beef & Guinness Stew}

We had a nice quiet St. Patrick’s Day dinner at home after a long day of sports.  I updated my old Beef and Guinness Stew recipe with some new ingredients and adapted it to cook in the Instant Pot.  It turned out great!  I like the new version so much better and it can absolutely be done in a dutch oven as well.

Beef and Guinness Stew

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 pounds boneless chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 cups fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
  • 1 bottle Guinness Stout
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups diagonal slices carrot (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 lb. diced new potato (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 cup chopped celery (about 8 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in saute mode in Instant Pot. Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle beef with 1/2 teaspoon salt; dredge beef in flour. Add half of beef to pan; cook 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove beef from pan with a slotted spoon. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and beef.

2. Add onion to pan; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato paste; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in broth and beer, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Return meat to pan. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, caraway seeds, and pepper.  Add carrot, potato and celery.

3. Turn to high pressure cook mode and time 35 minutes. When finished cooking, quick-release pressure according to manufacturer’s directions.  Sprinkle with parsley.

NOTE: Always follow the manufacturer directions for your specific Instant Pot, including on sealing, venting and cooking times.

I hope that you and your enjoyed a nice weekend.  It turned out to be beautiful here and I ended up inviting a few ladies over to enjoy dessert on the porch last minute.  I’ll share more on that later in the week!

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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Eats {St. Patrick’s Day Irish Beef & Guinness Stew}

  1. Can I ask you to please review your instant pot. I’ve been thinking about buying it and the air fryer. I’ll be honest to say that I’ve heard a few “stories” about the instant pot being dangerous but I really don’t know anyone personally using it. And since you’re my go to on most things home and travel related, I’d appreciate your opinion. Thank you.

    Also, thanks for sharing the cookie gram. I know a few kids and adults who will love them ..

    1. Hi! I had heard stories about that too but I really think they have come a long way. I would not bring it home if I felt there were any real danger! The only scary part to me is releasing the pressure but I do that with my long wooden spoon. I’m still kind of on the fence with it though, to be honest. I love that it doesn’t have to be tended to but thought it would save time (and it doesn’t really). I still need to try to slow cook mode!

      1. You made me laugh about releasing with a long wooden spoon. That will be me for sure (I’d use a yard stick if I could). Thanks for sharing. I’m still considering it. The queen of buying kitchen and dining related items and not making good use of them and I’m trying to make better choices.

        1. I hear you. I try to make better choices about what I purchase too. At the stage we are in, anything that can save me time in the kitchen is a good buy. HA!

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