Pressure-Cooker Beef Stew

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min. + releasing


6 servings

Updated: May. 03, 2023
I like to serve this twist on traditional stew with fresh rolls or crusty bread. The roast and vegetables cook quickly and make a comforting meal. My family loves this unique pressure-cooker beef stew. —Joanne Wright, Niles, Michigan
Pressure-Cooker Beef Stew Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 4 medium carrots, halved widthwise
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  1. Select saute or browning setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Adjust for medium heat; add oil. When oil is hot, brown roast on all sides. Press cancel and remove roast. Place trivet insert and 4 cups water in pressure cooker. Set roast on trivet. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 40 minutes. Let pressure release naturally.
  2. Remove roast and keep warm. Remove trivet. Skim fat from cooking juices and stir in remaining 1 cup water. Add potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, bay leaves. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 8 minutes. Quick-release pressure.
  3. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon; keep warm. Remove and discard bay leaves. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water until smooth; stir into pressure cooker. Select saute setting and adjust for low heat. Simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve with roast and vegetables.

Warning: DOMDocument::loadHTML(): End tag : expected '>' in Entity, line: 1 in /var/www/web/wp-content/plugins/recipe-data-analytics/plugin.php on line 102

Test Kitchen tips
  • This recipe can also be made in a stovetop pressure cooker following the same method.</LI
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 530 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 403mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 8g fiber), 36g protein.