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A serving of gluten-free beef stew.

Traditional Gluten-Free Beef Stew (Instant Pot)

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot


Enjoy homemade beef stew with this traditional Gluten-Free Beef Stew recipe with instructions for making it in an Instant Pot.



1 lb round steak
1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
1 medium-sized onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 carrots
3 medium-sized russet potatoes
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon thyme
2 cups gluten-free beef broth
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water


Browning the beef and pressure cooking:

To begin with cut the beef into 1-inch cubes and then chop the onion.

  • Push the saute function on your Instant Pot and add the oil. Heat this for just a minute and then add the meat. You’ll want to use a spatula or a wooden spoon that has a flat end so you can scrape up any brown bits. Cook for about 8-10 minutes to get the meat nice and browned. Then add the onion and garlic and cook a few more minutes until the onion is translucent.
  • Then add the Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir well to make sure all the bits are scrapped up from the bottom of the pan. Add in the beef broth and switch the setting to manual, close the lid and set the manual pressure for 30 minutes.
  • Let it cook and then have a natural pressure release for 10 minutes. During those last few moments of natural pressure release peel and cut the carrots into 1-inch slices.

Adding in the carrots:

  • Release any final pressure with the valve and remove the lid. Add in the carrots. Replace the lid and set the manual pressure for 5 minutes. During this cooking time peel and cut the potatoes into 1 1/2-inch cubes.

Adding in the potatoes:

  • When the time is up, carefully do a quick release of pressure and add in the potatoes. Replace the lid and again set the manual pressure to 5 minutes.

Making a slurry and finishing up:

  • Make a slurry with 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Basically you’ll just whisk the two together in a small jar or cup.
  • When the timer goes off do a careful quick release of pressure and remove the lid. Stir in the slurry and let sit for a minute or two. Give it another stir and it’s ready to serve.


This recipe serves 4 and can be made in a 3-qt, 6-qt, or 8-qt Instant Pot. If doubling or tripling the recipe use the 6-qt or 8-qt size.

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