10 Instant Pot Stew Meat Recipes Besides Stew

Beef stew meat recipes pressure cooker

I’ve started to love cooking with stew meat in my Instant Pot! I love how you can pressure cook cheap cuts of beef and make them delicious tender! You can create many recipes using stew meat that is not stewed! I love how stew meat can cook in your instant pot in a matter of minutes, while it takes much longer when you cook a whole roast. You can use stew meat for any meat recipe to cut meat and brown. I have readers asking questions about what to do with stew meat other than stew. I’ve compiled a list of crowd-pleasing 30-minute dinners that will taste amazing!

What cut of meat is Stew Meat?

Braised meat is beef made from inexpensive cuts of meat that have hard connective tissue, i.e. baboon or round. When you pressure cook the meat of the stew in your Instant Pot, the connective tissue breaks down and melts in your tender mouth.

What can I do using Stew Meat Besides Stew?

You can use stew meat for any recipe that calls for cutting beef. When stew meat is cooked in its Instant Pot, it is tender enough to be applied to recipes that would require shredded meat or ground beef.

What are some tips for cooking stew meat in your Instant Pot?

  1. When you buy stew meat in the store, it can come in fairly large pieces. I like to cut those pieces into smaller pieces before cooking them in my Instant Pot, especially if I mimic a “shredded meat” recipe with stew meat. Most of these recipes can also be made with other cuts of beef, such as chuck roast. I would be sure to chop the meat into smaller pieces when making these instant pot recipes.
  2. I like to use the stir-fry feature on my Instant Pot to brown the meat lightly before pressure cooking. Do not cook the meat thoroughly before pressure cooking, but browning improves the taste.
  3. Many of these beef stew recipes can be adapted for a slow cooker. Check out each recipe before adopting it.

How long do you cook

stew meat in your pressure cooker?

Cooking time may vary when cooking stew meat in your instant cooker. If you are cooking only stew meat, I like to cook it for 15 minutes and let the pressure release naturally if I want it to melt in your tender mouth, but if you are pressed for time, you can use a lower cooking time: 8-10 minutes and use a quick release.

Ingredients to have on hand for when you want to cook the fist with meat stew

beef broth or cubes of Yukon beef broth


golden potatoes, or reddish potatoes




for a suspension of cornstarch


paste tomato paste




Worcestershire sauce


This meat and barley soup is full of vegetables and is made with tomato paste. You’ll love a bowl of this soup on a fantastic day.

Brown Butter Beef Tips

I’ve included instructions on how to make brown butter in your Instant Pot. All this food is cooked under high pressure for a few minutes. The results are outstanding!

Bloody Mary Beef Goulash

This Bloody Mary Beef Goulash

is rich in protein, and you’ll love how meat tips taste in this instant instant pot meat stew recipe. You can also add frozen peas to this dish.

French Beef Stew

Sandwiches These meat meat sandwiches are

cooked in a 1-cup meat broth and taste delicious on a roll. The total time for this meal is less than 30 minutes.

Stew Meat gyroscopes

These stewed meat gyroscopes require only a few minutes of preparation time, but they produce great flavor.

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Meat stew Tacos

of chili and lime When you make these lime-stew tacos of meat and chili, your house will smell amazing with the pressure ventilation of your pressure cooker and the opening of the lid of the pressure cooker.

Sloppy Joes


stew These neglected meat stews are rich in flavor and even include a vegetable or two in this recipe!

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Instant Pot Maple Dijon Beef Tips

These Instant Pot Maple Dijon beef tips aren’t low in calories, but these brown chunks will satisfy everyone in the family any day of the week! You’ll want to make sure you add a tablespoon of cornstarch to thicken the sauce at the end of the pressure cooking process.

Instant Pot Pepper Steak


Hot meat ice cream is a specialty at the Iowa State Fair! Although this dish is rich in carbohydrates, it is satisfying and comforting at any time of the year.

What kind of stew meat recipes do you like to make in your Instant Pot? Did you try any of these recipes? If you did, comment below or tag me on social media! You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, Pinterest and Twitter.

Canzaciti.com Culinary specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

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