This is not a traditional lamb stew but a simple instant pot Guinness beef stew. It throws an ode to the famous Irish beer with a yummy stew that we do not claim to be authentic. This stew is just fun to make for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day.
I love the flavors of the beef and bacon in this stew. The best way to serve this is topped over mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes can also be made in the instant pot. I have two pots so I make stew in one and the potatoes in another.
No Burn Error:
In order to not get a burn error when making this stew. Be sure to deglaze after cooking the bacon. I do this by adding some beef broth to the pot and use a wooded spoon to scrap all the bits from the bottom.
If you like to watch step by step then check out the video below. It will show you the steps on how to make instant pot Guinness beef stew. This really is a fun recipe to make for St. Patrick’s Day.
This is a good stew to make on a cold winter night. Some stews are simple but this one is a little more complex. It layers on the flavors for the beer, the bacon, and the herbs. I make sure to use fresh herbs so they come through better.
Baby Carrots or Chopped Carrots
I use baby carrots for the ease and I notice they hold up well being put in for the longer cook times to match the meat. If you do use chopped carrots I suggest using them from a whole carrot. Peel and cut into quarters.
I just love making soups and stews in the instant pot especially this one that is gluten free. Below is a few more soups and stews to try with your instant pot. Instant pot recipes are so simple and make cooking that much easier.