Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

  • Author: Jenne Kopalek
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x


Savory tender beef in a gravy sauce with peas and carrots topped over mashed potatoes.



For Beef Stew

  • 2 lbs stew beef meat; diced small
  • 1 1/2 cups white onion; about one whole onion diced
  • 2 packages brown gravy mix
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots; may add more if you like
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For Mashed Potatoes:

  • 8 red potatoes; diced
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk; more if needed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • water


For Beef Stew:

  1. Set instant pot to saute mode. Add in olive oil. Add in beef and onions. Saute until beef is browned. Turn off saute mode. Set to high pressure for 20 minutes. Once the instant pot has stopped counting quick release the pressure.
  2. Remove lid on the instant pot and add in peas and carrots.  Set to saute mode.
  3. Add in one package of gravy and mix well. The pour in water and second package of gravy mix. Cook until it comes to a boil and thickens. Once it’s thick turn off saute mode. Set to keep warm. Stir in pepper.

For Mashed Potatoes:

  1. Peel the potatoes. Diced them into small pieces and place in the instant pot. Cover with water.
  2. Set to high pressure for 15 minutes. Once the instant pot stops counting release pressure.
  3. Strain potatoes and add to a bowl. Blend in butter, milk, and salt until the potatoes are creamy and have no lumps.


Lamb can be cooked the same time as the beef if you plan to replace it.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Irish

Keywords: Irish Beef Stew, Instant Pot

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