Beef Stew is probably one of the things I have been most excited about since getting an Instant Pot! It is usually something I put in the slow cooker in the morning to enjoy for dinner. Not with my Instant Pot! When making Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew, I can be ready to eat in about an hour! While beef stew is not the most complicated meal to make, I was looking for ways to make it even easier. Since it is naturally gluten free and dairy free, it is a great meal for any one looking to eliminate one or both of those items from their diet. In my allergy friendly Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew, I use baby potatoes and baby carrots so I do not even have to worry about veggie prep, but their full sized counterparts can easily be cut and used instead.
This is a meal that will please any crowd, and is naturally gluten free, dairy free, and allergy friendly. It will please any crowd, whether or not they have food allergies or sensitivities.
Now, a word on browning meats in the Instant Pot. While it can be done, and works extremely well, there is one drawback, the diameter of the Instant Pot stainless steel pot. The smaller diameter means less surface area for you to use in order to brown your meat. You may want to break out a larger frying pan to reduce the amount of time browning takes. This of course comes with a tradeoff, something else to wash! As long as you don’t mind taking a few extra minutes of browning tine, the Instant Pot will be happy to take care of it for you.