Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

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When the Irish come to mind the first thing I think of is pretty scenery and everything potato. However, that’s not just what the Irish are about. The Irish have wonderful cuisine it just depends on what you try. This Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew is simple and savory meal. Additionally the lamb can be supplemented for the stew beef.

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

With the instant pot this beef stew the recipe renders down fast making it an easy Irish beef stew recipe. We made mashed potatoes to serve with the stew. We just used a package of mix so you don’t have to be a gravy expert.

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

Although, if you would like to learn how to do the gravy from scratch just let me know in the comments. Using frozen peas and carrots makes this beef stew easy to make with less ingredients. Therefore, the recipe is budget friendly.

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

The Mashed Potatoes:

Mashed potatoes can be cooked on the stove while the stew is cooking. Additionally the potatoes can cook in the instant pot. If you are a lucky person who has two instant pots one for main dishes and another for side dishes you can do these to recipes side by side.

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

Did I mention my husband makes the best mashed potatoes on planet earth. I seriously eat them like people eat whipped cream. Instant Pot Duo – 6 Quart  is the size of our pot that we make Instant Pot Beef Stew in.When it comes to beef stew it’s this ultimate comfort food.

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

Just love to cuddle up with a bowl of stew and binge watch Vikings or The Last Kingdom on Netflix. The recipe makes enough for 6 people or 2 people who want to eat on it twice at least with large bowls of it.

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

This will be the recipe I through together on St. Patrick’s Day along with some Irish soda bread. If you don’t want to get pinched don’t forget a green shirt. Really hope you enjoy this comfort food recipe as much as we do!

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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 sauté mode. Add in olive oil. Add in beef and onions. Sauté until beef is browned. The beef and onions will create enough liquid to come to pressure. If you have a sensitive instant pot then add 1/2 cup beef broth or water. Turn off sauté 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 sauté 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 sauté 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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 827Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 1300mgCarbohydrates: 94gFiber: 9gSugar: 10gProtein: 67g

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  1. Ooo that looks super delicious right now! I love mashed potatoes. Like you said, chilling with this bowl of stew while watching netflix… that’s a yes for me.