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Instant Pot Keto Beef Stew

The Best (No Hassle) Keto Instant Pot Beef Stew

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2 tbsp tomato paste

1 ½ cups beef broth

½ cup dry red wine (optional) 

2 tbsp olive oil 

1 ¼ pound trimmed beef chuck roast, cubed (1 inch)

8 oz mushrooms, quartered

1 medium onion chopped

1 medium carrot, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 medium parsnip, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 ribs celery, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced 

1 large bay leaf

1 tsp dried thyme

salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a measuring cup combine the beef broth, tomato paste and red wine (if using) and set aside. 
  2. Season the beef with salt and black pepper to taste. 
  3. Press the SAUTE button on the Instant pot and let stand until screen reads “HOT”. 
  4. Add the olive oil. 
  5. Add the beef and brown on all sides. 
  6. Add the beef broth mixture and scrape the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon to loosen the brown bits.
  7. Press the CANCEL button.
  8. Add the onion, garlic, carrot, parsnip, celery, mushrooms, dried thyme and bay leaf and mix to combine. 
  9. Close and seal the Instant pot. 
  10. Turn the venting knob to SEALING.
  11. Press the PRESSURE COOK button and check to make sure the pressure level shows as “High” on the display. 
  12. Adjust the timer to 15 minutes. 
  13. When finished cooking, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release the rest of the pressure.
  14. Open the lid. 
  15. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. 
  16. Serve warm. 


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