Instant Pot Irish Stew

Do you love your Instant Pot? Are you looking for new recipes to prepare with your Instant Pot? You can try this easy Instant Pot Irish Stew made with Guinness.

Make delicious Irish stew in your Instant Pot with this recipe.

If you haven’t used your Instant Pot to make beef stew, you are missing out on a great way to make delicious beef stew. In about an hour you can have beef stew that tastes like it simmered all day long. This Irish stew is made with Guinness. If you do not drink alcohol, you can add additional chicken stock, it is up to you.

This recipe is made with a 3-pound chuck roast, I love using chuck roast, it is marbled well, and is perfect to cook in your Instant Pot. I also like to use chicken stock for this recipe. The use of chicken stock is intentional on my part. I like the flavor of the chicken stock, if you make your own stock from scratch, it will taste even better. Also in this recipe is carrots, onions, garlic, Guinness Stout, and a few bay leaves.

You can prepare delicious Irish Stew in your Instant Pot with this delicious recipe.

Normally I like to brown my beef before making the stew. For this recipe, you can use the saute feature of your Instant Pot, or you may want to brown the meat in a large skillet. I prefer the large skillet, as when trying to saute 3 pounds of beef, so much liquid is released that I feel the meat can almost steam in the pot if you chose to do it this way. You can choose to saute the beef if you like.

For my cooking technique, be sure to cut your meat into 1-inch cubes. I use two cooking cycles. The first time though I cook the meat for 25 minutes on a manual setting, then I perform a quick release. In the second cycle, I cook the vegetables in the stew for 4 minutes. I like the break up the cooking cycle, I feel like if you cook the vegetables for longer than the 4 minutes, they may get soft. I like to add a few of the vegetables during the cooking cycle for flavor. I feel like they get a little mushy if you cook them the whole time.

When the soup is done I will evaluate the thickness of the stew. If you like your stew thicker you may want to thicken it a bit with a cornstarch slurry.

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Make delicious Irish Stew in your Instant Pot. This stew is so easy to make, and the beef is so tender.
Make delicious Irish stew in your Instant Pot with this recipe.

Instant Pot Irish Stew

You can make a great bowl of Irish Stew. 
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Instant Pot Recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 471kcal


  • 1/4 pound bacon (about 4 to 5 slices)
  • 3 pounds chuck roast cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons All Purpose flour
  • 1 pint Guinness Stout
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 cups white onions (divided use)
  • 2 cups sliced carrots (divided use)
  • 3 teaspoons garlic chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups chopped russet potatoes


  • Saute bacon in a large skillet over medium heat or use the Instant Pot saute function. Season beef with a bit of salt (the bacon is fairly salty), and black pepper. Saute beef until just browned, the beef will not be fully cooked at this point. 
  • If you are using the Instant Pot to saute, you will need to saute the meat in batches. As you brown the meat place it into a shallow dish. Once all meat is browned sprinkle it with the flour, and stir to coat the beef. Deglaze the pan with some of the Guinness. Scrape the pan to pull up the browned bits. Place the liquid into the Instant Pot. Add flour coated beef to the Instant Pot. Add the remaining stout, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, 1/4 of the chopped onions, bay leaves, and 1/4 of the chopped carrots to the Instant Pot. 
  • Cook for 25 minutes on the manual setting. Perform a quick release when the 25 is done. Add all remaining vegetables and garlic to the pot and then cook on the manual setting for 4 minutes. Perform a quick release when the soup is done. If you are happy with the thickness of the soup, serve immediately. If not add a mixture of 2 tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of water and stir into the hot stew. Remove bay leaves before serving. If the amount of fat of in stew concerns you, cool the soup in the refrigerator and remove the fat layer once the soup has cooled.


Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1225mg | Potassium: 1176mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5370IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 6.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Mary Shanks

    My stew turned out great! Thanks for the recipe! I added a bit of soy sauce for that umami flavor and it was wonderful.

  2. Jennifer G

    I was super disappointed because my recipe turned out more like a soup than even somewhat close to a stew. After the first steam quick release, liquid started spitting out. I’m a little surprised at why there is so much liquid in this recipe. Did I do something wrong?

    • Stephanie

      I am so sorry you were disappointed. So let’s break this down. Sometimes when you release an Instant Pot it can spew a little liquid. It’s normal. So what you can do here, is to do a controlled quick release. This is where you let a little steam out at a time. You may also want to cover the release valve with a paper towel. You could also just wait a few minutes, and then go back and do the release.

      So for the stew being having too much liquid, you can turn the pot on to saute, or even put the stew into a pot on the stove, if you want to fix the leftovers. Mix equal amounts of soften butter and flour. Drop this by 1/2 teaspoonfuls into the hot mixture, and stir until you get the consistency you want.

      • Ron

        Hi, I use the IP Duo 6qt. I believe that the recipe has too much liquid. You’re instructions have 1/2 gallon of chicken stock and a lot of beer. My stew was like was like soup as well. I used 1.5 qt of stock because it was filled to the max line (too much).

      • Gene Gordon

        Instant Pot is designed by Canadians specifically for North American consumers. It is made in China by the No.1 electric pressure cooker manufacturer who has produced and sold over 30 million units for household use worldwide. Amazon is a good source.

  3. Carol Gibbons

    where are Instant Pots available? I have never seen one?

    I answered all questions with an asterisk but do not have a web site.


  4. Carol Gibbons

    What is an Instant Pot? I am over age 70 and have lived on both coasts and in the middle, but no Instant Pots ever came into my life? If I buy one, how much would be a typical cost.

    • Jody

      Different Models of the Instant Pot

      There are two models that are sold. One is the 6 in 1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, and the more advanced model is the 7 in 1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker. Both versions do the following: Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Saute/Browning, and Steamer & Warmer. The 7 in 1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker also makes Yogurt. There are three different sizes available, there is a 5 quart, 6 quart, and an 8 quart. I personally use the 6 the quart only. They also sell a blue tooth/wifi enabled model as well. For me it’s a good size, I can do a decent sized roast in there, or even cook a corned beef. If you have a super large family you may want to consider the 8 quart model.

      Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W

      Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart 1000-Watt

      Instant Pot IP-Smart Bluetooth-Enabled Multifunctional Pressure Cooker, Stainless Steel

      • Cam

        I use the IP-LUX60 7 in 1 and love it. I have a generic one also but, it stays in the cabinet most of the time. I prefer my IP (Instant Pot). There are several web sites that explain how to use them, gives tips and recipes and also sites on Facebook.
        The “Instant” in the name can be a bit misleading because you do have to allow a few minutes to build up pressure and then to let it either NPR (naturally release pressure) or QR (quick release). But the food cooked in it is very delicious and easy to do. Also, they will go into “keep warm” mode after the cooking time is over and hold for several hours.
        Amazon has the one I use for $99 at this time. And that is a good price.

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