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This Instant Pot Irish stew has tender beef, potatoes, carrots, and a delicious traditional Guinness sauce. You will love this simple stew recipe! It's perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any occasion where you want a comforting beef stew recipe. The electric pressure cooker makes this authentic recipe so easy to make. 

Instant Pot Irish Stew

This Instant Pot Irish stew has a rich and hearty Guinness sauce, melt-in-your-mouth meat, and tender carrots and potatoes. This tasty beef stew has that slow-cooked taste with a fraction of the time and effort!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Instant Pot Irish stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Inactive time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 pounds beef stewing cubes
  • Flour for dredging
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 pound potatoes (I used Yukon Gold) diced
  • 2 large carrots chopped or sliced
  • 3 sticks celery chopped
  • 1 (11 fluid ounce) bottle Guinness beer
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Sprinkle your beef with salt & pepper and dredge each piece in flour. 
  • Heat the oil in your Instant Pot on the "sauté" function. When hot, add the beef. I do 2 batches and brown each batch for about 5 minutes total (I use tongs to ensure all sides of the beef get browned). You may need to add more oil in the second batch.
  • Once the second batch of beef has browned, take it out of the Instant Pot. Add the onions in and sauté them for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add the Guinness, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder to the Instant Pot. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up any brown bits into the sauce.
  • Add the meat back in, along with the potatoes, celery, and carrots. Close the lid and make sure the valve is on "sealing". Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes. 
  • You can let the pressure naturally release once the countdown has finished, but you can also do a quick release if you're in a hurry (I did). 
  • Season stew with extra salt & pepper if needed. Serve immediately. It also freezes well and makes great leftovers too.