Instant Pot Beef Stew with Dumplings

This recipe is a new favorite. In the instant pot it takes a stew that needs to cook all day, into a 40 minute meal. And it makes enough to feed my family for 2 meals. Its a cheap and wholesome winter comfort food. I make it in my 8qt instant pot.


  • 2 pounds of cubed bite size pieces of beef or pork
  • 8 medium sized potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 6 medium sized carrots cut into bite sized chunks
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2tsp garlic powder
  • 2tbsp onion powder
  • 1tsp celery salt
  • 2tbsp parsley flakes
  • 3 beef bullion cubes
  • 4 + 1 cups water
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

Dumplings ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup water 


  1. In instant pot put meat, and cubed veggies.
  2. Add frozen veggies,  diced tomatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, and celery salt.
  3. Dissolve beef bullion cubes in 4 cups of boiling water
  4. Pour beef bullion into pot.
  5. Turn instant pot on the meat setting for 25 minutes.
  6. While stew is cooking, in a bowl stir 1 cup water and corn starch. place aside.
  7. In a seperate large bowl we will make dumpling mixture. Add dry ingredients to bowl and mix.
  8. Add melted butter.
  9. Slowly add water while mixing. Mixture should be sticky.
  10. When stew is done cooking let out steam and add cornstarch and water mixture and mix stew. 
  11. On top of the stew plop dumpling mixture with a tablespoon use all mixture in tables spoon size pieces.
  12. Turn instant pot back on the meat setting for 5 more minutes.
  13. Release steam and serve.

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