Instant Pot Guinness Beef Stew

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 9 reviews

Beef Holiday Food Instant Pot Recipes Recipes St. Patrick's Day

Cook time Cook time: 1 hour

Instant Pot Guinness Beef Stew takes only a few minutes to make, saving you hours of preparation! It is a hearty warm dish perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

When it is crunch time, using the IP will save your day! I like using it in recipes like this in which you will need hours to enjoy your perfectly warm entree. The IP is so versatile that it can help you prepare desserts, too, like Creme Brulee, Baked Apples, and Chocolate Muffins!

Pressure Cooker Guinness Beef Stew

Instant Pot Guinness Beef Stew has the intense flavor that the stovetop and slow cooker versions have but without the hours put in. It does taste like a lot of effort have been put in it, but with this recipe, you do not have to!

Feast on this comforting dish that has everything you need! It has protein-rich meat chunks and fiber-rich vegetables drowning in a flavorful and thick base made with beer and broth.

The Guinness beer is the star of this stew. It has an intense flavor brought by the roasted barley in it. It is not just bitter, but it has the characteristic sweetness that is not present in other kinds of beer.

So, if you want to impress your guests, then, follow this recipe!

How to make Instant Pot Guinness Beef Stew

  • Brown: Use the SAUTE function of the IP for this. Toss the meat chunks in flour, salt, and pepper, then, brown in oil. Do not place each piece too close to each other. Sear each side and do this in batches, setting aside each batch on a plate covered with foil.
  • Deglaze: Get the flavors from the drippings by putting half of the broth and scraping off the bottom. Once done, melt in the butter and cook the aromatics. Add in the rest of the ingredients including the browned meat except the vegetables.
  • Pressure-cook: Seal the IP and set it to cook at high pressure for about 30 minutes. Then, do a quick release and add in the vegetables. Set it again at MANUAL for 7 minutes.
  • Thicken: At this point, you may release the pressure again and use the SAUTE function to allow the stew to simmer. Then, stir in a slurry of cornstarch and water.
  • Serve: Adjust the taste if you want, garnish, then, serve warm.

Can I use beer in the Instant Pot or Pressure cooker?

Yes! While it may be unsafe to use liquor in the IP, beer, which has a relatively low concentration of alcohol, is safe to be used in IP recipes. It is diluted in the broth anyway.

If you heat alcohol, there is a tendency for the IP to produce vapors from the evaporating liquor which poses safety hazards in the kitchen.

So, if you have recipes calling for use of liquors, reevaluate and using the stovetop version could very well be the safer route.

What kind of Guinness do you use for stew?

You may use any of the Guinness beers, draught or extra stout. But it is highly recommended that you use the Extra Stout one. It is richer because of the roasted barley with a hint of sweetness, almost like a hint of molasses.

How to Store:

  • Refrigerate: You may refrigerate this dish for up to 4 days. Put portions in airtight containers.
  • Freeze: You may also put it in freezer bags and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw before reheating on the stove. You may leave out the vegetables that could turn mushy when thawed.

Recipe Tips:

  • Chuck roast or shoulder is the recommended beef cut for this. Or, swap it with lamb.
  • If you do not have Guinness or dislike its taste, you may want to use any stout beer that you have.
  • Serve it with mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, or white rice.
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5 from 9 reviews

Instant Pot Guinness Beef Stew

Instant Pot Guinness Beef Stew takes only a few minutes to make, saving you hours of preparation! It is a hearty warm dish perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hr 30 mins







Nutrition information

Calories: 455 Carbohydrates: 28 Protein: 38 Fat: 17 Saturated Fat: 4 Cholesterol: 94 Sodium: 1305 Potassium: 1128 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 4 Vitamin A: 3732 Vitamin C: 10 Calcium: 81 Iron: 5
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robin rue

That sounds like a delicious hearty meal idea. I am sure my fmaily will love it.


Give it a try!



I've never had Guinness Beef Stew. This recipe looks really yummy. Looking forward to making it for my next gathering.


Amber Myers

Oh yum, this looks incredible! I love stews like this when it's cold out. I need to start using my Instant Pot more.



Hard to believe but I don't have an instant pot and rarely use my crockpot. This is a great way to cook stew and save so much time. This meal has all you need on a cold night.


Lisa Martin

This looks so yummy! My husband would love it. I'm putting it on the menu for St. Patricks Day for sure!



Nothing is more comforting than beef stew. I have never tried making it with Guinness but it sounds like it adds so much more flavor and richness.



This stew looks amazing. Beef stew is one of my favorites too. It's been so long since I've had it though. I'm going to have to give this a try real soon.



This looks amazing! The perfect thing to make my husband for his St. Patrick's Day birthday.



I was thinking about preparing beef stew and I haven't tried preparing one with beer before so I'm going to try your recipe. Just saved it!


Ruth I

What a delicious dish! It will be ahit in our family for sure. A special recipe!


Wendy Polisi

Now that is how you make a beef stew. It is hearty and full of some awesome ingredients.


Kita Bryant

I would really love to try this stew. I have always enjoyed making these; the instant pot does it again!


Lizzie Lau

I love dark beer so I'm sure I'll enjoy this Guinness Beef Stew. I've always found that a small amount of beer or wine in recipes adds a richness and depth of flavor. The odd time that a bottle of wine doesn't get finished around here I freeze the remainder in ice cube trays.



That looks incredible! My family loves stew. I love all the ingredients you put on this.



This sounds like such a hearty recipe, and perfect for our wintertime weather.


Rose Ann Sales

Sounds like a great stew.. I've been cravong for something healthy. This sounds like a perfect one.


Andrea Williams

This was delicious, and I was able to use it easily with my Ninja Foodi! Husband went back for seconds, and kids ate their veggies :) Thanks! This will be in our regular rotation!


Kevin Donovan

Made it tonight. Best stew I've ever had!


thank you! Happy you enjoyed it!


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