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Best Ever Dump and Go Beef Stew in Your Instant Pot! Dump it in, walk away and dinner's done!

Best Ever Dump and Go Beef Stew

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, Instant Pot, stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons small tapioca pearls
  • 1 small 5.5 ounce can V8 - spicy or regular
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat - not teeny tiny in size
  • 1 pound carrots, chunked big
  • 3 medium potatoes, chunked big
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • splash soy sauce
  • splash Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • glug red wine, optional
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Place your tapioca pearls and V8 in the pot. Throw everything else in there and stir REALLY WELL. You don't want those pearls just sitting on the bottom of the pot - you could get a burn notice. Plus, you want all of the spices and tomato paste all smushed around on everything, so stir that baby up!

  2. Pressure on high for 32 minutes. Let the pressure come down naturally for 5 minutes. Release any remaining pressure. Carefully open the lid and stir it about. Serve with hot crusty bread and enjoy!