Instant Pot Beef & Barley Stew is a classic recipe with classic cooked-all-day flavors, but made in a flash in your pressure cooker. Full of flavorful beef broth, veggies, tender beef, and perfectly cooked barley. This Instant Pot stew makes a wonderful winter dinner.
1 ½lbsbeef stew meat, cut into 1 inch chunks (can be anywhere from 1-1 ½ lbs)
1cup pearl barley I use Bob's Red Mill brand
32ozbeef broth or stock
Add the oil, onions, carrots, celery, and garlic to the Instant Pot on saute mode. Saute for 5 minutes. Turn off saute mode.Add the onion powder, garlic powder, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and beef base, stir to combine with the veggies.Add the stew meat, pearl barley, beef stock, and water.
Close the Instant Pot and set to meat/stew mode (or manual/pressure mode), high pressure, for 25 minutes.Do a quick release. Stir in the tomato paste.Serve!