This INSTANT POT 5 SPICE BEEF STEW is topping my list of favorite Winter soups this year. So comforting, easy, and unique! It’s made in minutes in the pressure cooker and sure to please the entire family. So much flavor and so little effort. My kind of recipe.
Raise your hand if you’re absolutely fall on your face OBSESSED with your Instant Pot! Every time I use it I pretty much swear its going to be the only kitchen tool I ever use again. I mean I know we have crazy technology left and right but I’m just honestly in awe of how fast the pressure cooker works.
Of all the cool stuff in our world right now, I know its not that ground breaking…but it sure is cool. I mean we cooked a Thanksgiving Turkey breast in ONE HOUR!? Mind blowing. I have so many recipes that I want to learn how to cook in an instant pot, but this 5 Spice Beef Stew was high on my list. I love a comforting soup or stew for Winter, and this one is top notch. Unique, flavorful, EASY, and oh so delicious. Cold weather has nothing on us when we are eating this for dinner!
Regular Beef Stew (or Guiness Beef Stew if you’re a beer drinker) is awesome on its own, but I happen to just love this 5 Spice version. I googled 5 Spice because…if you’re like me you aren’t sure of its origin…and found out it’s a spice blend that’s frequently used in Chinese or Asian cooking and even sometimes used in cocktails! I lovvvve the flavor and I think it’s perfect in this stew. Adds just enough difference to really make it stand out. You can buy the blend in any grocery store spice aisle.
We loaded this 5 Spice Beef Stew with tons of healthy veggies like carrots, potatoes, turnips, parsnips, and onion. If you like peas, you can throw those in as well. My father HATES peas so if my Mom is helping in the kitchen, they’re usually the first to go. :) Pat hates onions but I could care less. He’s just flat out wrong when it comes to onions!
If you haven’t tried out an Instant Pot yet…what are you waiting for! OBSESSED! I have linked my favorite sizes and styles below in the shop this post section. If you’re looking for other IP recipes, be sure to check out our Pressure Cooker Honey Baked Ham and Apple Pie Oatmeal (8 minutes to the best breakfast ever!).
This INSTANT POT 5 SPICE BEEF STEW is topping my list of favorite Winter soups this year. So comforting, easy, and unique! It's made in minutes in the pressure cooker and sure to please the entire family. So much flavor and so little effort. My kind of recipe.
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- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil or 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 pounds beef stew meat
- 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Chinese Five Spice seasoning
- 1 medium sweet yellow onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup tomato paste
- 32 ounces low-sodium beef broth
- 3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
- 1 cup diced celery
- 1 cup scrubbed and diced carrots
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 2 parsnips, peeled and diced
- 2 turnips, peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
- Sprinkle the stew meat with salt, pepper and Five-spice seasoning.
- Set the Instant Pot to sauté. After 1 minute, add the olive oil and sesame oil. Place half of the stew meat in the pot and cook it until meat has seared on both sides. Transfer the meat to a plate and repeat with the remaining stew meat. Set aside.
- If needed, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the Instant Pot. Add the onion and sauté until onion is translucent. Add the minced garlic and stir.
- Add the tomato paste, stir and cook for 1 minute.
- Pour in the beef broth and scrape the bottom of the pot to loosen the brown bits.
- Add Hoisin sauce and the seared beef. Mix well.
- Add celery, carrots, sweet potato, parsnip and turnips.
- Close the lid on the Instant Pot and be sure the steam valve is closed.
- Set the manual button to 25 minutes of high pressure and allow the pressure to release naturally.
- When pressure has released, remove the lid and taste the stew. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
- This is delicious served on a bed of white rice and with a side of roasted broccoli.
- *Note: If stew needs thickening, mix 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons cold water and add it to the stew. Stir to thicken.