Low Calorie Beef Stew in an Instant Pot

Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

This Low Calorie Beef Stew in an Instant Pot Recipe is just 172 calories per cup, and you can make it faster than ever thanks to my time “hack”! I have made this easy beef stew recipe for years, and I found that I can’t tell the difference in the flavor or texture when I skip browning the meat. You save almost 30 minutes just by skipping this step.

Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound lean beef stew meat 
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 1 pound potatoes 
  • 4 carrots 
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms
  • 4 celery stalks 
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 4 sage leaves
  • 1 cup red wine (or more beef broth)
  • Metric Measurements below

Low Calorie Beef Stew in an Instant Pot

Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

Healthy Beef Stew Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep – Cook the stew and then allow to cool completely. Scoop single servings into individual containers, or family sized servings into gallon freezer bags (or jars/containers with lids). 
Frozen Stew – Be sure any container is only filled 2/3 full as the stew will expand in the freezer. Store for up to a month in the freezer. If freezing gallon bags, lay flat to freeze to save storage room. 
Refrigerated Stew – Will hold in the refrigerator for 4 days.
Reheating – Add to a medium or large sauce pot, heat frozen for 30 minutes on low, or defrosted stew for 5-10 minutes over medium-low heat.

Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

Low Calorie Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

Low Calorie Beef Stew

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This low calorie beef stew in instant pot makes a great winter dish. But Instant Pot beef stew is also great in the summer when you don't want to turn on the oven!
We packed this beef stew with metabolism boosting ingredients. Making this a healthy dinner that you can feel good about eating.
I've found that you can skip the browning of the meat when you use an Instant Pot… I couldn't tell the difference! This means you won't have to worry about the "Burn" message, and you make beef stew faster than ever!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Natural Release: 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 172 kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 pound lean beef stew meat cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 pound potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 carrots peeled and cup in 1-inch slices
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms halved
  • 4 celery stalks cut into 1-inch slices
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 4 sage leaves minced
  • 1 cup red wine or more beef broth


  • Add all of the ingredients into the Instant pot.
  • Cover and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • Do a natural release for 10 minutes, then manually release pressure.
  • If you like a thicker sauce, sauté uncovered on medium heat for 10 minutes.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 13.6gProtein: 17.3gFat: 3.4gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 290mgPotassium: 682mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 3.5gCalcium: 26mgIron: 10mg
Keyword beef, crockpot, dinner, healthy beef stew, instant pot beef stew, low calorie beef stew, slow cooker
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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Article History:

  • Originally written and published October 20, 2121 by Audrey Johns
  • Most recent update on November 9, 2023 by Audrey Johns

7 thoughts on “Low Calorie Beef Stew in an Instant Pot”

  1. audreyleejohns

    The carbs are accurate, 1 pound of potatoes is not as many as you would think 🙂

  2. Alice Hernsndez

    5 stars
    My question is do the potatoes not add more carbs to this recipe than noted ? Love the recipe ingredients and nutrition factors .. will be making this today 👍🏼 Thx for sharing .

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