Pressure Cooker Beef Stew (Instant Pot)
Dredge stewing beef chunks in flour and brown in oil. Add the onion, tomato juice, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir and pressure cook for 15 minutes.
Add potatoes, carrots, celery, ½ teaspoon salt, Worcestershire sauce, and water. Pressure cook 15 minutes.
Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
Thicker Beef Stew
If desired, thicken the sauce with a teaspoon of cornstarch dissolved in some water.
Instant Pot Recipe
Use the saute setting to brown the beef.
Use the "Soup/Stew" setting to pressure cook the beef mixture for 15 minutes.
Release the pressure and add the remaining ingredients and cook for another 15 minutes on "Soup/Stew" setting.
Low-Sodium Beef Stew
Store-bought tomato juice has a massive amount of added salt. Swap out the tomato juice in the ingredient list for no-salt diced tomatoes to drastically reduce the sodium in this recipe.