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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

This quick and easy Instant Pot beef stroganoff recipe is made with a creamy sauce of onions, mushrooms and peas. It’s delicious over anything and is gluten-free and keto-friendly. Serve with pasta, rice, potatoes or zucchini noodles.

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe (Paleo, Gluten-free)

This Instant Pot beef Stroganoff is on rotation in our home. It’s one of the quickest beef stews to make in a pressure cooker (total cooking time of 15-17 minutes + pressure release) and it’s a real comfort dish that everyone loves.


If you haven’t made beef Stroganoff before, it’s a hearty stew of thinly sliced beef steak, onions, mushrooms and sour cream. Although its origins go back to the 19th century Russia, this recipe is cooked around the world, with variations from the kitchen to kitchen.



Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff Ingredients

Which cut of beef to use for beef Stroganoff stew?

This recipe works best with more tender cuts of beef, which require little cooking time. I used rump steaks in this recipe, which are more affordable and very juicy. Simply slice them into strips or cubes.

For a budget-friendly version, I use less meat and add more mushrooms, onions, peas and sometimes even potatoes or carrots

Thickening the beef stew: I am only using 1 cup of beef stock, which might not seem enough, but the mushrooms will release quite a bit of liquid during cooking. The sour cream will thicken the stew slightly, however, I also dissolve a tablespoon of tapioca flour or arrowroot flour right at the end, this is the brand we like. If gluten is not an issue, you can also add regular flour to thicken the stew. Cornstarch and rice flour are also okay.

Prepare boiled or mashed potatoes, rice or pasta while the beef stew is cooking. Serve with a salad or steamed greens on the side.

Dairy-free/Whole30/Paleo: Omit the cream but feel free to add a couple of tablespoons of coconut cream instead. Thicken with tapioca flour or arrowroot as per recipe. Serve over zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice and this recipe is then paleo and Whole30-friendly.

You will find the full list of ingredients and instructions in the recipe card below but here are some handy step-by-step pics and a few cooking tips.

How To Make Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe Step-By-Step



Beef Stroganoff is usually served over pasta or egg noddles but is also common with rice and potatoes. For those avoiding starchy carbs or wheat, this gorgeous stew is great over zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice or with some steamed greens on the side.

Our recipe is gluten-free but contains dairy. See modifications above for other versions. This stew freezes well, so it’s great for batch cooking and meal prep.

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe (Gluten-free)


Beef stroganoff

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe

  • Author: Instant Pot Eats
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins + pressure release
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 3 (maybe 4) 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: European


This quick and easy Instant Pot beef Stroganoff recipe is made with a creamy sauce of onions, mushrooms and peas. It’s delicious over anything and is gluten-free and keto friendly.



  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter
  • 1 large brown onion, quartered and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 lb. / 450 g beef rump steak, sliced into thin strips (cut away any hard fat)
  • 7 oz. / 200 g cremini, brown or Swiss button mushrooms (regular white button mushrooms are fine)
  • A handful of dried porcini mushrooms (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (yellow mustard is okay)
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)
  • Generous pinch of black pepper
  • 1 cup beef stock (or 1/2 beef stock cube and 1 cup water)
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca flour or arrowroot flour
  • 1/3 cup sour cream or crème fraîche
  • 1/2 cup garden fresh peas (if using frozen, defrost under hot water first)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Our side dish: 3 large potatoes, cubed and boiled till tender


  1. Press the Sauté key on the Instant Pot (it should say Normal, 30 mins). Add coconut oil and once hot, add the onion and salt and cook for 2 minutes, stirring a few times.
  2. Add the beef strips and stir together for 2 minutes, until the colour of the meat changes.
  3. Add the mushrooms, garlic, tomato paste, mustard, bay leaf and beef stock and stir through to combine. Cancel the Sauté function by pressing Keep Warm/Cancel button.
  4. Place and lock the lid, make sure the steam releasing handle is pointing to Sealing. Press Manual (High Pressure) and adjust to 10 minutes. After 3 beeps the pressure cooker will start going.
  5. Once the timer goes off, allow the pressure to release for 2-3 minutes and then use the quick release method before opening the lid.
  6. Press Sauté key again. Scoop some of the stew liquid into a small cup and dissolve the tapioca flour in it (or other starch that you’re using). Add back to the stew and stir through, which will thicken the liquid slightly. Add the sour cream/crème fraîche and peas and stir through for a minute.
  7. Finally add the parsley, stir and serve with potatoes, rice or pasta, or over some steamed vegetables.

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    Cindy Demaree
    January 3, 2018 at 9:23 am

    I have the 3 qt mini. Does the recipes have variations for the 3 qt, 6 qt and 8 qt size pots?

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      January 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      For a 3 quart, you can halve any standard recipe which uses a 6 qt. For an 8 qt., it’s probably best to just follow recipes for the 6 qt.

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    February 8, 2018 at 1:31 am

    What’s a brown onion?

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      February 8, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      A yellow onion in the US 🙂

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    August 27, 2018 at 2:24 am

    This recipe took a long time to come to pressure and then burned the bottom of my pot. There was no steam when I released, and no liquid at all to mix with tapioca. What went wrong?

    • Reply
      September 3, 2018 at 3:21 am

      Hi Lyne. The burn notice can come on unexpectedly. If you experience this with a recipe and want to give it another go, I recommend increasing liquid by 1/2-1 cup.

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    February 1, 2019 at 2:55 am

    I made this tonight and it turned out great. Only had quinoa to serve it with, which isn’t an ideal texture, but the nuttiness worked nicely.

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