Instant Pot Leftover Beef Stew

Because my family hates the “L” word, so I have to disguise meals…

(Inside: My kids and husband all eat like birds, dammit. And they hate leftovers. So, I came up with this rockin’ recipe for Instant Pot Leftover Beef Stew. For when I have beef on the brain and they are none the wiser.)

Braaaaaains…braaaaaiiiiins…that’s what I feel like I need when I cook in the instant pot. Because every time, I end up cooking for an army. And I got no army to feed.

And only someone with brains would remember that I don’t need to cook 80 lbs of roast every time I make Philly Cheesesteaks.

I needs brains, yo.

Only someone with brains would remember that I don't need to cook 80 lbs of roast every time I make Philly Cheesesteaks. Click To Tweet

Good thing my Instant Pot Leftover Beef Stew knows what to do with all that extra beefy goodness from all that roast I made last week. (Who knew a family of 4 wouldn’t eat 67 lbs of roast?!)

Let’s run through a scenario, shall we? Let’s.

Your husband is kinda snooty about leftovers. Thus your children are super-snooty about the dreaded “L” word.

So, you have to come up with clever ways to disguise your “L” word meals.

Because My-Little-Pony-forbid that we eat Pot Roast two nights in a row!

But if we do a little dance, make a little love, and get down with some Instant Pot Leftover Beef Stew…no one is the wiser.


Ok. Evil laugh over.

I’m ready to get my Instant Pot Leftover Beef Stew in the pot, dude. Because it’s time. It’s time.

So, let’s get this over with and just pin my recipe for Instant Pot Leftover Beef Stew–you know you want to. That way you remember where it is when you have beef on the brain.

Leftover Beef Stew

Instant Pot Leftover Beef Stew

Leftover Beef Soup

Leftover Beef Soup

Yield: 20

This recipe is perfect for leftover roast, Philly Cheese Steak and Swiss steak. You got too much meat? This pot recipe's for you.


  • Leftover roast, Philly cheese steak, Swiss steak or any beef entrees
  • 1 bag of baby carrots or 2 large carrots cut into chunks
  • ¼ lb. cut green beans or 1 can green beans
  • 1 medium onion quartered
  • 2 large potatoes cut into large chunks
  • 1 large stalk of celery sliced
  • 2 cups water


  1. Place leftover and all ingredients in pot. Set to stew.
  2. Natural release
Nutrition Information
Yield 20 Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 122Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 15mgSodium 95mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 7g

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Written by Chantal

Dude. I'm down for the Instant Pot Party like nobody's business. I love and live food. And I do it all under pressure here. You can also see me over at where I adventure with my kids!

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