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Instant Pot Beef Stew Filipino / Spanish Inspired Recipe

This is a Filipino inspired version of beef stew. It goes well with rice and takes only 35 minutes to cook for flavorful tender beef.
Course dinner
Cuisine Asian, filipino
Keyword beef stew, instant pot asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1-2 lb chuck roast cubed like stew
  • 1 can tomato sauce 15 oz
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ c. Frozen peas optional
  • 1-2 potatoes cubed (cut largely otherwise they’ll turn to mush), peeled or unpeeld
  • 3-4 whole carrots cut slanted medium thickness
  • 2 tbs Oil
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 1-2 bell pepper red green yellow


  • On sauté mode add oil and minced garlic
  • Add meat and sprinkle salt and pepper, cook until nicely browned
  • Add carrots, potatoes, peas and peppers.
  • Add soy sauce, then tomato sauce and sugar.
  • Cook on high pressure 30 minutes
  • Serve with rice


Notes: Buy beef that is marbleized. It will create a more tender beef stew. Don't chop your vegetables too small or they will get overcooked and blend into the sauce.