1. 5 stars
    Just made this! My husband said it was the best beef stew or stew-like dish he has ever had! Definitely a keeper. I added 2 cons-mate tomato cubes to the pot. So delish!!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this for supper tonite. (Added some celery and mushrooms that were kicking around in the fridge). The family LOVED it – there were NO leftovers! Dumplings were excellent. Thanks for the great recipe.

  3. I want to make stews & dumplings. I,m not sure how to cook the dumplings – after the stew is done can I add more liiquid, thicken it for more gravey & add my dumplings when the gravy comes to a simmer & just cover the pot woth tin foil for the required time (my recipe). My dumplings didn,t come out well when I tried them in my old pressure cooker. Does the pot get hot enough to get the gravy simmering so I can drop the dumplings on top,cover with foil & cook for 12 min?

    1. Hi Cleone,

      Thank you for your comment.

      We added our dumplings after the instant pot had cooked our stew for 45 minutes. Then we added the dumplings and put the instant pot on for a further 15 minutes and the dumplings turned out ok for us. I hope this helps.

      Kind Regards


  4. Hi, is this recipe using the pressure king pro? I’ve never cooked a stew in there and I’m thinking this would be the perfect recipe, however I’m conscious on timing.


    1. Hi Jess,

      No its using the instant pot, but both electric pressure cookers are very similar so you shouldn’t have any problems.

      Kind regards


  5. 5 stars
    I really enjoyed this recipe and am still amused I haven’t purchased an instant pot earlier. I made some changes but only due to personal preference on the taste/texture I was looking for. I added some 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp of sugar and increased the parsley to 2-3 T to the dumplings and then garlic, worchestershire, mushrooms, celery and a bit more water but then also did a corn starch slurry to thicken it. I also added the veggies about 20 min in only because I like them a little more firm. I also decreased the dumpling cooking time to 10 min as I like them alittle more fluffy than dense.

  6. Hi, I’d like to know how many dumplings should it get rolled into please. I plan on making it for 4 serves…

  7. I was wondering if you can use leftover roast beef for this recipe? But my veggies are raw. How long would I cook them for and then would I add the meat? Also you had said to cook the dumplings for 0 minutes. But I saw other comments stating 10 minutes or more.

    1. Hi Sharon,

      You could use leftover beef but cook the vegetables first. Depending on the type of vegetables, if potatoes and carrots 5-10 minutes depending on how you like them, but if they are cauliflower, broccoli 0-2 minutes depending on the size of the florets. When the vegetables are cooked add your gravy or how ever you make it and then mix in the meat, put back on with the dumplings on top for 0 minutes and everything should come out fine. The dumplings cooking time depends on the size of the dumplings, ours in the picture are small so the time to cook is not alot and the Instant Pot cooks things really quick 🙂

    1. Hi Charlie,

      Yes it is 3 tablespoons because we have found when cooking with the instant Pot the flavours get diluted so much so we always add extra seasoning and we found these amounts make the stew taste great, but you can always change the amounts 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    Hi, I cooked my stew in the instant pot yesterday but want to eat it today with freshly made dumplings, could you tell me the best way to reheat the stew first, should I do it on the oven in another saucepan then add the dumplings, I can’t find any other instructions 🤔

    1. Hi Chris,

      The general rule for re-heating stew in the instant pot is 0 minutes the cook time for dumplings is also 0 minutes, so i would recommend stirring your stew, making sure your stew has enough liquid to get to pressure and the follow our instructions from the point of adding in the dumplings which is instruction number 7 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    Well, I’ll be trying your method of adding the dumplings after the stew is done. The last time I tried they were basically mush. Still tasted good but looked like a loaf of bread thrown on top.
    I usually use frozen stew meat, add the water and a beef stew packet (McCommick) and cook the meat first. I have yet to brown anything. once the meat is done I add the veggies. The meat is really tender by then but I like it no matter what. My wife just like the added flavor.
    Thanks for sharing, Greatly appreciate it from Upstate NY!

  10. 5 stars
    Used instant pot for first time. Went right by recipe and my husband and I made delicious pot of stew and dumplings! Thank you- so easy!

  11. Hi MrsJ80,

    Yes all of our pressure cooker recipes are cooked at high pressure. If it is at low pressure we always put that in the recipe instructions 🙂

    1. Hi Rita,

      Basically 0 minutes means when you set the time set it to 0 so when you press cook it will come to pressure but as soon as it has hit pressure it clicks of and finishes, so really the coming to pressure cooks the food inside at that time 🙂

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