I find it so frustrating with instant pot recipes I come across where they have so many steps I could have just used a pot on the stove. Don’t get me wrong I love my instant pot, but sometimes I just want a dump and go meal. This one is that meal and I loved it so much. The consommé gives it a nice rich flavor, the only adjustment it needed was a little red pepper flakes. I added in some mushrooms on top too which we loved.

The Easiest Instant Pot Beef and Noodles
(Adapted from Accidental Happy Baker)

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1 to 1 1/2 pound package of precut stew beef
4 tablespoons butter
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp black pepper
2 tsp browning sauce
1 (10.5 ounce) can beef consommé
1 quart (32 ounces) beef broth
1 (24 ounce) bag frozen noodles *

Place the stew beef in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Then put in the butter.

Add the garlic powder, salt, onion powder, black pepper, and browning sauce.

Add the frozen noodles to the Instant Pot. Pour the consommé and broth over the noodles and beef.

Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the valve to seal. Cook on manual high heat for 28 minutes. When the timer goes off, do a quick steam release. Give the beef and noodles a generous stir and serve!

  • No substitutions on the noodles. Frozen noodles must be used for this to turn out correctly.

The amount of liquid after cooking depends a lot on the fat content of your stew beef. If your beef and noodles is too liquidy, you can make a slurry with cornstarch and water to thicken it up. They will thicken up some on their own as the beef and noodles cools to eating temperature.

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