Instant Pot Venison Stew is a wonderful hearty meal for a chilly winter day. The pressure cooker makes the venison super tender. And I love the tasty chunks of vegetables swimming in rich broth, infused with flavorful herbs.
How to make Instant Pot Venison Stew
Set the Instant Pot to Sauté. When the pot is heated, add oil and the deer meat. Let it fry till browned, then stir and brown a bit more.
Sprinkle flour over the meat, and stir till pieces are coated.
Next, add beef broth (can also use Venison broth), vegetables, spices and herbs. Lock lid into place and set manual pressure to 30 minutes.
When the time is up, let the pressure come down naturally.
What meat to use for venison stew
I like to use a roast – cut into 1 inch cubes. You can really use almost any cut, because it will be tenderized in the instant pot. You can also use loin, or even neck roast.
I like to serve soft dinner rolls or Green Chile & Cheese cornbread with this tasty instant pot stew. Store leftovers in the fridge up to 5 days.
Instant Pot Venison Stew
- 2 lbs venison stew meat
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 5 cups beef broth (or 38 oz)
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 6 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
- 1 onion diced
- 4 carrots peeled and cubed
- 6 cloves garlic diced
- 2 stalks celery diced
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon rosemary
- Set the instant pot to Sauté. Add oil and meat, brown meat for 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle flour over meat and stir.
- Add beef broth, spices, herbs, and vegetables. Lock the lid into place and set the manual pressure to 30 minutes.
- When time is up, let the pressure release naturally.
You might also enjoy these Wild Game recipes:
Elk Burger Recipe
Venison Skillet Chili
Venison Mississippi Roast
I hope you enjoy this Instant Pot Venison Stew soon! Please leave a review and let me know how you liked it!
Made it today . Turned out wonderful !
Kay Schrock says
That makes me happy! Thank you for sharing!
Dan Isaac says
Followed recipe to the letter ; absolutely tasteless?
Do you have Covid?
can I use frozen venison? what’s the additional time to cook?
Kay Schrock says
You absolutely can use frozen. However, I don’t know for sure how much time it will add. I would start with an extra 10 minutes pressure time.
CJ Findley says
Ok tried it and it was amazing! A few differences: I used scrap venison that was frozen so I PCed it for 6 minutes with a cup of water first. Also I halved the recipe so I PCed at 25 minutes and I probably could have taken a few minutes off bc the potatoes were very soft but the venison fell apart it was so tender.