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Ninja Foodi Beef Stew

If you’re craving beef stew but don’t want to spend hours making it, this recipe for beef stew in the Ninja Foodi is a lifesaver! It takes under 20 minutes to prepare and cook.

overhead shot of beef stew in a bowl

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As soon as the temperatures begin to drop, I immediately get a craving for soups and stews.

Recipes like my 4 ingredient potato soup, Instant Pot tortellini soup, and crockpot ham and cabbage stew are just a few of my favorites!

There’s just something so comforting about enjoying a hot homemade meal. I also love the savory aromas that fill my house as these types of dishes simmer…but one thing I don’t like is how long they can take.

I really don’t mind spending a lot of time in my kitchen, especially on a lazy Saturday.

But when I have a craving for stew during the week, I just don’t have hours on end to prepare and make it!

That’s where this recipe for Ninja Foodi beef stew comes in.

You’ll have to spend a bit of time peeling and chopping the vegetables, but the cooking time comes in at under 10 minutes. It usually takes me about 18 minutes in total from start to finish — thanks to my handy dandy Ninja Foodi!

This pressure cooker meets air fryer is a thing of magic. 

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • The ingredients you’ll need to make my Ninja Foodi beef stew at home, plus the best seasonings to add to the mix.
  • The exact Ninja Foodi settings to use to make your beef stew in under 20 minutes. 
  • Storage and freezing advice and answers to some other frequently asked questions.

Long gone are the days of waiting hours on end for dinner to be served. Beef stew in the Ninja Foodi is ready in a flash!

I used the Ninja Foodi 8QT Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer for this recipe. I find this to be a great size for my family of four!

ingredients to make ninja foodi beef stew

How To Make Ninja Foodi Beef Stew

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Place the beef stew meat into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with salt, pepper, celery seeds, garlic powder, and paprika. Mix to evenly coat all of the pieces.

Next, set your Ninja Foodi to Sear/Sauté and allow it to warm up for 2 minutes.

raw beef with seasonings in a bowl

STEP TWO: Pour in the olive oil, then add the beef. Sear it for 3 minutes, making sure to stir so that all sides are browned.

Pour the beef broth and soy sauce into the Ninja Foodi and mix well, using the liquid to scrape the bottom.

browning beef

STEP THREE: Add your onions, carrots, and potatoes into the pot and mix until they are coated in the beef broth. Turn the Sear/Sauté setting off, and adjust the settings to Pressure Cook.

adding vegetables to beef for beef stew

STEP FOUR: Cook on High pressure for 8 minutes with the valve closed. After the timer goes off, do a quick release. Pour your Ninja Foodi beef stew into serving bowls and enjoy!

Feel free to serve it on its own, or with a side salad and bread. You can also garnish with grated cheese and fresh herbs.

ninja foodi beef stew

How Long Does Ninja Foodi Beef Stew Last In The Fridge?

After making beef stew in the Ninja Foodi, store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep for 4-5 days.

You can reheat individual portions in the microwave for a few minutes until warmed through. Or, reheat in a saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat for about 10 minutes.

pouring gravy on beef stew

Can I Freeze Ninja Foodi Beef Stew?

Absolutely! Beef stew from the Ninja Foodi freezes wonderfully. Simply follow the cooking instructions as indicated and allow the stew to cool completely.

Place it in an airtight, freezer-safe container, then store it in the freezer. It will keep for 2-3 months.

Let it thaw in the fridge overnight and follow the reheating instructions above, or simply reheat from frozen. Keep in mind that reheating from frozen will take a bit longer.

Can You Cook Beef in a Ninja Foodi?

You sure can! I like to brown mine before adding the beef broth and the rest of the ingredients. You can do so by setting your pressure cooker to the Sear/Sauté setting.

Allow it to heat up, then add a bit of oil to brown. It will cook through the rest of the way when you pressure cook it for 8 minutes.

I also cook beef in my Ninja Foodi Pot Roast recipe too!

beef stew with bead

What Kind Of Meat Is Used For Beef Stew?

I usually use chuck beef for beef stew. Some supermarkets will label this type of meat as “stew meat.” Either works really well!

Make things even easier by opting for pre-cut varieties that are available in nearly every grocery store.

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Yield: 4 servings

Ninja Foodi Beef Stew

overhead shot of beef stew in a bowl

Ninja Foodi beef stew is packed with hearty pieces of beef, carrots, and potatoes. Will warm you up and keep you satisfied!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup (1 small onion) medium sweet onion diced (I used sweet onion, but you can use white and red onions as well)
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 2 cups (4 small) Golden Potatoes, clean and diced.
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (OPTIONAL)

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, place the stew meat and sprinkle the salt, ground pepper, celery seeds, garlic powder, and paprika. Mix to coat all pieces.
  2. Set the Ninja Foodi on Sear, Saute. Let it warm up for 2 minutes. 
  3. Pour olive oil and add the beef. 
  4. Sear for 3 minutes, mixing, and all sides will be browned.
  5. Pour the beef broth and soy sauce, and mix well, scraping the bottom.
  6. Add onions, carrots, and potatoes. 
  7. Mix all vegetables until all are coated with the beef broth. 
  8. Turn saute/sear setting off and place the Ninja Foodi on Pressure Cook setting.
  9. Cook on High pressure for 8 minutes. Valve close
  10. Once the time is done, do a quick release. 
  11. Serve and Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 694Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 225mgSodium: 1823mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 80g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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