Easy Instant Pot Venison Stew (slow cooker friendly)

Rich and tender Easy Instant Pot Venison Stew comes together quickly for the perfect rustic, comforting dinner to use up your harvest in the freezer.

  • Author: Miss AK
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes + heating and release time
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x



  1. Dice the potatoes, carrots, celery and onion. Mince the garlic. Set aside in a bowl.
  2. Dice the venison into bite-sized chunks, being sure to remove any of the silvery sinew tissue. Leaving this on makes the meat tough.
  3. Add the olive oil to the base of the Instant Pot and add the cubed venison. Add the spices and seasoning.
  4. Turn the Instant Pot to “Saute” for 10 minutes.
  5. Allow the venison to saute for 5 minutes and add the bowl of vegetables. Saute until the cycle ends with the lid off.
  6. Add the tomatoes, broth and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well and secure the lid.
  7. Select “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” on high pressure and adjust the time to 30 minutes. Allow the Instant Pot to do its thang. Go pour some wine, do your nails, whatever.
  8. When the cycle finishes, allow it to naturally release for 10 minutes before turning the knob to venting according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  9. Allow the Instant Pot to vent fully, remove the lid and serve!