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Hawaiian Beef Stew Instant Pot Recipe

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Serve up this Hawaiian beef stew Instant Pot recipe. This is ground beef, pineapple, red pepper, and more all in one incredible dish. If you've tried our Hawaiian chicken, you know the flavor combinations in Hawaiian dishes are out of this world delicious.

This ground beef instant pot recipe is crazy simple, and you will enjoy the sweet and savory component to the recipe.

Instant Pot beef stew Hawaii style is totally different than a classic beef stew.

Hawaiian beef stew in bowl

Why I Recommend This Recipe To Make for Dinner

  • Easy to make
  • Simple Ingredients
  • Pressure Cooks fast
  • Delicious
  • Stores well leftover
  • Great for meal prepping lunches or diner in the week
  • Kid friendly


  • Ground Beef
  • Bell Peppers
  • Garlic
  • Pineapple
  • Ginger
  • Coconut Aminos
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Pepper
  • Sesame Seeds

How to Make Hawaiian Beef Stew

Turn the saute mode on, and toss in your ground beef. You will cook it until it is no longer pink. Add in garlic and ginger.

Next you are going to add in the peppers and pineapple, and then place the lid on and let it cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring in between.

Now you will mix together the remaining ingredients to make the sauce. Once it is ready toss it in and stir well, and watch it thicken.

Serve over a bed of rice, noodles, or eat plain. This pineapple and beef recipe is tasty.


If you don't plan to eat all your Hawaiian beef right away, then store leftovers in the fridge for up to three days. This is great reheated, so save leftovers for grab and go lunches or dinners.

Next to chicken curry and beef and broccoli, this is one of my favorite recipes for using as leftovers for lunch.

In terms of freezing, you will find it doesn't thaw the best from being frozen. The veggies will become very soft and mushy in texture.

Recipe FAQS

Can you cook frozen ground beef?

Absolutely! If you want to cook frozen ground beef go right ahead. You can place it on a trivet in the Instant Pot with some water and pressure cook. Then pressure cook for 25 minutes. Once done, drain, and saute to brown up and finish up the recipe.

Benefits of eating pineapple for a woman?

If you are a woman adding pineapple into your diet is a plus. Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C, B, and even copper.

Can I use frozen pineapple?

Fresh, frozen, or canned all work in this recipe. I find all pineapple is tasty in this dish. The biggest thing if you buy canned make sure it is in juice and not sweetened syrup.

Hawaiian beef stew in bowl

Other recipes with pineapple that you’ll want to try include my favorite breakfast smoothie bowl, sweet and sour chicken, sous vide fish, and jerk chicken served with fresh pineapple. Yum!

Yield: 4 servings

Hawaiian Beef Stew Instant Pot Recipe

Hawaiian beef in bowl

Do you like exotic recipes? Try this pineapple stew inspired by Hawaii dishes, you will be amazed! Pineapple is a peculiar fruit, it contains an enzyme called bromelain that helps break down proteins. It is therefore an effective tenderizer for meat. When combined in this recipe, pineapple brings natural sweetness to this delicious stew and we achieve an exquisite result.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


    1. Place ground beef into the instant pot. Turn saute mode on and click it a second time to make it on high heat saute mode. Add in garlic and ginger. Cook until meat is browned.
    2. Add in pineapple and red peppers. Place lid on the pot for 2 to 3 minutes. Open to stir. This will make the peppers tender. No need to pressure cook.
    3. Mix together coco aminos or teriyaki sauce with the cornstarch and brown sugar. Whisk well. Add to the beef mixture and on saute mode keep stirring the beef until the cornstarch thickens the juices.
    4. Add in pepper and stir well. Serve over rice. Top with sesame seeds.


Suggestions for a delicious Stew:

  • Accompany this delicious Stew with rice and salad. If you are not a grain lover, you can substitute rice for some spaghetti.
  • Another very rich version of this recipe (but which takes a little longer), is to leave the meat marinating with 250 ml of pineapple juice for two hours. Then we drain it and cook it following the steps in the recipe. You will notice that the meat is juicier and more tender!


  • Can my dog have Beef Stew with Pinneaple? Home-cooked foods like beef stew are healthy additions to your dog's diet. Beef offers protein and fat, while veggies have a range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. And the cooked Pinneaple, in moderation, can also be a healthy treat for dogs, similar to other types of fruit, like strawberries and watermelon.
  • Can my cat have Beef Stew with Pinneaple? Cats are carnivores and need meat in their diets to survive, so you can give your kitty some cooked beef without a problem. Regarding the pinneaple, this is bursting with vitamins and minerals that can help your cat's digestion and immune system. Like any other sugary fruit, it is best to feed pineapple to pets in small quantities.

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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