I have been craving some beef stew. This is the exact same beef stew my mother used to make when I was a kid. Back then I hated everything but I grew up and realized that the comforting flavors of stew are the bomb! My mom made hers in her stove top pressure cooker and her recipe translates easily to the Instant Pot.
Brown a piece of chuck on both sides in some olive oil. It is much easier to brown a whole piece and cut it up afterwards. Continue on the sauté setting with your onions and garlic. Then add a 14 oz. can of cut up tomatoes and some beef stock and a little Worcestershire sauce. Dump in some potatoes, carrots, and onions. Add some thyme or a bay leaf. Some red wine would be good too. Lock the lid in place and pressure cook for 13-15 minutes. Let the pressure go down on its own for 10 minutes, then release the rest of it. Thicken your stew with corn or potato starch.
You might want to buy a crusty loaf of bread to sop up some of the gravy. Yum!