If you want to make this in an Instant Pot, we have a recipe here for our Instant Pot Beef Stew.
Combine all ingredient except water & cornstarch in slow cooker (beef, onion, garlic, carrots, potatoes, broth, tomato sauce, soy/Worcestershire sauce, herbs, sugar, salt, and pepper). Stir all ingredients together.
Push all ingredients down to immerse it under the juices. Cover and cook the stew on Low for 8 hours or about 5-6 hours on High.