Pressure Cooker Beef Tips

Comfort food at its best, this hearty meal of Pressure Cooker Beef Tips will quickly become a dinner time favorite. By using your pressure cooker, electric pressure cooker, or Instant Pot, you can easily transform tougher cuts of meat into a tender beef dinner with a deliciously rich gravy.

pressure cooker beef tips
pressure cooker beef tips

I recall fondly my grandmother using a pressure cooker in her kitchen LONG before pressure cookers were cool and Instant Pot was a household word.

She had the old-fashioned kind that rocked and hissed while it cooked, both signaling something special was coming… and also, beware… the original pressure cookers demanded a certain level of respect for safety.

While most people who pressure cook these days do so with an electric pressure and a higher degree of safety certainty, I actually first developed this recipe years ago BEFORE I owned an Instant Pot. The directions below are written with a traditional pressure cooker in mind, but if you’re an Instant Pot user, you’ll easily see how simply this is converted into an Instant Pot friendly recipe.

What you need to make this Pressure Cooker Beef Tips recipe:

  • olive oil
  • beef tips
  • salt and black pepper
  • garlic salt
  • red wine
  • onion
  • beef broth
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • cornstarch
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pressure cooker beef tips

Pressure Cooker Beef Tips


  • Author: Regan Jones, RD
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Comfort food at its best, this hearty meal will quickly become a dinner time favorite. By using your pressure cooker, electric pressure cooker, or Instant Pot, you can easily transform tougher cuts of meat into a tender beef dinner with a deliciously rich gravy.


Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef tips, stew meat, stew beef, sirloin tips or cubed chuck roast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 cup of water or equivalent amount of beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce or steak sauce (such as A.1.)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high*. Sprinkle beef tips with salt, pepper and garlic salt. Add beef tips to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer from pan to pressure cooker. (Do not wipe skillet clean.) Add wine to pan, stirring to loosen brown bits from bottom of pan. Pour wine mixture over beef tips in pressure cooker; add onion, water and Worcestershire sauce; stir to combine. Lock lid on pressure cooker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Cook under high pressure 30 minutes cooking time. Turn off heat, and allow for a gradual natural release of pressure according to manufacturer’s directions, about 10 minutes.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove beef tips to a dish, and keep warm. Bring liquid in pressure cooker to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl or cup until smooth; gradually stir cornstarch slurry into cooking liquid in pressure cooker. Cook, and stir until sauce is thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve beef tips with rich brown gravy over mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

Notes

*While you can do this step in the bottom of your pressure cooker and save yourself the clean up of an extra skillet, I find that the browning of meat in a pressure cooker isn’t as good. One of the keys to more flavorful beef tips is the browning of the meat. In this case, I think the extra skillet to wash is worth it. 

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

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