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pressure cooker beef tips

Pressure Cooker Beef Tips

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


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.


  • 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


  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.


*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