This Instant Pot Beef Tips recipe with gravy is out-of-this-world delicious! Tender chunks of beef are pressure cooked in an array of tasty seasonings and rich brown gravy. It makes a great dinner served with mashed potatoes or noodles that the entire family will love.
My easy Instant Pot beef tips recipe will not disappoint! It's a savory filling dish that makes a comforting dinner any time of the year. Beef tips in gravy are simple to make in your pressure cooker, making it a no fuss dinner great for a busy weeknight or a Sunday dinner. This easy recipe has a quick cooking time.
Beef tips commonly refer to small, bite-sized pieces of beef that are cut from various parts of the cow. The specific cut used for beef tips can vary depending on personal preference, budget and recipe. Some common cuts used for beef tips include sirloin tips, beef tenderloin and stew meat.
Beef tenderloin is very tender which makes it a popular choice for beef tip recipes. Sirloin tips are also a popular choice, but they are a little less tender than tenderloin tips (but still very flavorful). Stew meat, which may come from different cuts, is often used for beef tips because it is sold in pre-cut packages.
All of these cuts of beef will work well in this recipe.
Turn this easy pressure cooker beef tips recipe into a complete meal by serving over garlic mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, white rice or basmati rice, egg noodles or buttered noodles. The extra gravy is also perfect when served and soaked up into other grains like wild rice, farro or barley. For a lower carb option, serve your beef tips with a side salad or vegetable like broccoli, green beans, parmesan crusted asparagus or cauliflower. It will also make a great dish when spooned over these crispy roasted baby potatoes!
- Beef tips: this can be beef tenderloin tips, beef sirloin tips, or beef stew meat cut into 2-3 inch cubes. Labeling of beef can vary, so you may find labels called sirloin steak or sirloin tip roast at your local grocery store, all of which will work in this recipe. You can also opt for using a chuck roast.
- Onion: I prefer sweet onions but yellow and white onions work great too.
- Garlic: use fresh, chopped or minced garlic cloves.
- Beef broth: or water combined with beef bouillon cubes to make beef broth.
- Worcestershire sauce
- Red wine: this enhances the flavor. Any dry red wine works great. I love using Pinot or Cabernet.
- Herbs: thyme, oregano, rosemary and basil. The recipe calls for dried herbs but you can use fresh by adjusting the quantity. For every 1 teaspoon of dried herbs, use 3 teaspoons of fresh.
- Salt and pepper
- Gravy thickener: flour and melted butter or make a cornstarch slurry with cornstarch and water. Either one will create a nice and thick gravy.
This recipe works in a 6, 8 or 10 quart electric pressure cooker. The steps are as follows:
STEP 1: Set the Instant Pot to saute on high for 3-4 minutes. When heated, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the beef cubes, sliced onion and chopped garlic. Saute to brown the beef, then drain extra grease and oil.
STEP 2: Add the beef broth, worcestershire sauce and red wine. Deglaze the bottom of the pot by scraping with a wooden spoon to release any brown bits or stuck pieces of food. Add the dried thyme, dried oregano, dried rosemary, dried basil, salt and black pepper. Stir.
STEP 3: Close the lid and seal. Set to pressure cook or manual on high pressure for 20 minutes. Complete a natural release of pressure for 10 minutes, then do a quick release of remaining steam. Remove the meat and onions to a serving dish.
STEP 4: Mix the melted butter and flour together in a small bowl to form a slurry/paste. Whisk the slurry/paste into the pot of sauce. Set to saute on high for 6-8 minutes, whisking constantly until the sauce thickens into a gravy.
Serve beef tips with gravy, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.
How To Store
Store leftover beef tips in an airtight container separately from the gravy. Both will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. It can be frozen for up to 6 months using freezer safe storage bags. Defrost in the fridge overnight or do a quick thaw in the microwave.
Expert Tips and Tricks
- Make it a one-pot dinner by adding whole potatoes to the pressure cooker. Set a trivet into the inner pot on top of the beef. Place large, whole peeled potatoes on the trivet and pressure cook as the recipe indicates. When finished, remove the potatoes to a mixing bowl and turn them into mashed potatoes.
- Add mushrooms to the pot before pressure cooking for an even heartier meal. You can even add a can of condensed mushroom soup.
- Browning the meat: searing the beef before pressure cooking is an important step as it enhances flavor. You can skip this step if you're pressed for time.
- If the gravy needs more thickening, repeat the slurry process until the desired consistency is reached.
- Taste the gravy before serving and adjust the seasoning accordingly.
Instant Pot Beef Tips and Gravy
- 2 lbs beef tenderloin cut into 2-3 inch cubes *see notes
- 1 large sweet onion sliced
- 4 cloves garlic chopped
- 3 cups beef broth
- 2 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- ⅓ cup red wine
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 4 tablespoon butter melted
- 4 tablespoon flour
- Set the Instant Pot to saute on high for 3-4 minutes. When heated, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the cubed beef tenderloin pieces, sliced onion and chopped garlic. Saute to brown the beef, then drain extra grease and oil.
- Add the beef broth, worcestershire sauce and red wine. Deglaze the pot by scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon to release any stuck pieces of food.
- Add the dried thyme, dried oregano, dried rosemary, dried basil, salt and black pepper. Stir.
- Close the pressure cooker lid and seal. Set to pressure cook or manual on high for 20 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quickly release remaining pressure. Remove the meat and onions to a serving dish.
- Mix the melted butter and flour together in a small bowl to form a paste. Whisk the paste into the pot of sauce. Set to saute on high for 6-8 minutes, whisking constantly until the sauce thickens into a gravy.
- Serve beef tips with gravy, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.