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sirloin beef tips made in the Instant Pot served with potatoes and green beans
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Instant Pot Beef Tips and Gravy

Full of flavor and so easy to make in your Instant Pot - Beef Tips and Gravy is perfect comfort food for family dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Natural Release20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef recipe, Dump and go instant pot recipe, Easy Instant Pot Recipe, Freezer Meal
Servings: 8
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Camille Beckstrand


  • Instant Pot (or Pressure Cooker)


  • 3 pounds beef tips or beef stew cubes or beef roast cut into pieces
  • salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil or more as needed
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms
  • 15 ounces beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons water


  • Season beef with salt, pepper, and garlic powder on all sides.
  • Press the SAUTE button the Instant Pot and let it heat up. Once it’s hot, add olive oil to pot.
  • Add half of the beef tips to the hot pot and saute for about 1 minute (just to sear the outside). Flip over and saute for one more minute. Remove beef tips from Instant Pot.
  • Repeat with other half of beef tips, adding more olive oil if needed.
  • Dump all beef tips back into Instant Pot and place onions and mushrooms on top. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pot, loosening up all the browned bits so that you don’t get the “BURN” message on your pot (and getting maximum flavor in your dish!).
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, red wine vinegar and Italian seasoning. Pour on top of beef tips, onion, and mushrooms.
  • Place the lid on top of the Instant Pot and move the valve to SEALING. Press the MANUAL (PRESSURE COOK) button and set timer for 30 minutes.
  • When the timer is done, let the pressure do a NATURAL RELEASE (it will take at least 20 minutes, but I even prefer to let the beef sit in there for a couple hours to make sure it is super tender).
  • Remove the lid and press the SAUTE button.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix cornstarch together with water in a separate bowl. Pour cornstarch mixture into Instant Pot and mix well. Cook on SAUTE for a few minutes or until the liquid starts to thicken and turns into a gravy.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or hot noodles.


How to make this a freezer meal:

Place beef tips, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onions, mushrooms, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, red wine vinegar, and Italian seasoning into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Place freezer bag into freezer and it will last up to 90 days.
When ready to use, dump ingredients from bag into Instant Pot and add 2 cups of beef broth in with the frozen food. We are going to skip all the SAUTEING and just go right for the cooking.
Place the lid on top, move the valve to SEALING, and press the MANUAL button. Set timer for 70 minutes. Do a NATURAL RELEASE when the timer is done – I even like to let it sit in the Instant Pot for a few hours so that it falls apart so easily. Follow the rest of the instructions as written.


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 716mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 4mg