Instant Pot Beef Tips


Yesterday I subbed at my girls’ preschool. Then we had errands to run. Then we had a doctor’s appointment. When we finally pulled in our garage at 6 PM there were hungry dogs to feed, a diaper to deal with, back packs and lunch boxes to clean, and dinner to be made. Also one of my dogs ate half of a pumpkin so there were dried pumpkin bits all over the floor.? I really didn’t even know what to deal with first.

I ignored everything else and spent about 6 minutes putting this dinner in the Instant Pot . While it was cooking I had time to take care of everything else. This recipe is so quick to assemble, but it tastes really good. It is one of my favorite pressure cooker meals.


  • 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil to coat bottom of the pan
  • 1.25 lbs of beef stew meat (You could use more or less and adjust easily)
  • one chopped onion
  • 1 splash of red wine
  • 2/3 cup beef broth
  • a few dashes of garlic powder or chopped garlic
  • dash of seasoned salt (optional)
  • black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/4 cup of beef broth for corn starch slurry


  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté and let heat.
  2. Chop onion.
  3. When the Instant Pot says “hot” add oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add beef and brown for 3-4 minutes. (Do not put on lid when using Sauté.)
  4. After the meat has a bit of color add onion, wine, broth, garlic powder, seasoned salt, and pepper.
  5. Set on “Meat/Stew”for 20 minutes.
  6. Stir together corn starch with additional broth to make a slurry.
  7. After the cooking is done, depressurize and remove lid. Turn on Sauté and add the broth/corn starch slurry. Cook for 1-2 more minutes until the sauce thickens. Salt and pepper to taste.

You should have a good bit of sauce to serve over broccoli, rice, egg noodles, etc. We were in a hurry so we microwaved a rice packet and a bag of broccoli. SO good!



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