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Instant Pot Beef Tips

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Dive into easy and delicious weeknight dinners with Instant Pot Beef Tips. Tender beef in a rich sauce, made effortlessly in the Instant Pot, ensures a flavorful and satisfying meal without the fuss.

ginger stir fry

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy to make. Made with simple ingredients, this recipe is so easy to make. You’ll just throw everything in the Instant Pot.
  • Tender beef. Beef tenderloin strips or bottom round meat is pressurized to perfection coming out tender, juicy and delicious.
  • Ready in minutes. It will only take you 10-minutes to prep this delicious dish. Then, your Instant Pot takes care of the rest of the time.
  • Delicious. With a little sweetness, a little tang, and a little spice, this beef stir fry is bursting with flavor.
Instant Pot Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Recipe Ingredients

Stir fry meat, fresh veggies, and seasonings, this recipe is made with simple ingredients you can easily find at your local grocery store.

  • Beef Stir Fry Meat: This is the main protein that adds a hearty, savory flavor. Any preferred cut of beef can be used.
  • Broccoli: Adds a fresh, crunchy texture and a pop of color to the dish.
  • Zucchini: Adds a soft, slightly sweet flavor.
  • Coco aminos: Infuses the dish with a savory, umami flavor similar to soy sauce.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds a hint of sweetness that balances the savory flavors.
  • Cornstarch: Used to thicken the sauce, giving it a rich, glossy finish.
  • Seasoning: Minced garlic and ginger add robust, aromatic flavors that are characteristic of Asian cuisine.
  • Sesame Oil: Adds a distinctive nutty flavor.
  • Sesame Seeds: Optional garnish that adds a slight crunch and enhances presentation.
  • Water: Necessary for pressure cooking, it helps in creating steam and building pressure inside the pot.

How To Make Instant Pot Beef Tips?

Step One: Chop Vegetables

First, cut the veggies and meat, and mince your garlic. Then, set it to the side.

Step Two: Pressure Cook the Meat

Put your cut pieces of meat into the Instant Pot. Place the lid on, turn the sealing valve to the sealing position, press your manual or pressure cook button, and set the time for 20-minutes.

Step Three: Quick Release

Once the Instant Pot comes to pressure and stops counting then beeps, flip the pressure valve to the venting position to release the pressure.

Ginger beef stir fry

Step Four: Make the Sauce

Drain the juice from the meat and hit cancel on your Instant Pot. Then, mix together coco aminos (or soy sauce), cornstarch, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil in a bowl. Pour the sauce over the meat and stir until it thickens.

Step Five: Add Veggies

Next, add in the broccoli and zucchini. Place the lid on your pot, but don’t close it. Allow the veggies to saute with the meat for 2-minutes or until they are the desired tenderness.

Step Six: Garnish And Serve

Top your Instant Pot Beef tips with sesame seeds, serve and enjoy!

Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Cooking Tips

  • Browning for Flavor: Before pressure cooking, take a moment to sear the beef tips in the Instant Pot. This adds a rich depth of flavor to the dish as the browning process enhances the meat’s natural juices.
  • Deglazing for Full Flavor Capture: After browning the beef, deglaze the Instant Pot by pouring in a small amount of broth or wine and scraping the flavorful bits from the bottom. This not only prevents the “burn” signal but also ensures every bit of that savory goodness makes it into your final dish.

Variations

  • Garlic and Herb Infusion: Enhance the ginger flavor with minced garlic during the browning stage. Add a mix of fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary for an aromatic twist.
  • Asian-inspired Teriyaki Twist: Swap the ginger-centric seasoning with a teriyaki marinade. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, and a hint of sesame oil for a sweet and savory Asian-inspired flavor profile.
  • Spicy Sriracha Kick: Infuse heat into your beef tips by adding a touch of Sriracha or crushed red pepper flakes. The combination of ginger and spice creates a bold and zesty variation. Adjust the spice level to suit your taste preferences.

Substitutions

  • Beef Broth: Switch out the water for beef broth of for more flavorful pressure cooker beef tips.
  • Beef Stew Meat: You can switch stew meat for chuck roast or sirloin beef when making this recipe.
  • Worchestershire Sauce: Add a splash of Worcestershire sauce to your electric pressure cooker just before cooking your beef tips.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

I usually serve this dish with Instant Pot Rice. Here are a few more suggestions of side dishes to serve with beef tips.

  • Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice: A fragrant and flavorful rice dish with a delightful mix of vegetables, perfectly complementing the savory goodness of beef tips.
  • Mashed Potatoes: These beef tips go great with our mashed potatoes and gravy recipe.
  • Panda Express Chow Mein: Egg noodles and stir-fried vegetables make this classic dish an excellent side, adding a delightful crunch to your beef tips feast.
  • Instant Pot Lo Mein: A noodle dish loaded with vegetables and savory flavors, providing a perfect pairing with the tender Instant Pot beef tips.
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice: A simple and fluffy bed of steamed rice serves as a versatile accompaniment, soaking up the delicious juices from the beef tips.

FAQ’S

Does Beef Need to Be Covered With Water?

No, there is no need to fully cover your meat with water. While pressure cooking, the water is used to get your Instant Pot to reach pressure. It will fully incorporate into the meat while it’s cooking. If you put too much water in your pressure cooker, it will dilute your food resulting in overcooked and tasteless beef.

How Do I Thicken the Sauce?

If you find the sauce is still too thin, you can saute the meat, veggies and sauce until it reaches your desired thickness. Or, you can add small amounts of cornstarch at a time until it thickens.
Ginger Beef Stir Fry 

Can I Cook Beef Tips In The Slow Cooker?

Yes, you can cook beef tips in the slow cooker by combining your browned beef with beef broth, seasonings, and vegetables, allowing them to simmer and tenderize over an extended period for a flavorful and convenient meal.

Ginger beef stir fry

Instant Pot Beef Tips

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This delicious and simple Instant Pot beef tips recipe is easy to cook and tastes fantastic

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs beef stirfry meat (beef tenderloin strips or bottom round)
  • 2 heads of broccoli; washed and cut into individual pieces
  • 1 large zucchini; quartered and slice into rounds
  • 1/3 cup coco aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons garlic; minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger; minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • sesame seeds for topping
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Place meat into the instant pot with one cup water. Place lid on instant pot and turn valve to sealed position. Press the pressure cook or manual button and set timer to 20 minutes.
  2. Once the instant pot comes to pressure and stops counting then beeps release the press from the valve.
  3. Drain the juice and then turn on off pot then press saute button.
  4. Mix together coco aminos or soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.
  5. Pour onto the meat and stir until sauce starts to thicken.
  6. Add in broccoli and zucchini. Place lid on the pot but don't close.
  7. Saute vegetables ever two minutes stir until vegetables are desired tenderness.
  8. Serve with rice and topped with sesame seeds.

Notes

  • Browning for Flavor: Before pressure cooking, take a moment to sear the beef tips in the Instant Pot. This adds a rich depth of flavor to the dish as the browning process enhances the meat's natural juices.
  • Deglazing for Full Flavor Capture: After browning the beef, deglaze the Instant Pot by pouring in a small amount of broth or wine and scraping the flavorful bits from the bottom. This not only prevents the "burn" signal but also ensures every bit of that savory goodness makes it into your final dish.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 612Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 907mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 13gSugar: 10gProtein: 45g

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