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Instant Pot Beef Tips and Noodles

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If you’re a fan of Thai recipes and want to try something new in the Instant Pot then you will love this Instant Pot Beef Tips And Noodles recipe! This sweet and tangy blend tastes amazing and you’ll love making this Thai noodles recipe for the whole family. Goodbye takeout, hello Thai at home!

Instant Pot Beef Tips And Noodles Recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Flavorful and Spicy: Experience the exotic flavors of Thai cuisine in every bite.
  • Quick and Convenient: The Instant Pot cuts down on cooking time significantly.
  • Balanced Meal: This recipe combines protein, carbs, and veggies for a complete dish.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Beef Stew Meat: Provides a hearty, protein-rich base for the dish and soaks up the Thai flavors well.
  • Mushrooms: Add a savory, earthy flavor and a satisfying bite to contrast the soft noodles and tender beef.
  • Tofu: Adds a mild, creamy element that absorbs the flavors of the sauce and adds protein.
  • Snow Peas: Give a fresh, crunchy contrast and a pop of color to the dish.
  • White Onion: Infuses the dish with a sweet, tangy flavor that complements the savory ingredients.
  • Thai Basil: Imparts a unique anise-like flavor that’s essential in Thai cuisine.
  • Salt and Black Pepper: Basic seasonings that enhance all the other flavors in the dish.
  • Sesame Oil: Gives a distinctive nutty flavor that enhances the overall taste of the dish.
  • Beef Broth: Adds depth and richness to the sauce, complementing the beef and noodles.
  • Minced Garlic: Infuses the dish with a robust, aromatic flavor that balances the sweetness of the sauce.
  • Soy Sauce: Provides a salty, umami flavor that deepens the taste of the dish.
  • Sweet Chili Sauce: Adds a sweet heat that gives the dish a delightful kick.
  • Rice Vinegar: Imparts a tangy note that cuts through the richness of the sauce and balances the flavors.
  • Brown Sugar: Sweetens the dish slightly, balancing the salty and spicy flavors.
  • Ground Ginger: Adds a warm, spicy flavor that’s characteristic of Thai cuisine.
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes: Give a spicy kick that elevates the dish and contrasts with the sweet and savory elements.
  • Hokkien Noodles: Provide a satisfying base and absorb the flavors of the sauce beautifully.
  • Thai Basil for Garnish: Adds a fresh, aromatic note to the finished dish and enhances the presentation.
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How to Make Instant Pot Beef Tips and Noodles

Step One: Preheat and Season

Set your Instant Pot to the sauté setting. Season the stew meat with salt and black pepper.

Step Two: Brown the Beef

When the Instant Pot is hot, add the sesame oil and beef cubes. Cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the meat is browned on all sides.

Step Three: Add Onions and Mushrooms

Add your onions, and mushrooms and continue to cook for an additional 4-5 minutes. Remember to stir often.

Step Four: Add Remaining Ingredients

Add the snow peas,  beef broth, garlic, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, brown sugar,  ginger, and red pepper flakes to the Instant Pot.

Step Five: Pressure Cook

Place the lid, lock it, and set the to sealing. Select the manual setting; adjust the pressure to high, and set the time for 35 minutes.

Step Six: Prepare Noodles

Prepare your noodles as directed on the package while the stew is cooking.

Step Seven: Natural Release

After the 35 minutes is up, let it naturally release pressure for 10 minutes.

Step Eight: Add Tofu

Open the Instant Pot and add your tofu. Replace the lid for an additional 3 minutes on manual high. Carefully open the vent for an immediate pressure release.

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Step Nine: Combine With Noodles

Add your cooked noodles and stir to combine. Your pressure cooker beef tips and noodles are ready to serve.

Super Tasty Thai Instant Pot Steak And Noodles Recipe

Cooking Tips

  • Beef Quality: Opt for higher-grade beef cuts like sirloin or tenderloin tips for a more tender and flavorful dish.
  • Fresh Mushrooms: Use fresh mushrooms instead of canned for a richer, more earthy flavor in your sauce.

Variations

  • Sour Cream: Adding sour cream enriches the sauce with a creamy texture and slight tanginess. Stir it in at the end to balance richness and acidity.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Is added as an optional ingredient to enhance the umami and depth of flavor in beef and noodles, complementing the soy sauce and beef broth.

Substitutions

  • Egg Noodles/ Frozen Egg Noodles: Can replace Hokkien Noodles in Instant Pot Beef Tips and Noodles, adding a tender texture and absorbing the savory sauce for a richer meal.
  • Chuck Roast: Is a flavorful substitute for beef stew meat in your beef and noodles, offering richer taste and tenderness that falls apart beautifully after pressure cooking.
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup: Serves as a substitute for the beef broth, enhancing the dish with a creamy texture and a deeper mushroom flavor.
  • Onion Soup Mix: Used as a flavorful substitute for minced garlic and white onion, offering a rich, savory depth to the beef tips and noodles.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Storage: Cool the Thai Instant Pot Steak and Noodles before refrigerating in an airtight container.
    Freezer: For longer storage, freeze in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • Reheating from Refrigeration: Allow the dish to room temperature for 10 minutes, then preheat in the microwave on medium heat or the stovetop with a splash of water.
  • Reheating from Freezing: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then follow the reheating instructions from refrigeration, ensuring thorough heating. Check the internal temperature for meat safety.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Steamed Vegetables: Steam a mix of vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, and snap peas until tender-crisp. Season with a sprinkle of salt and serve as a healthy and colorful side dish.
  • Thai Cucumber Salad: Refreshing cucumbers tossed in a zesty Thai dressing with a hint of spice.
  • Thai Spring Rolls: Crispy rolls filled with veggies and served with a Thai dipping sauce.
  • Mashed Potatoes: As a comforting side, mashed potatoes bring a smooth, creamy texture that pairs perfectly with the savory, rich flavors of the main dish.

Faq’s

Can I Make This Beef Tips and Noodles Recipe in Slow Cooker?

Yes, you can cook beef tips and noodles recipe in a slow cooker instead of a pressure cooker. This method allows the beef to cook slowly, ensuring tender and flavorful results.

Super Tasty Thai Instant Pot Steak And Noodles Recipe

Instant Pot Beef Tips And Noodles

Yield: 4-5
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 43 minutes
Total Time: 53 minutes

Whip up savory Instant Pot Beef Tips and Noodles effortlessly, combining tender beef in rich gravy with noodles for a comforting meal in no time.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb beef stew meat, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups halved mushrooms
  • 2 cups sliced tofu
  • 2 cup fresh snow peas
  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ Thai Basil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp.  Minced garlic
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Sweet Chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 package of Hokkien Noodles
  • Thai Basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Set your Instant Pot to the sauté setting. Season the stew meat with salt and black pepper.
  2. When the Instant Pot is hot, add the sesame oil and beef cubes. Cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the meat is browned on all sides.
  3. Add your onions, and mushrooms and continue to cook for an additional 4-5 minutes. Remember to stir often.
  4. Add the snow peas,  beef broth, garlic, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, brown sugar,  ginger, and red pepper flakes to the Instant Pot.
  5. Place the lid, lock it, and set the to sealing. Select the manual setting; adjust the pressure to high, and set the time for 35 minutes.
  6. Prepare your noodles as directed on the package while the stew is cooking.
  7. After the 35 minutes is up, let it naturally release pressure for 10 minutes.
  8. Open the Instant Pot and add your tofu. Replace the lid for an additional 3 minutes on manual high. Carefully open the vent for an immediate pressure release.
  9. Add your cooked noodles and stir to combine. Your pressure cooker beef tips and noodles are ready to serve.

Notes

  • Beef Quality: Opt for higher-grade beef cuts like sirloin or tenderloin tips for a more tender and flavorful dish.
  • Fresh Mushrooms: Use fresh mushrooms instead of canned for a richer, more earthy flavor in your sauce.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 515Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 1503mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 7gSugar: 15gProtein: 58g

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