Monday, January 8, 2018

EASY Instant Pot Beef Tips Recipe

Raise your hand if you got an Instant Pot for Christmas!  I've actually had one for a few years (my first Instant Pot post)  but this Christmas, I got an 8 quart Instant Pot!  Oh my goodness!  It's been such a huge upgrade.  We have a family of 5 and my boys are big eaters so this gift has been life changing!  Today, I'm sharing a recipe with you that my WHOLE family including the picky eaters like.

I've been making Beef Tips in the oven for years based on the No Peek Beef Tips recipe from Mommy's Kitchen that my friend Angie shared with me.  My family really enjoys the beef tips especially over egg noodles!  Over the years, I've adapted the recipe just a little.  My only issue with these before tips is the consistency of the meat.  Sometimes it would be tender, sometimes it would be tough, other times it would be dry and stringy.  I felt like I was doing the same thing every time but it was a crapshoot what the beef texture would be like.

One day, I had purchased some stew meat but it was too tired to make stew.  It was already passed 5pm so my usual oven method of slow cooked beef tips would not work.  I asked my hubby if I should try making the beef tips in the Instant Pot.  I scoured the internet and didn't find ANY recipes for Instant Pot Beef tips.  I thought maybe it was a dumb idea since no one had done it before.  But Dustin told me that if I didn't try it, I'd never know if it would be great.  FRIENDS, you should never doubt yourself if in your heart you know something might work.  And in this case, if it didn't, I'd just be out a few ingredients and we'd have peanut butter sandwiches for dinner.  But that didn't happen!  They were the BEST darn beef tips I'd ever made and everyone raved about how tender the meat was!

Instant Pot Beef Tips:
1-2 pounds Stew Meat
1 can Light or Heart Healthy Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 packet reduced sodium Brown Gravy Mix
1 packet Onion Soup mix
1 cup Ginger Ale
1 drizzle oil

1. Turn your Instant Pot on Saute Mode.  Add your preferred oil to the pan.  Brown stew meat.  Turn off Instant Pot.
2. Add all other ingredients.  Stir until meat is coated.
3. Close lid and set Instant Pot to manual (or meat) for 9 minutes.
4. After 9 minutes, let Instant Pot naturally release.  If you're in a hurry, slowly release pressure after letting the meat rest for 10 minutes.  This helps the meat from becoming tough and dry.
5. Serve over egg noodle, rice, or mashed potatoes.

Now, I'm not saying this is the healthiest recipe but I did try to make some healthier substitutions.  This is a stick to your ribs comfort meal that is perfect for winter and fall.  We have it about once a month during the colder months and it's always a huge hit!

What are you making in your Instant Pot?  Let me know!  I'd love to try some new recipes!

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  1. I know so many people that rave about their Instant Pots and this recipe looks delicious!!

  2. This looks so good! We got an Instnat Pot for Christmas so will need to try this!

  3. I've been on the fence about the Instant Pot but this seriously looks delish!

  4. This sounds really good! We don't have an Instant Pot (yet) but I love how simple and quick this recipe is.

  5. Replies
    1. Hi Eryn, I have not tried doubling it but I don't why couldn't. I have added more meat and using the same amount of other ingredients and that worked out fine. If you double it, will you let me know how it goes? I will give you credit if I write it into my blog post.

  6. Hi Ashley! I'm so so glad I found this. That no peek recipe is one of my go tos as well and I have been searching and searching for someone who has converted it for the instant pot! Can't wait to try it tonight. I don't have ginger ale so I'll just be using water.

  7. Hi Ashley! I'm so so glad I found this, thank you!

    That no peek recipe is one of my go tos as well, and I've been searching for anyone who has made it in an instant pot. I'll be trying tonight!

  8. I kept getting a burn warning. Cannot figure out why.😔plenty of juice in the pot and meat was covered.