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Instant Pot Beef Tips and Noodles

Amazing and flavorful describes this Instant Pot Beef Tips and Noodles that is incredibly easy to make.  Each forkful delivers creamy comfort food goodness at its best.  

So hearty from the slow-cooked tender beef and the fluffy egg noodles. Instapot recipes are all the rage right now so I have converted one of my top recipes, Venison Tips and Noodles, to be made in your own Instant Pot.  

Beef Tips and Noodles
Beef Tips and Noodles

What is the Best Cut of Meat for Beef Tips?

When I think of Beef Tips I think of tender pieces of meat.  The beef used in beef tips are typically cut from sirloin or tenderloin.  

But you can use stew meat, chuck roast or a less expensive cut of beef.  If you use one of these cuts, they are typically tougher and will need to be cooked longer.  

In my recipes I tell you to test the meat for doneness because it depends on the cut of beef used.  I used sirloin meat in this recipe, but I have used several different cuts depending on what I have available on hand. 

How to Make Beef Tips and Noodles

Gather all of your ingredients to make the beef and noodles recipe.  

Beef Tips and Noodle Ingredients
Beef Tips and Noodle Ingredients

Cook the egg noodles according to the directions on the bag.  Drain the water off and set aside.  Clean the dirt off the white mushrooms with a dry paper towel.  

Slice the mushrooms and place in a bowl.  Peel and dice the onion.  The beef should be sliced in about 2-inch-long thin strips.  

Please follow the manufacture directions when using your Instant Pot.  On the Instant Pot press the Sauté button on the normal setting.  

Melt the butter in the Instant Pot inner pot. Add the diced onions to the pot and cook for 2 minutes.  

Next, add the sliced beef to the cooked onions.  Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes making sure to stir the beef every couple of minutes.  

Sautéd Beef and Onions
Sautéd Beef and Onions

After that, place the slice mushrooms in the pot with the beef.  Sauté 5 minutes, stirring every few minutes.  

Don’t Have Fresh Mushrooms?

If you don’t have any fresh white mushrooms on hand you can substitute canned mushrooms instead. Mushrooms can also be eliminated from the recipe if desired. If you have a local favorite mushroom that are available try adding them to the recipe.

Time to add the beef broth and the tomato paste, stir and seal the lid according to the directions making sure that the steam release handle is in the “Sealing” position.  Set on the Meat/Stew button for 20 minutes on the normal setting.  

Add Beef Broth and Tomato Paste
Add Beef Broth and Tomato Paste

When done cooking, hit the cancel button.  I prefer to do the “Quick Release” to release the pressure from the Instant Pot.  Please refer to the owner’s manual before you attempt to do this procedure.

You can also choose to do the “Natural Release” method.  Both works, just pick the method that you are comfortable with.  After all of the pressure is released and the float valve drops into the lid, open the lid.  

Stir the beef mixture and test the meat for the desired tenderness.  (If the beef is not done enough you will have to cook on the “Meat/Stew button for a little longer.)  The beef should be fork-tender.  

The next step is to mix the heavy cream and the corn starch together.  Press the “Sauté” button on the normal setting and slowly pour the cream/starch mixture into the beef mixture while stirring to incorporate all of the ingredients.  

Cook and stir frequently until the desired thickness is achieved.  Test for the correct seasonings and adjust if needed.  

Creamy Beef Tips and Noodles
Creamy Beef Tips and Noodles

Pour the Beef Tips over Noodles and serve hot.         

What is the Best Way to Cook Beef Tips

There is 3 different ways to cook your beef tips with the Instant Pot but it all depends on how much time you have to cook.  If you have several hours (about 4 hours) you can “Saute” the onions and the beef.  

Add all of the rest of your ingredients (besides the heavy cream and corn starch) and then “Slow Cook” until the desired meat tenderness is achieved.  Then finish the cream/starch mixture on “Saute”.

The “Meat/Stew” method that is explained above takes about 1 ½ hours.  

You can do the “Pressure Cook” method in about 1 hour.  Add all the ingredients besides the heavy cream and corn starch to the inner pot.  

Set on the “Pressure Cook” mode and cook.  Finish off with the cream/starch mixture. 

Yield: 8 servings

Instant Pot Beef Tips and Noodles

Instant Pot Beef Tips and Noodles

Amazing and flavorful describes this Instant Pot Beef Tips and Noodles that is incredibly easy to make. Each forkful delivers creamy comfort food goodness at its best. So hearty from the slow-cooked tender beef and the fluffy egg noodles.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Egg Noodles 1 lb
  • Top Sirloin Strip Steak - sliced thin 1 lbs
  • Butter 2Tbsp
  • Onion, white - small diced 1
  • Mushrooms, white - sliced 1 lb
  • Salt, iodized 1 tsp
  • Pepper 1/2 tsp
  • Beef Stock/Broth 2 lbs
  • Tomato Paste 2 Tbsp
  • Heavy Cream 2 cups
  • Cornstarch 4 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Gather all of your ingredients to make the beef and noodles recipe.
  2. Cook the egg noodles according to the directions on the bag. Drain the water off and set aside.
  3. Clean the dirt off the white mushrooms with a dry paper towel. Slice the mushrooms and place in a bowl.
  4. Peel and dice the onion.
  5. The beef should be sliced in about 2-inch-long thin strips.
  6. Please follow the manufacture directions when using your Instant Pot. On the Instant Pot press the Sauté button on the normal setting.
  7. Melt the butter in the Instant Pot inner pot.
  8. Add the diced onions to the pot and cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Next, add the sliced beef to the cooked onions. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes making sure to stir the beef every couple of minutes.
  10. After that, place the slice mushrooms in the pot with the beef. Sauté 5 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
  11. Time to add the beef broth and the tomato paste, stir and seal the lid according to the directions making sure that the steam release handle is in the “Sealing” position.
  12. Set on the Meat/Stew button for 20 minutes on the normal setting.
  13. When done cooking, hit the cancel button. I prefer to do the “Quick Release” to release the pressure from the Instant Pot. Please refer to the owner’s manual before you attempt to do this procedure. You can also choose to do the “Natural Release” method. Both works, just pick the method that you are comfortable with.
  14. After all of the pressure is released and the float valve drops into the lid, open the lid.
  15. Stir the beef mixture and test the meat for the desired tenderness. (If the beef is not done enough you will have to cook on the “Meat/Stew button for a little longer.) The beef should be fork-tender.
  16. The next step is to mix the heavy cream and the corn starch together.
  17. Press the “Sauté” button on the normal setting and slowly pour the cream/starch mixture into the beef mixture while stirring to incorporate all of the ingredients.
  18. Cook and stir frequently until the desired thickness is achieved.
  19. Test for the correct seasonings and adjust if needed.
  20. Pour the Beef Tips over Noodles and serve hot.

Notes

Don't want pasta?

You can substitute the pasta for mashed potatoes, slices of bread, mashed cauliflower, sautéed vegetables or rice.

What is the Best Cut of Meat for Beef Tips
When I think of Beef Tips I think of tender pieces of meat. The beef used in beef tips are typically cut from sirloin or tenderloin. But you can use stew meat, chuck roast or a less expensive cut of beef. If you use one of these cuts, they are typically tougher and will need to be cooked longer. In my recipes I tell you to test the meat for doneness because it depends on the cut of beef used. I used sirloin meat in this recipe, but I have used several different cuts depending on what I have available on hand. Venison and other game meats can also be used in this dish.

What is the Best Way to Cook Beef Tips
There is 3 different ways to cook your beef tips with the Instant Pot but it all depends on how much time you have to cook. If you have several hours (about 4 hours) you can “Saute” the onions and the beef. Add all of the rest of your ingredients (besides the heavy cream and corn starch) and then “Slow Cook” until the desired meat tenderness is achieved. Then finish the cream/starch mixture on “Saute”. The “Meat/Stew” method that is explained above takes about 1 ½ hours. You can do the “Pressure Cook” method in about 1 hour. Add all the ingredients besides the heavy cream and corn starch to the inner pot. Set on the “Pressure Cook” mode and cook. Finish off with the cream/starch mixture.


Don’t have an Instant Pot?
You can use a regular Pressure Cooker using this similar method as above. If you have about 4 hours, then you can use a slow cooker. I love my slow cooker because I can get it started during the day and just let it cook for several hours. Then when we are about ready to eat, I just do the final steps with adding the heavy cream and cornstarch and serve dinner. If I only have a little over an hour then this stove version is the cooking method that I choose.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 413Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 111mgSodium 450mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 13g

Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.

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By on March 23rd, 2020
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Welcome to FROM MICHIGAN TO THE TABLE! My name is Chef Sherry Ronning and I am a food blogger from Michigan. Professionally cooking and baking Midwestern Cuisine for more than 30 years. Specializing in fresh fish, venison, farm raised meats and griddle recipes. Please enjoy my recipes!!

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