Instant pot beef tips and noodles recipe (2024)


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Super delicious juicy egg noodles with melt in your mouth tender beef tips cooked in Instant pot. Very simple 5 ingredients recipe that makes a fantastic inexpensive meal.

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I love cooking tough beef parts in pressure cooker. Its easy, its cheap and usually cooks pretty fast. Slice it for faster cooking or cut in just smaller chunks.

What is beef tips

What cut of beef is used in beef tips? It might surprise you but beef tips could be any types of tenderloin or stew meat like chuck or round top roast.

I used the round top beef roast, it was on sale and i scored it just for 3$ per pound. Good deal right? Chuck roast is my favorite though and i have a delicious Instant pot roast recipe with it on my blog.

How to make beef tips and noodles in instant pot

Here is your step by step tutorial of how to make pressure cooker beef tips and noodles.

  1. Start with chopping onion and heating oil in the inner pot using SAUTE button. Add onions to the pot and saute for couple minutes, until soft. This step is not necessary and if you are short in time just add onions along with the meat.
  2. Slice the meat. I prefer to slice it really thin. It helps with reducing cooking time and also with the flavor. Melt in your mouth tender beef tastes amazing.
  3. Add meat to the pot, spices and 2 cups of water. Get it a good stir and close the lid. Lock it and set time on MANUAL to 55 minutes. Use this time if the beef is sliced thin. If not, add another 20-25 minutes to make sure the meat will be tender. Once pressure cooked, let the instant pot to release the pressure naturally for at least 20 minutes.
  4. While the meat was cooking, make egg noodles according to the package directions. Drain with the ice cold water. This will prevent noodles from sticking together.
  5. Open the instant pot lid. Stir in cornstarch slurry. Add cream and stir again. So now you have two options, to add noodles and stir them together like i did, or serve beef over noodles in the bowl. Up to you!
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Serve this pressure cooker beef tips and noodles in the bowl with sour cream and avocado. Add some chopped cilantro or scallions on top and enjoy!

I have to say that for this recipe i made a little bit more noodles than i wanted. I adjusted the recipe with the less amount. It was still absolutely amazing, but not as saucy as i wanted. Or you can just double the sauce by adding more water and double slurry. Up to you.

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Instant pot beef tips and noodles

Super delicious soft and juicy egg noodles with melt in your mouth tender beef tips cooked in Instant pot. Very simple 5 ingredients recipe that makes a fantastic inexpensive meal.

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time55 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: instant pot beef tips and noodles

Servings: 6

Calories: 536kcal

Author: Tatiana


  • 2 1/2 lb round top beef roast or beef chuck roast
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon
  • 8 oz medium egg noodles


  • Add oil into the inner pot. Add onions and push on SAUTE button. Cook them for couple minutes.

  • Meanwhile thinly slice meat. You can totally slice it the way you want but i really like to keep pieces small. Add sliced beef to the pot. Add 2 cups of water and spices. Close and lock the lid. Push on MANUAL high pressure for 55 minutes. If the beef pieces are thick, then cook for 75 minutes. Nature release for at least 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile boil egg noddles how it says on the package. Drain.

  • Make a slurry out of equal amount of cornstarch and cold water. Add to the pot and stir. Add cream and stir to combine. Carefully add noodles if desired or you can serve noodles separately.


To make the slicing easier, place meat in the freezer for 20-30 minutes. It will help harden the meat and the knife will slide in better.

Tools used in this recipe

Pressure cooker


Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 722mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 608IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Instant pot beef tips and noodles recipe (2024)


Why is my stew meat tough in Instant Pot? ›

Skip the stew meat and start with boneless beef chuck.

Stew meat is often cut into irregularly shaped pieces, which won't cook evenly and the pieces can be smaller than you want when making stew in your Instant Pot. Additionally stew meat tends to have more tough gristle, which will never get tender.

How long does it take to cook 2 pounds of beef in the Instant Pot? ›

For example, cook a 2-pound pot roast at high pressure for 40 minutes and a 3-pound pot roast for 60 minutes. Frozen beef: I highly recommend thawing your beef for this recipe, since you cannot sear the frozen beef. If you must use frozen beef, assume 30 minutes per pound.

Can you put meat on the bottom of a Instant Pot? ›

Put meat on the bottom

It's not just pasta that should be on top – order matters with the instant pot. In general, it works out best if you put meat on the bottom. Here's why – anything that has sugars in it can burn if cooked too long.

Can you overcook stew in a pressure cooker? ›

Unfortunately, once you overcook a piece of meat in the pressure cooker, there's no going back. You'll be left with a pile of dry, crunchy, tasteless fibers and no amount of additional pressure cooking is going to put that moisture back into the meat.

Does beef get more tender the longer you stew it? ›

Chuck meat is your best bet for beef stew, but it's also a pretty tough cut so it needs time to break down and become tender. Rush the cooking process and the beef will be tough and chewy. Follow this tip: For really tender meat, cook the stew low and slow, for approximately two hours.

Do you cover meat with liquid in pressure cooker? ›

No, just enough to keep moist while cooking - add more if you need to but usually the meat releases liquid as it cooks and it is not necessary to add more liquid.

How much water do you put in a pressure cooker for meat? ›

Place your trivet or steaming basket into the inner pot. Add 1 cup of water. Place your ground meat on the trivet/in the steamer basket. Cook for 6 minutes at high pressure.

What is the best meat to cook in a pressure cooker? ›

You can still pressure cook leaner pieces – like eye of round and top sirloin – but these work best if they've been stuffed, shredded or rolled (with other ingredients). Best cuts of beef to use: Chuck steak, Round Roast, Shoulder, Pot roast, Ribs, Brisket, Oxtail.

Is it better to brown meat before pressure cooking? ›

Brown it

Pressure cooked food doesn't brown so it's worth doing this at the start of cooking before adding liquid and putting the lid on. Meat looks and tastes more appetising with a little browning. Onions, garlic and spices also benefit in the flavour stakes from pre-cooking.

Do you sear beef before pressure cooker? ›

Use the Right Ingredients: Tough cuts of meat, such as beef chuck or pork shoulder, benefit the most from searing before pressure cooking. However, you can also sear vegetables and seafood to enhance their flavor.

Should I brown meat before putting in pressure cooker? ›

DO brown or broil it. Either give your meat a quick all-around sauté before starting a braise or tumble pressure steamed or boiled meat on a heat-proof platter and slide it under the broiler for a few minutes to add a beautiful I-'ve-been-cooking-in-a-blasting-hot-oven-for-hours finish. DON'T drown it.

How do you soften tough stew meat? ›

How to Tenderize a Tough Cut of Meat
  1. Pound it out. Pounding softens and tenderizes meat, making it easier to cut and eat. ...
  2. Use salt. ...
  3. Use an acidic marinade. ...
  4. Use kiwi, papaya, or pineapple. ...
  5. Score it. ...
  6. Slow cook it.
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How do you make stew meat not tough? ›

This can be achieved by simmering the stew on low heat for a long period, either on the stovetop, in a slow cooker, or in the oven. The low and slow cooking technique allows the collagen in the meat to break down, resulting in tender and juicy meat.

How do you fix tough stew meat? ›

Simmer in liquid. Just like for burnt meat, if your meat gets tough and dry then you can simmer it in a little bit of broth for a couple minutes. Don't allow it to overcook again but just allow the liquid to penetrate the meat.

Does stew meat get tougher the longer you cook it? ›

Cooking meat does not make it tough, it gets more tender. Meat does get dry at higher temperatures, time does not matter that much. The higher the temperature the more moisture is squeezed out of the meat making it more dry, I guess that it what you describe as tough.

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