Throw that canned beef stew away and try these slow cooked beef tips. Wouldn’t you want a fresh pot of these tender and delicious chunks of beef. I wanted to keep this meal light so I paired it with some guacamole and chic pea rice. It was amazing y’all.
Before you look at me sideways about the red wine, you just have to try it. As the wine cooks, the alcohol is reduced leaving you with a flavorful piece of meat. The instant pot pressure is amazing. It traps the steam in the pot which results in juicy and tender beef. I love the instant pot, it is truly a one pot cooker. There are just so many settings its unbelievable. The best part about this recipe is that once the preparation is done, you can just set and forget. Go about your business and come back in 4-10 hours when it’s ready.
You can add vegetables if you'd like. Whether it’s carrots, bell pepper, onions, celery, etc. I just prefer mine without the vegetables. At least, that’s how my grandmother used to make it.
I also like to brown my beef tips before slow cooking. This gives it a beautiful brown color. If you have one of those days where you are tired and don’t feel like making dinner, this is the recipe for you. Try this instant pot beef recipe today, it's quick, easy and delicious.
Allow your beef tips to brown. This gives the beef a nice finished look. The brown bits at the bottom of the pot add flavor to the juice.
This is optional but I pour the juices on top of the beef tips throughout the cooking process. This helps keep the meat juicy.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4-10 hours
- 1 pound of beef stew meat (trimmed and cleaned)
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 fresh garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 cup beef broth
- ½ cups red wine
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp slap ya mama cajun seasoning
- Season meat with slap ya mama, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper.
- Press the saute button on the instant pot and add in avocado oil.
- When the oil is hot add in garlic, thyme and bay leaf and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add in the beef and allow it to brown on both sides. This should take 2-3 minutes for each side.
- Add in the tomato puree, red wine and beef broth and mix.
- Press the slow cook option and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4 hours. Stir occasionally.