Instant Pot Beef Rendang

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MUST Try!! Learn how to cook this Epic Glorious Instant Pot Beef Rendang (Pressure Cooker Beef Rendang) so you can have a taste of the Best Food in the World! Tender beef with an amazing depth & complex layer of explosive flavors and textures. This super delicious & rich dry beef curry might become one of the best dishes you’ve ever tasted!

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*drum roll* Let me introduce one of my all-time favorite dishes in the world – The Amazing Indonesian Beef Rendang!

Did you know for 2 years, Beef Rendang was crowned the Best Food in the world by CNN’s World’s 50 Best Foods? And there’s a reason why. 😀

Beef Rendang, originated from the Minangkabau people of Indonesia, has now become one of the 5 national dishes of Indonesia.

This super delicious Beef Rendang is packed with sweet-savory-spicy-umami-beefy-coconut-lemongrass flavors and aroma. Each satisfying bite of gourmet heaven! We seriously couldn’t stop eating! 

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Having roots from Indonesia (my dad was born in Indonesia!), my dad made many yummy Indonesian dishes for us growing up like Nasi Goreng, Satay, Gado-Gado

We’re super thrilled to share more Instant Pot Indonesian Recipes with you, and we’re excited to start with a bang via the Glorious Beef Rendang!

Get ready to fall in love with flavorful Indonesian food!! 😀

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As a note of warning, this recipe requires Time and Love, just like our Instant Pot Japanese Beef Curry.

But, once you’ve tasted it, oh the explosion of flavors, the complex moutfeel texture, the ultimate sensation satisfactions…there’s simply no turning back. Everything will be SO worth it.

Definitely not for the faint of heart, BUT once you’ve tried it, you might just become as obsessive as I am. 😛

Live with no regrets & try this Amazing Instant Pot Beef Rendang!

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Instant Pot Beef Rendang

MUST Try!! Learn how to cook this Epic Glorious Instant Pot Beef Rendang (Pressure Cooker Beef Rendang) so you can have a taste of the Best Food in the World! Tender beef with an amazing depth & complex layer of explosive flavors and textures. This super delicious & rich dry beef curry might become one of the best dishes you've ever tasted!
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Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 602kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

Garnish

Instructions

  • Toast Coconut Flakes: Add ⅓ cup (45g) coconut flakes in Instant Pot without oil. Heat up Instant Pot using "Sauté More" function. Stir occasionally, and toast the coconut flakes until deep golden brown color (~7 - 8 mins). Remove and set aside.
  • Brown Chuck Roast Steak: Wait until Instant Pot says “HOT” again. Then, pat dry the chuck roast steaks. Season one side generously with salt and black pepper.
    Drizzle the inner pot with 1 tbsp olive oil. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot.
    Carefully place the seasoned side of chuck steaks in Instant Pot. Generously season the other side with salt and black pepper. Brown one side for 7 minutes before flipping over to brown the other side for another 7 minutes. Remove and set aside in a large container.
  • Make Rendang Paste: While the chuck roast steaks are browning, add sliced lemongrass, 6 - 10 (8.8g) dried red chilies, 6 (27g) cloves garlic, 3 (120g) roughly chopped shallots, 2 tbsp (25g) chopped ginger, and 2 tbsp (25g) chopped galangal in a food processor.
    Process until you have a smooth spice paste. Remove rendang paste, then set aside in a mixing bowl. Add 1 tsp (2.8g) ground turmeric to the spice paste, then mix well.
  • Saute Rendang Paste: Once you're done browning the chuck roast steaks, add 2 tbsp (30ml) coconut oil, rendang paste, 1 (4.5g) stick cinnamon, 2 star anises, 4 cloves, and 4 green cardamoms in Instant Pot. Saute until fragrant (~3 - 4 mins).
  • Deglaze Instant Pot: Pour in ¾ cup (188ml) unsalted chicken stock, then deglaze by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom with a wooden spoon. Give it a quick mix.
  • Pressure Cook Beef Rendang: Turn off Instant Pot. Cut the browned chuck roast steaks into 1.5 inch thick cubes.
    Add 1 tbsp (15ml) regular soy sauce, 1 tbsp (15ml) fish sauce, 1 tbsp (13g) brown sugar, and 2 tbsp (30ml) tamarind paste in Instant Pot. Give it a quick mix.
    Place chuck roast cubes in the cooking liquid. *Pro Tip: Ensure the cubes are partially soaked in the liquid. Don't forget the meat juice!
    Layer 1 cup (250ml) thick coconut cream on the very top. Don't mix.
    Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 32 minutes, then 10 minutes Natural Release. Remove the lid.
  • Reduce & Thicken Beef Rendang: *Note: The Beef Rendang will look liquidy. Bring the sauce mixture to a simmer with the "Saute More" function.
    Remove & strain 2 cups (500ml) of the sauce mixture, then add the strained solids (not liquid) back in the Instant Pot. Let the sauce continue to reduce for roughly 7 - 8 minutes. Stir occasionally and be careful of splatter.
    When the sauce has reached the thickness & color in the photo, add in toasted coconut and shredded kaffir lime leaves. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt (~3 - 4 large pinches of salt). Stir frequently until the rendang sauce is not runny, and has turned into a deep brown color.
    *Pro Tip: When beef rendang starts sticking to the stainless steel inner pot, turn off the heat. Your Glorious Beef Rendang is done!
  • Serve Beef Rendang: The Amazing Instant Pot Beef Rendang is ready to be served! Give yourself a pat on the back, then enjoy!~ 🙂
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Nutrition:

Calories: 602kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 1241mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1162IU | Vitamin C: 176mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 7mg
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian
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Step-by-Step Instant Pot Beef Rendang Cooking Guide

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Here are the Instant Pot Beef Rendang Ingredients:

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*Pro Tip: We are using a thick coconut cream with 95% coconut extract.

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To prepare the lemongrass, cut off the base and the green spiky tops. Peel off the tough outer layer (3 – 4 layers).

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Then, thinly slice the white part of the lemongrass (as shown in below photo).

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*Pro Tip – Tamarind Pulp: If you are using tamarind pulp, submerge 30g tamarind pulp in 30ml hot water for 30 minutes to soften it. After 30 minutes, break the pulp down with your hands or fork, then mix it with the water. Strain to create tamarind paste.

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1

Toast Coconut Flakes


Add cup (45g) coconut flakes in the Instant Pot without oil.

Heat up Instant Pot using “Sauté More” function.

Stir occasionally, and toast coconut flakes until they are deep golden brown color.

*Note: This coconut flakes toasting process will take roughly 7 – 8 minutes.

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Remove toasted coconut flakes, then set aside.

2

Brown Chuck Roast Steak


Wait until the Instant Pot says HOT again.

*Pro Tip: You want the Instant Pot to be as hot as possible to allow for maillard reaction.

Then, pat dry the chuck roast steaks. Season one side generously with salt and black pepper.

Drizzle the inner pot with 1 tbsp olive oil.

*Pro Tip: Ensure to coat the oil over whole bottom of the pot.

Carefully place the seasoned side of chuck steaks in Instant Pot.

Generously season the other side with salt and black pepper.

Brown one side for 7 minutes before flipping over and brown the other side for another 7 minutes.

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Remove and set aside in a large container.

3

Make Rendang Paste


While the chuck roast steaks are browning, add sliced lemongrass, 6 – 10 (8.8g) dried red chilies, 6 (27g) cloves garlic, 3 (120g) roughly chopped shallots, 2 tbsp (25g) chopped ginger, and 2 tbsp (25g) chopped galangal in a food processor.

Process until you have a smooth rendang paste.

Remove rendang paste, then set aside in a mixing bowl.

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Add 1 tsp (2.8g) ground turmeric to the smooth paste, then mix well.

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4

Saute Rendang Paste


Once you’re done browning the chuck roast steaks, add 2 tbsp (30ml) coconut oil, rendang paste, 1 (4.5g) stick cinnamon, 2 star anises, 4 cloves, and 4 green cardamom in the Instant Pot.

Saute until fragrant (roughly 3 – 4 minutes).

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5

Deglaze Instant Pot


Pour in ¾ cup (188ml) unsalted chicken stock, then deglaze by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom with a wooden spoon. Give it a quick mix.

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6

Pressure Cook Beef Rendang


Turn off the Instant Pot.

Cut the browned chuck roast steaks into 1.5 inch thick cubes.

Add 1 tbsp (15ml) regular soy sauce, 1 tbsp (15ml) fish sauce, 1 tbsp (13g) brown sugar, and 2 tbsp (30ml) tamarind paste to the Instant Pot. Give it a quick mix.

Place chuck roast cubes into the cooking liquid.

*Pro Tip: Make sure the cubes are partially submerged in the liquid. Don’t forget the meat juice!

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Layer 1 cup (250ml) thick coconut cream on the very top. Don’t mix.

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Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.

  • Pressure Cooking Method: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 32 minutes, then 10 minutes Natural Release

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After 10 minutes, release the remaining pressure by turning the Venting Knob to Venting Position.

Remove the lid carefully.

7

Reduce & Thicken Beef Rendang


The Instant Pot Beef Rendang will look liquidy when you first open the lid. 

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Bring the sauce mixture to a simmer with the “Saute More” function.

Since we don’t need that much sauce, remove 2 cups (500ml) of the liquid. Then, strain the removed liquid and add the strained solids (not liquid) back in the Instant Pot.

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Let the beef rendang sauce continue to reduce for roughly 7 – 8 minutes. Stir occasionally and be careful of splatter. 

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When the rendang sauce’s thickness & color is similar to the above picture, add in the toasted coconut and shredded kaffir lime leaves.

Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt.

*Pro Tip: You will probably need 3 – 4 large pinches of salt.

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Stir frequently until there are no runny sauce left and the beef rendang has turned into a deep brown color.

*Pro Tip: The beef rendang should start sticking to the stainless steel inner pot.

Turn off the heat.

Your Glorious Instant Pot Beef Rendang is done.

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8

Serve Instant Pot Beef Rendang


Instant Pot Beef Rendang is ready to be served!

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Enjoy your Instant Pot Beef Rendang!~ 🙂


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Dom

Hi both, I hope you are ok after your car accident! I am super excited to try this having just got an instant pot – one question though- If you were to replace the beef with chicken, how long would you cook that for and would the rest of the steps be the same? I ask because there is a tiny Asian stall in my local market that serves a Chicken Rendang and it is the best curry I’ve ever had, I’d love to try it out too. Sorry to complicate things but hope you can help! Your site is… Read more »

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MDA

Having lived in Singapore, I am very picky about Rendang. I really loved your recipe. Super easy to follow. As the recipe it is a lot of prep work but absolutely worth it.

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Jessica

I’m not sure what beef rendang is supposed to taste like as I’ve never eaten it before but the version I made (based on your recipe) was tasty! I say “based on your recipe” because I made a huge error and bought FRESH Thai red chillies instead of dried red chillies. Luckily, I noticed the mistake before blending 12 of them into the paste! My toddler would have definitely not eaten it then. I ended up using 2 of the fresh chillies because I didn’t want the end product to be spicy. I also only had tamarind CONCENTRATE not the… Read more »

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Will

Thank you! This tasted as good as the one from the high-quality Malaysian restaurant we go to. It was worth the effort to find all the ingredients. The only substitution we used was galangal powder because we couldn’t find it fresh but it still turned out great.5 stars

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Judith Schoen

Starfrit pressure cooker. My 13 year old son had seconds. Which says alot.5 stars

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J W

Instant pot duo SV 6 qt: Thank you so much for posting this with step by step instructions! I was able to find most all ingredients but substituted coconut milk for the coconut cream and only used 125 ml. We will definitely make again. Was delicious!!5 stars

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Mary A

My dad was born in Indonesia, too. Beef Rendang is one of my favorite recipes and I haven’t been able to replicate the taste. Admittedly, I’ve used Indonesian spice mix packages. I can’t wait to try your recipe!

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Amanda

I have tried making beef rendang a handful of times before, and each time they came out 7/10 at best. Tonight, I tried your recipe in my pressure cooker using some $5.99/lb beef chuck pot roast from Costco and it tasted like I had bought take-out!! I’ve never been more impressed by a recipe. Where I strayed from your recipe is I pre-cut the beef into chunks, and cooked them for 35 mins instead of 32 mins and I didn’t have galangal. It came out pretty much like the one in your picture. My family rated it 10/10! Thank you… Read more »

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Wasan WEST

Hi Amy
I was not able to find galangal, kaffir lime leaves, and coconut cream. For galangal, I increased the ginger, kaffir lime leaves, lemon juice, and thick coconut milk instead of coconut cream.
I am so glad that images of each step of the process were posted, as it was a helpful guide.
After pressure cooking, it was gravy-like and not liquidy, so I kept stirring it continuously till it thickened and turned a deep brown!
All in all, it was worth the sweat as the kids loved it. I will make this again.
Thank you, Amy & Jacky.5 stars

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Jutta Holden

Oh my gosh, so fantastic! Worth the time it takes!
Thank you so much!
Couldn’t get the kaffir lime leaves, so used a lime instead!5 stars

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