Instant Pot Roast Beef

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Learn how to cook Classic Instant Pot Roast Beef (Pressure Cooker Roast Beef) – Buttery Tender Medium Rare Beef Roast with Gravy or Deli-style Cold Cut Roast Beef. Deliciously great for British Sunday Supper, entertaining guests, holiday celebrations, or just because!

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Roast Beef is so easy to make in a few steps, minimal preparation with simple ingredients. It works for weeknight meals, yet fancy enough for special occasions and holiday feasts!

Many readers have asked if it’s even possible to cook a delicious Roast Beef in the Instant Pot (especially those who may not have an oven, or wants an alternative method that won’t heat up the house). Let alone a beautiful Medium Rare Buttery Tender Juicy Beef Roast.

So we decided to give it a shot! Well, many shots…hehe~

How? How can we cook the best Instant Pot Roast Beef, without roasting the beef roast in the oven?

Buttery . Tender . Juicy . Rich . Flavorful

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We tested our Roast Beef Recipe with eye of round roast (cheaper cut) and top sirloin roast (mid price cut) in the Instant Pot. The results were very promising and this method will work for higher end cuts as well 🙂

Super buttery rich medium rare roast beef dipped into umami-savory-beefy gravy, each bite bursts with beefy juice – oh sooooo delish~

*Note: This method of cooking roast beef in Instant Pot works great if you’re cooking a small roast.

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Here are the Instant Pot Beef Roast Experiment Results:

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Which Cut of Beef to Use? Round of Eye Roast is great for making deli-style cold cut roast beef, while Top Sirloin Roast is great for making medium-rare steak-size sliced roast beef.

*Pro Tip: Beef cuts such as chuck roast with tough connective tissue will not be optimal for this Instant pot Roast Beef Recipe.

Time for Cooking Instant Pot Roast Beef~

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Instant Pot Roast Beef

Learn how to cook Classic Instant Pot Roast Beef (Pressure Cooker Roast Beef) - Buttery Tender Medium Rare Beef Roast with Gravy or Deli-style Cold Cut Roast Beef. Deliciously great for special occasions, entertaining guests, holiday celebrations, and more! *Note: This method works great if you're cooking a small roast.
4.94 from 48 votes
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Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4 - 6
Calories: 362kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Brown Beef Roast in Instant Pot: Press "Saute" button to "Sauté More" to heat up Instant Pot. Wait until it says "HOT" (~8 mins). Add 1 tbsp olive oil (15ml) in Instant Pot. Ensure the whole bottom is coated with oil.
    *Note: A beef roast has 6 sides, and we are only browning 4 sides excluding both ends.
    Pat dry the beef with a paper towel. Generously season one side of the beef with kosher salt and black pepper. Place the beef roast in Instant Pot (seasoned side face down), then brown for 4 mins. Generously season the other side with salt and black pepper, then brown this side for 3 mins and 30 secs. Finally, brown the other 2 sides for 2 mins and 30 secs (no need to add more seasoning). Set aside the browned beef roast.
  • Saute Onion and Garlic: Add 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil in Instant Pot. Add in sliced onions, then saute for 3 mins. Add in 2 bay leaves, ¼ tsp (0.3g) dried rosemary, and minced garlic, then saute for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Deglaze Instant Pot: Pour 1 cup (250ml) unsalted chicken/beef stock in Instant Pot, then deglaze by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Give it a quick mix.
  • Pressure Cook Roast Beef: Add in 1 tbsp (15ml) regular soy sauce. Give it a quick mix. Place steamer rack in Instant Pot, then layer the browned beef on the steamer rack. Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.
    For 2.5" Thick Beef: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 3 minutes + 25 minutes Natural Release
    For 3.25" Thick Beef: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 3 minutes + 30 minutes Natural Release
    Open the lid, then measure the temperature of the roast's thickest part with a meat thermometer.
    *Pro Tip: For medium-rare roast beef, aim for 120°F. If the temperature is too low, place the roast beef back in Instant Pot on the trivet, then close the lid. Use the "Keep Warm" mode to continue to slow roast the beef. The temperature should rise 7°F - 10°F per 5 minutes.
    *Note: The thicker your beef roast, the longer it takes for your roast beef to reach the desired temperature. Keep checking the temperature every 5 - 10 minutes depending on the size of your roast.
  • Make Roast Beef Gravy: Once the roast beef has reached 120°F, remove and set aside on a chopping board. Loosely wrap the roast beef with aluminum foil & let it rest for 8 - 10 minutes.
    While the roast beef is resting, bring the beef sauce to a simmering with “Saute” function. Taste the gravy and decide if you need to add another tbsp of soy sauce or not.
    Mix 1.5 tbsp (12g) all-purpose flour with 3 tbsp (45ml) water. Mix flour mixture into the beef gravy one third at a time until desired thickness. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt and black pepper if necessary.
  • Serve Roast Beef: After resting, slice your roast beef against the grain.
    For Round of Eye Roast: slice it as thin as you can (deli-style roast beef).
    For Top Sirloin Roast: slice it into steak size.
    Serve this classic Instant Pot Roast Beef and Gravy with your favorite side dishes. Enjoy~
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Recipe Notes:

Which Cut of Beef to Use? Round of Eye Roast is great for making deli-style cold cut roast beef; Top Sirloin Roast is great for making medium-rare steak-size roast beef.
*Browning Beef in Instant Pot: Your Instant Pot's inner pot should look quite brown after browning the beef. Don't worry! Your pot didn't burn, those caramelized brown bits add yummy flavors to your roast beef.
*Slow Roasting Beef: From our four temperature tests in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, it is fine to open and close the lid to check the temperature. The temperature at "Keep Warm" mode is great for slow roasting the roast beef in Instant Pot.
*Rate the Recipe: If you've tried the recipe, don't forget to Rate the Recipe in the Comments Section. Thank you!

Nutrition:

Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 931mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, British, European
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Step-by-Step Instant Pot Roast Beef Cooking Guide

Prepare ingredients for cooking Instant Pot Roast Beef and Gravy. The ingredients are quite simple and preparations are easy.

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1

Brown Beef Roast in Instant Pot


Press “Saute” button to “Sauté More” function to heat up Instant Pot. It will switch to “ON” on the screen.

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Wait until it says “HOT” on the screen (takes roughly 8 minutes).

*Pro Tip: Make sure Instant Pot is as hot as it can be in order to induce a Maillard reaction.

Add 1 tbsp olive oil (15ml) in the Instant Pot’s inner pot. Ensure the whole bottom is coated with olive oil.

*Note: In total, there are 6 sides to a beef roast. We are browning 4 sides of the beef roast excluding both ends (the two ends that are parallel to how you’re slicing into the roast).

Pat dry the beef roast with paper towel. Generously season one side of the beef roast with kosher salt and black pepper.

Place the beef roast in Instant Pot (with the seasoned side facing down).

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Brown the first side for 4 minutes. Generously season the other side with salt and black pepper.

Brown that side for 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

Finally, brown the other 2 sides for 2 minutes and 30 seconds per side (no need to add more seasoning).

Set aside the browned beef roast.

2

Saute Onion and Garlic


*Note: Your Instant Pot’s inner pot should look quite brown. Don’t worry! Your pot didn’t burn, those caramelized brown bits add yummy flavors to your roast beef. 🙂

Add in one more tbsp (15ml) olive oil. Add in sliced onions, then saute for 3 minutes.

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Add in 2 bay leaves, ¼ tsp (0.3g) dried rosemary, and minced garlic in Instant Pot. Saute for another 30 seconds until fragrant.

3

Deglaze Instant Pot


Pour 1 cup (250ml) unsalted chicken stock or high quality unsalted beef stock in Instant Pot, then deglaze by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Give it a quick mix.

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4

Pressure Cook Roast Beef


Add in 1 tbsp (15ml) regular soy sauce. Give it a quick mix.

*Note: We’re adding the other tablespoon of soy sauce after pressure cooking.

Place a trivet in Instant Pot, then layer the browned roast beef in Instant Pot on the trivet.

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Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.

  • For 2.5″ Thick Roast Beef: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 3 minute + 25 minutes Natural Release
  • For 3.25″ Thick Roast Beef: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 3 minute + 30 minutes Natural Release

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Open the lid, then measure the roast beef’s temperature at its’ thickest part with a meat thermometer.

*Pro Tip: For medium rare roast beef, we are aiming for 120°F. If the temperature is too low, simply place the roast beef back in Instant Pot on the trivet, then close the lid. Do not pressure cook again because we’re using the “Keep Warm” mode to slow roast the beef roast. The temperature should rise 7°F – 10°F per 5 minutes.

*Note: The thicker your beef roast, the longer it’ll take to reach the desired temperature. Keep in mind that if your beef roast is much thicker than the one we used to develop our recipe, it may take a much longer “Keep Warm” time. Keep checking the temperature every 5 – 10 minutes depending on the size of your roast.

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*Pro Tip: From our four temperature tests in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, it is fine to open and close the lid to check the temperature, and the “Keep Warm” mode is great for slow roasting the roast beef in Instant Pot.

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Instant Pot “Keep Warm” Function Temperature Test Results

5

Make Roast Beef Gravy


Once the roast beef has reached 120°F, remove and set aside on a chopping board.

Loosely wrap the roast beef with aluminum foil & let it rest for 8 – 10 minutes before slicing (*Note: The temperature will continue to rise while resting).

While the roast beef is resting, bring the beef sauce to a simmering with the “Saute” function.

Taste the roast beef gravy to make sure it is not too salty before adding another tbsp of regular soy sauce.

*Pro Tip: If the beef gravy is too salty, don’t add any more soy sauce at this step.

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Mix 1.5 tbsp (12g) all purpose flour with 3 tbsp (45ml) water.

Mix flour mixture into the beef gravy in Instant Pot one third at a time until desired thickness.

Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt and black pepper if necessary.

6

Serve Instant Pot Roast Beef


After 8 – 10 minutes rest, your Instant Pot Roast Beef is ready to be sliced 🙂

*Pro Tip: Cut pressure cooker roast beef against the grain for best result.

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For Round of Eye Roast: you will want to slice it as thin as you can (deli style roast beef).

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For Top Sirloin Roast: you can slice it into steak size. 

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Serve this classic Instant Pot Roast Beef and Gravy with your favorite side dishes. Enjoy~


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Tracy

Hi,

I have a top sirloin roast that is 2″ thick and 3 lb. What time do you recommend for pressure cooking? Thank you! Love your site!

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Monette Eames

Absolutely yummy! Thank you so much and God bless.5 stars

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shinki-itten

Made 5-18-20. VERY good. [Instant Pot Viva 60]
Used 4.7 lbs “beef chuck pot roast” from Costco. Just fit in the instant pot. Browned as directed. Used 3/4 tsp dried rosemary, but other ingredients per recipe. Cooked 37 minutes with 20 minutes natural release. Meat perfectly done, just pinkish in thickest part. Added two carrots and two potatoes (cut up in large pieces) on top of meat after 7 minutes, but vegs too done. Next time add 20 minutes before end. Skipped gravy but used drippings on potatoes. 🙂5 stars

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Patricia

Thank you so much for sharing! I followed the the recipe, and it came out great! There were another person that did the recipe. She said it turn out tough *
Well I made a top sirloin roast beef. I learn something. I didn’t know that wrapping the roast in foil like you said for 8-10 minutes.allowing It to seal That by wrapping really made it tender and juicy my Family really enjoyed the recipe especially my grandkids!! They gave me the 👍👍👍👍🏿5 stars

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Maddie

I love my roast rate. How would you alter the recipe if I want the cook to be rare. Thank you! I love all your recipes!

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Michelle Van Balkom

This recipe was amazing. I’ve been so hesitant to put a good roast in the instant pot because I don’t want to overcook it. However, this turned out perfectly medium-rare. It had beautiful flavorful.5 stars

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Kristin

I’m so bummed. I made this with a 3.45 lb eye of round and followed the recipe and times to a T. I checked the internal temperature and it was 120-130, but it was so tough and incredibly difficult to cut and it was too tough to even eat. I’m not sure what I did wrong here, but I’m sure it was on my side given all of the great reviews. We have a power pressure cooker XL. Any recommendations on salvaging this? Can it go back in the instant pot after slicing?

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Michelle

Made a beef tenderloin even though everything on the internet said it needed to be done in the oven. Came out far better than when we cooked it in the oven. I just cut the time in the after cooking to 20 minutes. Came out amazing. Whoever said you can’t do tenderloin in the instant pot was wrong5 stars

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Dave

Hi there, I made this recipe with an eye of round 3.5 lb, I made it exactly as your recipe says. After the meat was rested for the 10 minutes and using a sharp knife, I found that the beef was cooked a beautiful medium rare, the problem is that the meat was not as tender as I thought it would be. It was rather slightly tough to cut thinly with a sharp knife, but I made a sandwich with two slices and ate it without any problem, it was more tender than I thought it would be, strange. Hard… Read more »

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Lin Patty

The gravy was amazing, the meat way overcooked. It tasted okay, not roast beef and not quite pot roast. I’m not someone who cooks a petite sirloin roast, was really surprised at the change in the shape of the meat when cooked.

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Lin

The roast before cooking was less than 2” so I thought fine with your timing. After cooking it was a cube rather than a rectangle box shape. The internal temp after cooking and holding was more than 140.

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