Pressure Cooker Tri-Tip
Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week! I hope this recipe kicks off a great weekend for you! I am looking forward to spending some fun time with my family! This recipe is a relatively fast meal. I purchased a pressure cooker from Amazon and was honestly really afraid of using it. I remember my Grandma opening the lid and stuff went flying.. not a pretty sight! I heard horror stories of lids flying through ceilings and injuries. The new electric cookers are very easy to use! It is sealed so you cannot open it unless it is safe. I hope you are brave and enjoy this pressure cooker Tri-Tip recipe! Really- don’t be afraid! It was really easy to use! The beef came out perfectly medium rare. You can adjust the time by a minute to two minutes if you want it rare or well done.
What you will need for this recipe:
You will need the following items to make this recipe:
1- 2lb Tri-tip roast
1 pkg crimini or portobello mushrooms
1 yellow onion
1 clove of garlic
2 whole carrots chopped
1/4 Cup Butter
3/4 Cups Red Wine
Salt and Pepper.
And of course a pressure cooker or Instant Pot.
This is an update from when I originally posted this recipe because I love my Instant Pot and use it all the time. I wanted to update the instructions because there seemed to be some confusion on the reviews. Hopefully, this helps as well as the video you can watch 🙂
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Why this is one of my favorite
Instat Pot Recipes:
This Tri-tip is one of my favorite pressure cooker recipes because it is easy to make and tastes delicious. If you make the additional gravy from the sauteed veggies it is the perfect comfort food. You can whip up hot beef sandwiches in less than 40 minutes! Or mashed potatoes and gravy with delicious medium rare beef in that time frame too! I love meals that are cooked in less than an hour!
Watch The Video!
In this video, I show you how to make this recipe. I also show you what to do if you miss the beep and don’t release the pressure on time. Don’t worry dinner isn’t ruined yet. We can save it, it just won’t be medium rare but it will be tender.
In the Video above I show you how I make this tri tip recipe step by step. I also show you what to do if you overcook it by not releasing the pressure right away AND how to make a delicious gravy from the veggies:)
Pin this image and make it later 🙂
Pressure Cooker Tri Tip
- 1 Tri Tip roast. About 2 lbs
- 2 whole Carrots- peeled and chopped.
- 1 Yellow onion- chopped
- 1 pkg mushrooms- cleaned and chopped.
- 1-2 cloves garlic- peeled and chopped.
- 1/4 C Butter.
- 3/4 cups red wine.
- 1 Pinch S & P
- Turn Pressure cooker on to Sautè and add a little olive oil.
- Season the meat with Salt and Pepper.
- When the Instant Pot is hot, sear the meat on each side.
- Remove meat and set aside.
- Add veggies and butter. Sautee until softened.
- Add wine and scrape the bits off of the bottom.
- Add Tri Tip back to pot and place on top of the veggies.
- Shut off Sautee mode.
- Put the lid on and seal the pressure cooker.
- Turn on to Meat setting and adjust the time to 17 minutes.
- Wait for it to cook 🙂
- When it beeps, CAREFULLY release the pressure immediately to keep the roast medium rare. If you miss this step, turn the pressure cooker back on for another 20 minutes and your roast will be tender but no longer medium rare. If you let it depressurize on its own the roast will turn out tough.
- In the video, you can see the difference in one taken out immediately and one that is put back in a cooked for the additional time.
- Slice into sections so you can slice the tri-tip against the grain.
- If you want to make a delicious gravy, Puree contents of the instant pot. Pour back into the pot and turn on to sautee mode. Make a slurry of 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup tapioca starch. Whisk into the puree. Stir until it thickens and serve with the meat.
- Serve with your favorite side dish or as an open hot beef sandwich.