Simple Beef Tips and Noodles


Beef tips and noodles made in an Instant Pot is one of my family favorites; it's a great starter recipe for using a pressure cooker. It is wonderful any time of year, but we like it best in cooler weather. Very quick and easy to make after a day at work. It can also be made in a slow cooker.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 pound cubed beef stew meat

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced button mushrooms

  • 1 (32 ounce) carton beef stock

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (8 ounce) package wide egg noodles

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ½ cup cold water


  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium-high heat and stir in beef cubes. Cook until browned on all sides; remove beef cubes and set aside. Drain and discard excess grease.

  2. Lower heat to medium and add onion; cook and stir until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and mushrooms and continue to cook until garlic is fragrant but not brown, about 5 more minutes.

  3. Pour in beef stock, beef cubes, and any accumulated drippings; season with salt and pepper. Return to high heat, seal the lid, and bring to full pressure.

  4. Reduce heat to low, maintaining full pressure, and cook for 20 minutes.

  5. While stew is cooking, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in noodles; cook, stirring often, until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  6. Remove the pressure cooker from heat and allow pressure to drop naturally. Dissolve cornstarch into 1/2 cup cold water. When pressure has dropped, remove the lid and whisk in cornstarch mixture.

  7. Bring beef and mushrooms back to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, until sauce has thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour beef over noodles and serve.

Cook's Note:

This can easily be adapted to a slow cooker. Simply follow steps 1 and 2 using a skillet; transfer the mixture to your slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours or High for 4 to 6 hours. Start boiling the water for the noodles about 30 minutes before you wish to eat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

518 Calories
17g Fat
55g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 518
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 19mg 96%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 777mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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