One pot, fall apart tender Instant Pot Sirloin Tip Roast with potatoes and carrots in a savory au jus. Perfect for Sunday dinner or holidays, promising delicious leftovers!
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This Instant Pot sirloin tip roast recipe is made with the whole cut of beef. Paired with wholesome potatoes and carrots, all swimming in a rich au jus, it would be perfect for Christmas or New Year’s Eve!
It is not meant to come out rare but rather soft and tender. Like with Instant Pot pot roast, the meat is cooked until tender where a knife effortlessly cuts through like butter or can be easily shredded.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- One pot meal: A dump and go recipe where meat, potatoes, and carrots are all cooked at the same time.
- So flavorful: This balsamic au jus is the best ever! It’s so flavorful, you don’t even need to turn it into a gravy.
- Easy recipe: Prep time is just 10 minutes. No need to worry about cutting meat, using a trivet, or sauteing onions. It’s one of the easiest Instant Pot recipes on iFoodReal!
- Budget friendly: With rising beef prices, sirloin tip roast is one of the most affordable cuts of beef, making it an affordable option without compromising flavor or quality.
Ingredients for Instant Pot Sirloin Tip Roast
You won’t need a long, complex grocery list for Instant Pot sirloin tip roast, just gather a handful of simple ingredients.
- Sirloin tip roast: Select a beef sirloin tip roast or round tip roast that is 2-3 pounds. See tips sections below for other cuts of meat.
- Garlic cloves: Use freshly minced garlic cloves for best flavor. Garlic from a jar can be used in a pinch.
- Beef broth: Usually I use store-bought low sodium beef broth. If I have some Instant Pot beef bone broth, I’ll add that. Homemade beef broth, chicken broth or vegetable broth works as well.
- Balsamic vinegar: Infuses the meat and vegetables with rich flavor and helps tenderize the beef.
- Soy sauce: Enhances the savory richness. You can substitute with gluten-free liquid aminos or 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce.
- Brown sugar: Adds a sweet flavor while balancing the acidity of the vinegar. Coconut sugar also works well.
- Potatoes and carrots: Use up to 2 pounds of baby potatoes or any regular potatoes, like red, yellow, Yukon gold or russet potatoes, cut into large chunks. I cut 3 large carrots into pieces but you can also toss in baby carrots.
- Spices: Season with salt and pepper.
- Oil: You’ll need a bit of oil to sear the roast. I used olive oil, avocado oil is good too.
- Fresh herbs: Finely chopped dill or parsley is perfect for garnishing.
How to Make Sirloin Tip Roast in Instant Pot
Here’s a step-by-step overview of how to make sirloin tip roast in the Instant Pot. I used my 6 quart Instant Pot.
There is a full recipe card below.
- Sear roast: Press Saute on Instant Pot and wait for it to display Hot. Season roast with salt and pepper, add oil to the bottom of the pot, and sear the roast on all sides for about 2 minutes each. Press Cancel.
- Add wet ingredients and sugar: Drizzle the roast with beef broth, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce. Sprinkle sugar over the top and add minced garlic.
- Prep vegetables: Place potatoes and carrots on a large sheet of parchment paper, wrap it tightly, and place on top of roast.
- Pressure cook: Seal lid, set the valve to Sealing, and press Pressure Cook on High or Manual button for 90 minutes. Afterward, allow the Instant Pot to release pressure naturally, this will take about 30 minutes.
- Serve: Carefully unwrap vegetables into the pot, then slice or shred the roast. Garnish with dill or fresh parsley and serve with lots of au jus!
Tips for Best Results
Here are my expert tips for making the best sirloin tip roast in the Instant Pot.
- Using other cuts of beef: Feel free to swap in other beef roasts like top sirloin roast, chuck roast, or rump roast.
- Sprinkle sugar on meat: Follow the recipe steps and make sure sugar is on top of the roast, it creates a nice caramelized crust and layer of flavor.
- To speed up cooking: If you’re aiming to get dinner on the table faster, you can cut roast into 5-6 slices, sear them, and pressure cook for 40 minutes with natural release.
- To double the recipe: I used just over 2 pounds roast in my 6 quart Instant Pot and there was still plenty of room left. So you can cook a 4-6 pound roast in a 6 quart pressure cooker, but without vegetables. In an 8 quart Instant Pot, you can fit the vegetables in the pot with a 4 pound roast, but not with a 6 pounds roast.
- Don’t add vegetables to the pot: Be sure to wrap them in parchment paper first. If you add vegetables directly to the pot, they will become very mushy during long pressure cooking time.
- Use unbleached parchment paper: When heated, unbleached parchment paper will not release harmful chemicals.
What to Serve with Sirloin Tip Roast?
This recipe is a meal on its own but if you choose to cook just the meat, here are a few pairing suggestions for it.
- Potatoes: A must for comforting meals. I’ll often make Instant Pot potatoes, healthy mashed potatoes, cauliflower mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, even zucchini potato bake.
- Vegetables: Our easy, year-round favorites include garlic green beans, roasted asparagus, and Parmesan roasted brussels sprouts.
- Salad: Include a simple salad to compliment your roast dinner. Try a wilted spinach salad, healthy cucumber salad, or my favorite ever coleslaw recipe.
- Bread: Dinner rolls, Yorkshire pudding, or healthy cornbread muffins are perfect side dishes for soaking up the sauce. And the leftovers make delicious beef dip sandwiches with au jus on the side for dipping.
How to Store and Reheat
Store: Allow the dish to cool, then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Freeze: Transfer roast to an airtight container with room for expansion, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight. I’m not a fan of the texture of thawed potatoes, but I know many are fine with freezing them.
It comes down to personal preference, you can shred the sirloin tip roast or cut it with a knife. When you cut it with a knife, it will kind of shred and fall apart under pressure, that’s how tender it is.
Rutabaga, parsnips, squash, sweet potatoes, and onions are all great vegetables to add along with sirloin tip roast in Instant Pot.
Sure, you can skip the vegetables in this recipe. No other changes are necessary.
Yes, you can cook this sirloin tip roast in crock pot. Layer potatoes and carrots on the bottom of the slow cooker. Sear the roast in a skillet on stovetop and place on top. Whisk together the broth, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and pour au jus mixture on top, followed by brown sugar. Cook on Low for 8-10 hours or High for 4-5 hours. Shred meat and serve.
Yes, technically you can cook frozen sirloin tip roast in the Instant Pot. However, you will not be able to sear it which may be fine as there is a lot of flavoring in au jus. Cook time stays the same as pressure cooker will take longer to come to pressure thus increasing the cook time.
More Beef Recipes to Try
- Instant Pot Mississippi roast
- Instant Pot beef stew
- Slow cooker rump roast
- Slow cooker eye of round roast
Sirloin Tip Roast in Instant Pot
- 2-3 pounds sirloin tip roast
- 3 large garlic cloves minced
- 1 cup beef broth low sodium
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 1.5-2 pounds baby potatoes or regular potatoes cut in large chunks
- 3 large carrots cut in large chunks
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon oil for frying
- 2 tablespoons dill or parsley finely chopped, for garnish
- On Instant Pot press Saute and wait until display says Hot. Sprinkle roast with a bit of salt and pepper on all sides and add oil to Instant Pot. Sear roast on all 4 sides for about 2 minutes per side. Press Cancel.
- Pour beef broth, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce over the roast. Then sprinkle sugar on top and add garlic.
- In a large piece of parchment paper, add potatoes and carrots. Wrap tightly and place on top of roast.
- Close the lid, turn valve to Sealing and press Pressure Cook on High or Manual button for 90 minutes. After let Instant Pot release pressure naturally, takes about 30 minutes.
- Unwrap vegetables into the pot and slice or shred roast. Serve hot with lots of au jus.