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How to Cook Beef with an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

The Instant Pot is a portable appliance that allows you to cook food in multiple ways. Use it as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan and more. This versatile cooker comes with preset programs designed to prepare a variety of foods to perfection: from beef to soup, and desserts to side dishes.

The Instant Pot is a quicker way to prepare your favorite beef dishes. You can sear, braise, stew, roast or heat your favorite beef cuts in a much shorter amount of time than would be possible on the stove or in the oven.

Popular Cuts to Use with the Instant Pot
Any cuts good for braising, stewing or sautéing are ideal for the Instant Pot. Think pot roasts, stew meat, or even slices typically used in one-pot meals. Cook time is significantly less in a multi-cooker. We recommend cuts from the chuck or round, or any that you would first brown or sauté before combining with other ingredients.

Beef cooked with an Instant Pot, ready to serve

Cooking Beef in the Instant Pot

The Instant Pot uses a pressure-cooking technique, which breaks down tougher cuts of beef more quickly than traditional braising. It is self-contained, so you can sear and cook the beef in the same vessel. The Instant Pot also gives you the option to cook food or keep it warm (similar to a slow cooker). This feature allows you to tend to other tasks while the appliance does the work.

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