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How to Cook Beef in a Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Your pressure cooker, multi-cooker or Instant Pot® is a quick and easy tool for preparing your best beef recipes. Sear, braise, stew, roast or stir-fry in minutes. Versatility is the name of the pressure cooker game.

Best Cuts for Your Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot
You can cook any cut in a multi-cooker, but we recommend those from the chuck and round. These beef cuts typically take hours to prepare using braising and roasting methods. The multi-cooker allows you to make your favorite pot roast, beef stew or one-pot meal in much less time. And it’s great for recipes that require browning beef first, then combining with other ingredients.

Beef cooked with a Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot, ready to serve

Cooking Beef in a Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

The Pressure Cooker/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 Pressure Cooker/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.

Tips & Tools

Great Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot Recipes

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