This Tender Beef Tips and Mushroom Gravy recipe is your new weeknight BFF. Juicy, tender ButcherBox sirloin steak tips bathed in a rich, savory gravy will have you reminiscing about cozy nights at home. The best part? The pressure cooker does all the work, transforming this classic comfort food into a weeknight winner. 

My partners at ButcherBox brought this recipe to you! I wouldn’t recommend anything I wouldn’t use in my own kitchen, and their 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef is the real deal. It makes these beef tips sing, but hey, no pressure! Even if you don’t have ButcherBox, you can still make this fantastic recipe with your favorite cut of beef. Just remember, quality counts.

Hey friend! Remember those amazing beef tips and gravy your favorite aunt used to make? The air was thick with the heavenly aroma of beef tips and gravy slow-cooking in the background, promising a dinner that could cure any bad week. 

This Instant Pot version captures that magic with a modern twist for our fast-paced lives. We all know life gets crazy busy, and replicating those slow-cooked classics feels like a fantasy with the daily time crunch. 

But this recipe is not a weeknight lifesaver. It’s a 30-minute meal in your trusty Instant Pot, and moist, tender beef tips swim in a rich, flavorful gravy that you can serve over rice or mashed potatoes. 


What is Butcherbox?

What makes this recipe so fantastic? For starters, it uses high-quality ButcherBox sirloin steak tips. These premium cuts of beef cook up incredibly tender and flavorful, ensuring a restaurant-worthy meal in minimal time. The Instant Pot does most of the work, making it a perfect weeknight dinner solution! 

ButcherBox offers a variety of cuts and proteins to suit your needs, making it convenient and easy to find precisely what you’re looking for. They’re also committed to sustainable and ethical practices, so you can feel good about the meat you put on the table. You can even source it from the farmer, so you know exactly where your food is coming from.

ButcherBox delivers exceptional quality meat straight to your door, making weeknight meals a breeze. They offer two subscription options to fit your lifestyle:

  • Curated Box: Let ButcherBox curate a delicious selection of cuts for you, perfect for everything from weeknight meals to date night sizzlers. For $146 per box, they choose a variety of 8-11 lbs of meat (around 24 meals).
  • Custom Box: Feeling like a kitchen whiz? Craft your box by selecting your favorite cuts from their over 25 options. This allows you to fully customize your protein needs, with boxes ranging from 9-14 lbs of meat (around 30 meals) for $169.
Right now ButcherBox is running and offer through 3/31/24 - All new users will receive their choice of either 2lbs of grass fed and finished ground beef, 3lbs of organic chicken thighs or 1 lb of grass fed and finished premium steak tips in every box for a year.  CHECK OUT OFFER DETAILS (affiliate link). 

What Are Beef Tips?

Beef tips are bite-sized chunks of deliciousness, typically cut from the sirloin or chuck roast. These versatile pieces of beef can come from various cuts, but the butcher has already done the trimming, saving you time and effort. 

Are Beef Tips and Stew Meat the Same?

Not quite! Beef tips tend to be from more tender cuts like sirloin, resulting in a quicker cooking time. Stew meat, which comes from the chuck or round, benefits from longer braising to achieve ultimate tenderness. Think of it like this: beef tips are ready for a quick weeknight dinner, while stew meat thrives in slow-cooked comfort food recipes. However, in a pinch, stew meat can be used for beef tips, and vice versa!

Key Ingredients

  • Sirloin Steak Tips: Butcherbox Premium Steak Tips are the MVPs of this recipe! These premium cuts come perfectly pre-cut into bite-sized pieces, saving prep time and effort. Just toss them with seasoning and throw them straight into the pot. But(you know we love options!), feel free to use your favorite stewing beef cut. The tenderness might vary slightly depending on the cut, but it’ll still be delicious.
  • Seasonings: My secret weapon? Onion Soup Mix! It adds a deep layer of savory magic to the gravy. Don’t forget the salt and pepper—they’re the tag team that helps all the other flavors shine.
  • Aromatics: Fresh onion adds a touch of sweetness and depth, while garlic is a must-have flavor. To take the gravy to the next level, toss in some fresh thyme, rosemary, or a bay leaf as everything simmers for an herbal infusion.
  • Mushrooms (Optional): Love or hate them, mushrooms add an extra layer of yum! Sauté them with the onions for boosted flavor, but feel free to skip them if you’re not a fan.
  • Red Wine: This adds a touch of sophistication and deglazes the pan, scraping up all those incredible browned bits for an extra layer of flavor in the gravy. Not a wine drinker? No worries! Sub with additional beef broth for a non-alcoholic option.
  • The Fat: Olive oil and butter: the dream team! Oil sears the beef to crispy perfection, while butter adds a touch of richness to the dish.
  • Gravy: Beef broth forms the base, simmering the beef to tender perfection. Soy sauce adds a salty depth. Worcestershire sauce brings a deep, meaty flavor, and all-purpose flour (or your favorite gluten-free alternative) thickens everything for a luxuriously smooth texture.
  • Fresh Parsley: To complete this masterpiece, add a sprinkle of freshness and color. Chopped flat-leaf parsley is the way to go!

How To Make Beef Tips & Gravy

Here’s the quick rundown, but more detailed instructions are in the recipe card below. 

  1. Marinate the Beef: Toss steak tips with olive oil, onion soup mix, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Let them marinate while you prep the veggies.
  2. Sear: Heat olive oil and butter in your Instant Pot on “sauté.” Sear the beef tips in batches for browned perfection (about 3-4 minutes).
  3. Veg: Add onions and mushrooms (if using) and cook until tender (around 4 minutes). Toss in the garlic for an extra flavor punch (1 minute).
  4. Deglaze: Pour in the red wine, scraping up all those yummy browned bits from the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Now stir the remaining ingredients: beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, herbs, and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Pressure Cook: Close the Instant Pot lid, seal the vent, and set it to “beef” or “pressure cook” on high for 30 minutes. Once the timer beeps, let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes, then carefully release any remaining steam.
  6. Dinner Time! Fish out the bay leaves and herbs, then serve this delicious beef and gravy over warm rice or creamy mashed potatoes.

Meiko’s Pro Recipe Tips

Here’s the secret sauce to take your beef tips from good to great. The extra love you add by following these tips ensures amazing results every time you make this recipe.

  • Don’t skimp on the beef! For this recipe, you want good quality sirloin steak. I’m a huge fan of ButcherBox sirloin tips. They’re 100% grass-fed and grass-finished, meaning the cows are happy and healthy, which translates into incredible flavor for you. Plus, they’re pre-cut for your convenience, a lifesaver on busy nights. The most important thing is finding a provider you love! Whether you get yours from a local butcher you trust or your favorite grocery store, make sure it’s premium sirloin steak for the best results.
  • Slice against the grain: This helps them break down for a melt-in-your-mouth texture that’s seriously next level.
  • Sear First! Get a good sear on those beef tips! Searing helps deepen the flavor.
  • Cut Evenly: Remember, even cuts mean even cooking. I recommend aiming for pieces around 1 inch thick.

Craving a Complete Meal? ️

This Instant Pot Beef Tips & Gravy is a flavor powerhouse, but sometimes even experienced cooks crave a well-rounded meal plan. Here’s a quick and easy menu that lets the beef tips shine without the extra prep:

  • Starch: Steamed rice is a classic accompaniment to beef tips, but consider a comforting pile of creamy mashed potatoes to turn it up a notch. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the herbs, seasoning, and cheese! 
  • Veggies: Sauteed green beans are a healthy and light option that complements the richness of the beef tips. 
  • Drinks: A bold red wine like a Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect pairing for the savory flavors, but a crisp glass of Pinot Noir wouldn’t disappoint either. For a non-alcoholic option, reach for a refreshing sweet tea.

Recipe Variations & Customization Ideas

  • Remove The Wine:  Not a wine fan? No problem! You can skip the wine in this recipe and sub into extra beef broth. 
  • Make it Creamy: Want to add a touch of richness to your gravy? Swirl in a little bit of heavy cream at the very end. Just two tablespoons of heavy or sour cream will do the trick! 
  • Sop It Up! This incredible gravy deserves a perfect partner! Choose from these pairings: fluffy white rice is a classic pairing, creamy mashed potatoes for a comforting indulgence, dive into a bowl of comforting egg noodles, or go for a Southern twist with a bed of cheesy grits.

Storage & Reheating Recommendations

This recipe makes a generous amount, perfect for those nights you want delicious leftovers (or hello, hello meal prep!). 

Here’s how to store and reheat your Tender Beef Tips & Mushroom Gravy like a champ:

  • For the Fridge: Let the leftover beef tips cool completely. Then, store it in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheating is a breeze! Pop it back in a pot or pan on the stovetop over medium heat, adding a splash of beef broth, if needed, until warmed through. You can also reheat individual portions in the microwave. Just use a microwave-safe container and stir it halfway through for even heating.
  • Freeze It! Planning for future feasts? Let the cooled-down beef and gravy goodness sit in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to reheat, thaw it overnight in the fridge and follow the stovetop reheating instructions above.

Frequently Asked Recipe Questions

Got questions? Don’t worry, my friend, I’ve got the answers! Buckle up for some quick and dirty wisdom:

Q: How Do I Make My Beef Tips Tenderlicious?

A: Here’s the skinny: ButcherBox sirloin tips are already pretty darn tender, but cut’em against the grain for extra credit. Think of it like slicing with the muscle instead of against it – breaks down those fibers for melt-in-your-mouth magic. But really, the Instant Pot does most of the work here – pressure cooking = tender perfection in record time!

Q: Can My Crockpot Get In On This Action?

A: Sure can. Brown the beef and veggies on the stovetop first, then transfer everything (including that glorious gravy) to your Crockpot. Set it on low for 6-8 hours and let it work its magic. Boom! Dinner is served.

Q: My Gravy’s a Little Off. Can I Fix It?

A: No worries—gravy mishaps are easier to fix! If it’s too thin, simmer it uncovered for a bit longer. That’ll help it reduce and thicken up. Too thick? Add a splash of beef broth or water until it reaches your desired consistency. Easy peasy! Want it thicker in a flash? Whisk in a cornstarch slurry (that’s just cornstarch mixed with a little water) for a quick fix.

Q: Can I Sub Out the Beef for Something Else?

A: Absolutely! Beef is the classic, but you can get creative. Goat, Lamb, or venison are delicious choices! Remember, different meats might cook faster or slower, so keep an eye on things. The flavor profile might change slightly, but that’s the beauty of cooking – room for improvisation!

Q: What Size Instant Pot Do You Recommend?

A: I used my trusty 6-quart Instant Pot for this recipe, but you can easily double it up in an 8-quart one. The size depends on how you cook most of the time and how many folks you feed. But no matter the size, one thing’s for sure: you’re in for a delicious beefy adventure!

More Beef Recipes You’ll Love

BBQ Beef Ribs

Old Fashioned Beef Soup

Smokey Beef & Tomato Soup

Prep Your Tools & Ingredients

Here is a quick list of things to do before the recipe to ensure everything goes smoothly. This list may contain affiliate links, which will not change your price but will share some commission to help support this blog.

Gather Your Tools:

  • Instant pot
  • sharp knife.
  • Cutting board.
  • garlic press 
  • wooden spoon

Recipe Prep

  1. Read & Plan – Take a quick minute to read through the entire recipe. This will help you anticipate the steps and move like a culinary ninja.
  2. Measure –Grab your measuring cups and spoons and measure your ingredients according to the recipe. Having everything pre-measured keeps things smooth when you start cooking.
  3. Chop Vegetables – Assemble your cutting board and a sharp knife. Now, chop up your onion and mince those garlic cloves. Precision is key here, but don’t worry about fancy knife skills – just get them nice and small.
  4. Cut Beef –  If you’re using a large cut of beef, grab that sharp knife again and slice it into even 1-inch pieces. Remember, against the grain is your secret weapon for ultimate tenderness!
  5. Prepare Sides: Get whatever delicious side you’re serving ready to go – rice, mashed potatoes, egg noodles, or cheesy grits. Having your sides prepped and waiting will make plating a breeze!

Tender Beef Tips & Mushroom Gravy (30 min pressure cooker recipe)

Author: Meiko Temple
Calling all beef tips and gravvy lovers! This recipe is about to become your new weeknight go-to. We're taking juicy, tender ButcherBox sirloin beef tips and smothering them in a rich, savory mushroom gravy that's so good, you'll be begging for seconds (and thirds). Plus, the beauty of this recipe is it can be whipped up in a flash thanks to your trusty pressure cooker.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 583 kcal


  • 2 lbs ButcherBox Sirloin Steak Tips (affiliate link) , cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 oz pack onion soup powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms, optional
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 4 cups 16 oz beef broth
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Freshly chopped parsley for garnish
  • Cooked rice


  • In a large bowl, add the steak tips and massage with 1 tablespoon of oil. Sprinkle in flower, onion soup powder, salt, and pepper, and toss until everything is evenly coated.
  • Turn 6-8 quart instant pot to “sauté” mode.. Add in 1 tablespoon of oil and butter. Once butter is melted add in the steak bites and brown on all sides (4 min).
  • Add in onions and mushroom and cook until tender (4 min). Add garlic and cook for 1 min. Pour in red wine and use a wood spoon to scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in the remaining ingredients: beef broth, worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, thyme, rosemary and bay leaf and bring to a simmer. Hit cancel to stop “saute” mode.
  • Seal the instant pot lid on top and turn the vent to ”sealing”. Select the “manual” or “pressure cook” function and cook on high for 30 minutes. Once the timer goes off, allow it to naturally release for 15 minutes, then carefully release any remaining pressure.
  • Stir to remove bay leaves and herb sprigs. Serve beef tips and gravy over warm rice.


Calories: 583kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 57gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 2865mgPotassium: 1431mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 239IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 8mg
Keyword 1 hour or less, Beef tips, beef tips and rice, and gravy
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