Instant Pot Roast Beef
6 servings, Egg & Dairy Free
2 tbsp olive oil
2.5 - 3 lbs beef (Eye of Round or Top Sirloin)
Kosher salt and black pepper (for seasoning the beef)
1 onion, sliced
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup beef stock
2 tbsp regular soy sauce
1.5 tbsp all-purpose flour
3 tbsp water
Press "Saute" button to "Sauté More" to heat up Instant Pot. Wait until it says "HOT" (~8 mins). Add 1 tbsp olive oil into the Instant Pot. Ensure the whole bottom is coated. Pat dry the beef with a paper towel. Generously season one side of the beef with kosher salt and black pepper. Place the beef roast in Instant Pot (seasoned side face down), then brown for 4 mins. Generously season the other side with salt and black pepper, then brown this side for 3 mins and30 secs. Finally, brown the end 2 sides for 2 mins and 30 secs (no need to add more seasoning). Set aside the browned beef roast.
Add 1 tbsp olive oil to the Instant Pot. Add in sliced onions, then saute for 3 mins. Add in 2 bay leaves, ½ tsp dried rosemary, and minced garlic, then saute for 30 seconds until fragrant.
Pour 1 cup beef stock in Instant Pot, then deglaze by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Give it a quick mix.
Add in 1 tbsp regular soy sauce. Give it a quick mix. Place steamer rack in Instant Pot, then layer the browned beef on the steamer rack. Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position. *For 2.5" Thick Beef: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 3 minutes + 25 minutes Natural Release, for 3.25" Thick Beef: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 3minutes + 30 minutes Natural Release (Make sure your Instant Pot is in the "Keep Warm" mode during Natural Release)Open the lid, then measure the temperature of the roast's thickest part with a meat thermometer.
Once the roast beef has reached 120°F, remove and set aside on a chopping board. Loosely wrap the roast beef with aluminum foil & let it rest for 8 - 10 minutes. While the roast beef is resting, bring the beef sauce to a simmering with “Saute” function. Taste the gravy and decide if you need to add another tbsp of soy sauce or not. Mix 1.5 tbsp all-purpose flour with 3 tbsp water. Mix flour mixture into the beef gravy one third at a time until desired thickness. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt and black pepper if necessary.
After resting, slice your roast beef against the grain. For Round of Eye Roast: slice it as thin as you can (deli-style roast beef). For Top Sirloin Roast: slice it into steak size. Serve this classic Instant Pot Roast Beef and Gravy with your favourite side dishes.