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Instant Pot Tip Roast

This recipe is for a basic Instant Pot tip roast. Sirloin tip roast is a lean and flavorful cut of beef, and it is ideal for a hearty family meal. The Instant Pot, or other pressure cooker, with its ability to cook meat quickly while retaining moisture, is also an excellent tool for preparing this dish.  

instant pot tip roast on a cutting board

Key Ingredients

Sirloin Tip Roast

The sirloin tip roast comes from the hindquarter of the cow, adjacent to the sirloin. It’s a lean cut, lower in fat compared to other beef cuts, making it a healthier option. It’s also rich in protein and essential nutrients like iron and B vitamins. Learn about the Tip roast cut of meat here


Beef or vegetable broth is used for cooking the tip roast in the Instant Pot, contributing to the moisture and flavor of the dish. Broth is a nutritious liquid made by simmering bones, meat, vegetables, and herbs.

Herbs and Spices

A blend of herbs and spices enhances the flavor of the roast. This recipe uses a mix of garlic, thyme, rosemary, and black pepper, common in many cuisines for their aromatic qualities.

Instant Pot Tip Roast Recipe

The recipe given here is a basic recipe without vegetables or potatoes.  It is a recipe submitted by a friend who swears by it, and I have made it once, but failed to take photos. So I am using stick photos here.   For more of roasts in general in the Instant Pot and adding carrots, vegetable, potatoes etc., be sure to see my Ultimate Guide to Instant Pot Pot Roast.  Also see my Mississippi Pot Roast recipe

The ingredients for this recipe are simple. You will need a 3-4 pounds sirloin tip roast, oil, beef broth, garlic, thyme, rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste. If you want to make gravy, you will want cornstarch on hand.   

The recipe here cooks the roast for 60 minutes for a medium well roast. For a rarer roast, you will want to decrease the cook time. I ahve not tested this yet at lower cooking times though.

sirloin tip roast made in an instant pot

Serving Suggestions

  • Side Dishes: Serve the roast with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a fresh salad. Beef roasts also go particularly well with Yorkshire pudding
  • Storage: Leftover roast can be refrigerated and used in sandwiches or salads.
  • Slicing: Slice the roast against the grain for tender servings.

In sum, this Instant Pot tip roast is a straightforward and satisfying meal, ideal for family dinners or special occasions. It pairs well with various side dishes and can be customized with different herbs and spices according to taste.

sirloin tip roast made in an instant pot

Instant Pot Sirloin Tip Roast

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Master the art of cooking a sirloin tip roast in an Instant Pot with this easy-to-follow recipe.


  • 3-4 pounds sirloin tip roast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (optional, for gravy)


  1. Season the Roast: Pat the roast dry and season generously with salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary.
  2. Sauté in Instant Pot: Turn the Instant Pot to 'Sauté' mode. Heat olive oil and brown the roast on all sides.
  3. Add Broth and Spices: Add the minced garlic to the pot and sauté briefly. Then, add the broth.
  4. Pressure Cook: Secure the lid and set the Instant Pot to 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook' mode. Cook for 60 minutes for a 3 pound roast, 70 for 4 pounds.
  5. Natural Release: Let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes before using quick release and opening the lid.
  6. Rest the Meat: Remove the roast from the Instant Pot and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  7. Make Gravy (Optional): If desired, make gravy using the cooking liquid. Mix cornstarch with a little water, add to the pot, and cook on 'Sauté' until thickened.


This is a basic recipe without vegetables or potatoes. For a more rare roast, decrease cooking time.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 772Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 271mgSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 79g
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