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Instant Pot Sirloin Tip Roast

Melt in your mouth tender, this Sirloin Tip Roast in the Instant Pot is sure to become a family favorite dish. Made with carrots and potatoes and seasoned beautifully, it’s a complete meal!

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Instant Pot Sirloin Roast with carrots and potatoes on a plate with parsley next to an Instant Pot

There is nothing better than gathering around the table and digging into a plate of pure comfort food. Instant Pot sirloin tip roast is about as comforting as you can ask for. 

The Instant Pot method will cut down an eight-hour roast into one hour. No more forgetting to put the roast in many hours ahead of time. This is a fast, easy, and healthy recipe that is a fantastic week-night go-to. In just one hour, you can have your home smelling like you cooked all day.

Plus you get a nice dinner with vegetables made all in one pot!

As a bonus, the homemade gravy recipe is also quick-to-make and pairs perfectly with the steak, carrots, and potatoes.

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It’s the simplest way to finish the dish and take it to the next level of deliciousness.

Why You’ll Love This Sirloin Tip Roast Recipe

  • Perfectly tender
  • So easy (and quick!) thanks to the Instant Pot
  • Family-friendly and kid-approved
  • A full meal using one pot
  • Paired with homemade gravy all in one recipe

I made this recipe using my Instant Pot 6-Quart Duo Nova. It’s the perfect size for my family of four and makes releasing the steam so much easier than the standard Instant Pot.

What You’ll Need for This Sirloin Roast Instant Pot Recipe

  • Sirloin Tip Roast
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Beef Broth
  • Olive Oil
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cold Water
  • Cornstarch
Ingredients needed to make beef sirloin tip roast in the Instant Pot

How to make Sirloin Tip Roast

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Combine the Montreal steak seasoning, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, and rub all over the roast evenly.

STEP TWO: Heat one tablespoon of oil using the saute button, and sear both sides of the meat. Remove the roast and set aside.

I recommend waiting at least 2 minutes after the oil is added on saute to add the meat. You can also wait until the Instant Pot reads “HOT.”

STEP THREE: Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil and saute the onions. Add in the garlic until fragrant. 

STEP FOUR: Turn off the pressure cooker and pour in the beef broth. Deglaze the pot with a wooden spoon.

This just means to get as much off the bottom of the pot as possible.

Collage of searing beef sirloin and adding other ingredients to Instant Pot to pressure cook

STEP FIVE: Place the roast back to the pressure cooker and add the carrots and potatoes. Pour in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce. Add the lid and close the pressure valve. 

STEP SIX: Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, then complete a 3-minute natural release then manually release the Instant Pot.

Use an Instant-Read Meat Thermometer to check the temperature.

If it’s too low, remove the vegetables and turn it to “Keep Warm.” Let it roast until it reaches temperature. 

STEP SEVEN: Place the vegetables and onions on a platter to rest, and turn on the saute function. Combine the cold water and cornstarch in a bowl. Once juices are boiling, slowly add the cornstarch to thicken the gravy.

STEP EIGHT: Cut the tip roast into thin slices and serve over roast and vegetables. Sprinkle with fresh thyme or parsley.

Finished cooked sirloin tip roast in the Instant Pot

Making this Instant Pot Sirloin Tip Roast from frozen

STEP ONE: Add the Montreal steak seasoning, salt, and pepper to roast and sear both sides of the beef. Place the meat in a sealed zipper bag and freeze.

Using an already frozen and unseasoned sirloin tip roast is possible, but the beef sirloin may not be as flavorful.

STEP TWO: When you are ready to cook, start at step three above. Place the frozen meat in the pot and arrange the veggies, broth, and Worcestershire. Close the lid and pressure valve.

STEP THREE: Turn to manual high pressure, and set the timer for 40 minutes. Complete a 10-minute natural release and check the internal temperature of the meat.

If it’s not done, turn to the “Keep Warm” setting and allow the beef sirloin tip roast to finish cooking. 

STEP FOUR: Prepare the gravy as shown in the above recipe and serve as directed. Enjoy!

I like to have my tip roast thin-sliced when served.

Pressure Cooker Sirloin Tip Roast Recipe Substitutions and Variations

  • Instead of using sirloin tip roast, you can opt for chuck roast, brisket, or even boneless beef short ribs.
  • For something leaner, try pork loin or boneless chicken thighs.
  • Experiment with different vegetables. Bell peppers, mushrooms, or even sweet potatoes would all taste great with sirloin tip roast. You could also add frozen peas or green beans in the last few minutes of cooking for a pop of color and flavor.
  • Switch up spices and use rosemary, oregano, and thyme instead of the steak seasoning. Or, if you like a bit of smoky heat, incorporate some cayenne pepper and smoked paprika.
  • You can thicken the homemade gravy with all-purpose flour instead of cornstarch. For a gluten-free option, use arrowroot powder.
Closeup of served thin sliced Instant Pot sirloin tip roast with vegetables on a plate

Tips for Making This Sirloin Tip Roast Instant Pot Recipe

  • Prep the ingredients in advance to make this recipe move even more quickly! Chop the vegetables and onions and mince the garlic. You can also season the meat with salt and pepper in advance — you’ll save time, and it gives the flavors time to really sink into the roast!
  • Don’t skip the searing step, and make sure your Instant Pot is very hot before adding the meat. Searing the meat on both sides until it develops a brown crust will add more texture and flavor to the dish. It’s a must for me!
  • Deglazing is important too. Make sure to deglaze your Instant Pot after you sauté the onions and garlic but before you return the roast to the pot. You’ll be able to incorporate all of those yummy browned bits into the final results — plus, it prevents the IP from sounding that annoying “burn” notice.
  • If you find that the gravy is too thin, simmer it for a few extra minutes to thicken it. And if it’s too thick, simply stir in some water or broth, a tablespoon or so at a time, until it thins out.

What to Serve with Sirloin Tip Roast

Sirloin tip roast with vegetables is a full meal on its own, though you can serve it with a side of rice, pasta, or green beans if you’d like. Some fluffy dinner rolls or garlic bread would also complement it nicely — and they’re perfect for sopping up the gravy!

If you want to keep things lighter, a nice big garden salad works well too.

How to Store Leftover Pressure Cooker Sirloin Tip Roast

To store leftover pressure cooker sirloin tip roast, allow it to cool completely before placing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, where will keep for 3-4 days.

For longer storage, you can also freeze it for up to 2-3 months. Reheat gently in the oven or microwave with a bit of water so it doesn’t dry out.

Instant Pot Sirloin Tip Roast FAQs

Can you overcook steak in an Instant Pot?

Yes, unfortunately, you can overcook the meat. If you are working with a smaller cut of beef sirloin, like a 2lb cut, you will need to lessen the amount of cook time by 5 minutes. 
When overcooked, steak is still edible. It won’t be as enjoyable if it’s not cooked properly.
Be sure to use a digital meat thermometer when checking the temperature. For a medium-rare roast, it should be 120 degrees F. 

Does pressure cooking tenderize meat?

Yes! Tenderizing meat is one of the biggest advantages to pressure cooking.
You can use cheaper cuts of meat because the pressure cooker breaks down the collagen in the meat into a gelatin as it cooks. This is what makes the beef super tender. 

What is the Difference Between a Natural and Manual Release on the Instant Pot?

A natural release means to allow the Instant Pot to slowly lose pressure on its own. You don’t have to touch any buttons or steam valves since the Instant Pot will automatically start naturally releasing pressure as soon as the timer hits zero and beeps.
A quick-release, or a manual release, is when you manually turn or press the vent valve to quickly release the pressure. The pressure is completely gone once the valve drops.
The Instant Pot will let out a lot of steam when being released manually, so it’s important to either use a wooden spoon, or my favorite is to use a long oven mitt to protect my hand and forearm from the hot steam.

Why is my roast tough in an instant pot?

If you find the Sirloin Tip Roast in the Instant Pot tough when checking it, it just hasn’t been cooked long enough.
Turn the device to the warm setting, and let it rest until it softens.
If it’s extremely tough, you can cook it on high pressure for 5 minutes and allow a 3-minute natural release. 

Do I have to sear the meat?

While you don’t technically have to sear the meat, it’s going to greatly affect the outcome.
Searing the beef helps lock in the moisture. It gives it a nice crust that enhances the flavor.
Skipping this will leave the instant pot sirloin tip roast a little boring and it will taste like it’s missing something. 

Sirloin tip roast with vegetables on a plate in front of an Instant Pot

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Instant Pot Sirloin Roast with carrots and potatoes on a plate with parsley next to an Instant Pot

Sirloin Roast (Instant Pot)

Samantha Erb
A complete dinner sirloin tip roast with carrots and potatoes topped with a gravy all made right in the Instant Pot!
4.36 from 227 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Course Instant Pot
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 707 kcal


  • 3 lb sirloin tip roast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large onion halved and thickly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups beef broth divided
  • 1 pound potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 large carrots chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

For Gravy

  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • Press the Saute button on a 6- or 8-quart Instant Pot. In a small bowl stir together steak seasoning, salt, and pepper. Rub mixture all over the roast to coat all sides.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the inner pot, then place the roast in the pot. Sear the beef for 3-4 minutes on each side, until the whole roast is evenly browned. Remove the roast and set it aside.
  • Heat the remaining oil, then add the sliced onions and saute for about 3 minutes. Add in minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Press the Cancel button, Pour ½ cup beef broth in Instant Pot, then deglaze by scraping the brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.
  • Return the roast to the pot. Arrange the potatoes and carrots around the roast, then pour the remaining beef broth and Worcestershire sauce over everything. Close and secure the lid and pressure valve.
  • Press the Manual button, toggle to high pressure, and set the timer for 10 minutes.* When the cooking time is up, allow a 3-minute natural release, then carefully release the pressure valve. When the pin drops, remove the lid. Use a meat thermometer to measure the temperature of the roast’s thickest part. (For medium-rare roast beef, aim for 120 degrees F.**
  • Transfer the roast, potatoes, onions, and carrots to a platter to rest. Press the Saute button on the pot. Whisk together the cold water and cornstarch. Once the broth is boiling, stir in the cornstarch mixture until the gravy thickens, seasoning to taste as it simmers.
  • Serve gravy poured over roast and veggies and enjoy!


*If using a 3QT Instant Pot cook for 5 minutes. If using an 8QT pot, cook for 15 minutes
** If the temperature is too low, remove the vegetables, but return the roast beef back to the pot and close the lid. Use the "keep warm" mode to continue to slow roast the beef until it reaches the ideal temperature, checking every 5 to 10 minutes.

How to Cook Frozen Sirloin Tip Roast in the Instant Pot:

1. Add the Montreal steak seasoning, salt, and pepper to roast and sear both sides of the beef. Place the meat in a sealed zipper bag and freeze.
2. When you are ready to cook, start at step three above. Place the frozen meat in the pot and arrange the veggies, broth, and Worcestershire. Close the lid and pressure valve.
3. Turn to manual high pressure, and set the timer for 40 minutes. Complete a
10-minute natural release and check the internal temperature of the meat. If it’s not done, turn to the “Keep Warm” setting and allow the beef sirloin tip roast to finish cooking. 
4. Prepare the gravy as shown in the above recipe and serve as directed. Enjoy!


Serving: 1gCalories: 707kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 65gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 209mgSodium: 878mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4g
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27 thoughts on “Instant Pot Sirloin Tip Roast”

  1. Not a fan! My 3 lb roast was only 85° inside after 10 minutes and the vegetables were already mush. Now it’s cooking again. We’ll see how the meat turns out, flavour wise and tender wise. I’m so bummed already, I had to leave a comment!

    • Hi Emma,
      Did you saute the roast before putting the vegetables in? Browning all sides of the roast will help cook the roast before adding the vegetables in. If you find this to still be a problem, you can cook the roast for half the time, then add the vegetables in and finish it for the other half.

  2. Wow! This turned out so amazingly well!! I had a locally farmed, organic, sirloin tip roast. It was 2.7 lb. I set tilde insta pot for 8 minutes on high pressure and a three minute release. When I checked the temp, it was at about 90 F. I took out the veggies as per the recommendation and I put it back to high pressure for two minutes. I then did an immediate release. Perfect! What a tender, juicy roast! Not bad for a vegetarian cooking it for her meat-loving kids! 😄 They LOVED it. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • I’m thrilled to hear how well your sirloin tip roast turned out! Your Insta Pot timing and steps sound spot on. It’s fantastic that even as a vegetarian, you nailed a tender roast for your meat-loving kids. Their love for it is the best endorsement. You’re very welcome, and I’m happy the recipe worked for you!

  3. 5/5 stars for sure! Loved this. Simple and delicious. I pressure cooked for 5 mins with 2 lb roast then took veggies out and used slow cook feature on instant pot for an additional 5 mins. Turned out perfect!

  4. Hi There
    I don’t know about 10 minutes total and 120F. According to the beef people, you should be aiming for 135F if you’re looking for medium rare. If you want rare, then 125F should be what you want. The meat ‘should’ rise in temp slightly while it’s resting, but still.

    • Hi Barb, The roast will continue to rise in temperature once removed from the heat, possibly another 5-8 degrees. I’ve had great results pulling my roast at 120 degrees F, but feel free to adjust the cook time to fit the ‘doneness’ level you desire.

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