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  • #19330
    HelenAdams
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    Instant Pot Rare Roast Beef
    I love rare roast beef sliced thin for sandwiches and beef dips.
    Cooking mostly for one, I buy smaller cuts of around two pounds and have always cooked them in the oven.
    I thought I would try the Instant Pot Smart. Would have been a snap if I had the app of course.
    Without the app it still was easier than the oven, and provided an amazingly excellent result.
    • Brown the meat on all sides thoroughly to kill bacteria.
    • Put Roast on trivet and add ½ cup water to Instant Pot.
    • Cook at High pressure for 3 minutes.
    • Cancel keep warm
    • Set Keep Warm for 3 hours and 40 minutes.
    Notes:
    • The Instant Pot keep warm is between 56 -75 degrees Celsius or 133-167 degrees Fahrenheit which is reasonably close to sous vide or slow roast oven temperatures for medium rare roast beef.
    • I selected the cooking times a bit randomly. The 3 minutes of high pressure to ensure all bacteria was killed and was aiming for between 3-4 hours keep warm and that is where the button stopped.
    • I could have tried sous vide, but was too lazy to get the vacuum sealer out.
    • One of the big advantages of this method is that you get less shrinkage. I started with 908 grams raw and ended up with 728 grams of sliced beef. The other advantage is it is both moist and cut with fork tender after slicing.
    • It turned out on the rare side of med-rare, pretty much the way I like it, but a longer cooking time would make it more well done without more shrinkage.
    • I used only ½ cup of liquid because meat cooked this way in the oven releases very little liquid. I ended up with one cup liquid for gravy which is better than the oven method as all you get there is some dry brown splotches.

    #19520
    Laura Pazzaglia
    Keymaster

    Wow Helen, that’s really beautiful – thanks for sharing the recipe!

    How did you serve it and with what accompaniments?

    Ciao,

    L

    #19550
    HelenAdams
    Participant

    Thanks for adding the pictures. I did do as your new post says, but it didn’t work. Oh well I shall try again shortly.

    I made this for sandwiches mainly although I could now quickly whip up a reasonable roast beef dinner in a very short time.

    Last night I had a beef dip, warmed beef in the dipping jus, sautéed some onions, put both in a lovely soft lightly grilled roll from the grocery store. Dipped and ate. Was delish.

    Thanks again

    #19593
    rubia
    Participant

    What cut of beef? Sirloin, rump?

    #19596
    HelenAdams
    Participant

    I believe it was round but not really sure. Any boneless cut would work. Cheap is just as good as expensive this way.

    Helen

    #886464
    Dick C
    Participant

    New to the World of Insta Pot I am about to use my pot the first time. I am using this recipe but have a question. If my beef isn’t moving when you put it on my plate so this recipe is perfect.

    I have some potatoes, onion, and carrots that I would like to add but not at the expense of a Rare Cross Rib Roast.

    Is there a way to preserve the rare beef and still be able to add these veggies?

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