how long to cook beef tenderloin in instant pot

As a general guideline, cooking a whole tenderloin in an Instant Pot usually takes around 20-25 minutes on high pressure. Adjust the cooking time accordingly if you are cooking smaller portions or thicker cuts.

This whole roasted melt-in-your-mouth Beef Tenderloin is such a classic once-a-year-celebratory dish! Beautifully cooked medium-rare beef from edge to center with a perfectly browned and flavorful crust!

How To Tie Tenderloin

This recipe requires the beef tenderloin to be tied so you’re going to want to have some kitchen twine on hand! Mine already came tied, and usually you can ask the butcher to tie it for you, however if you need to do it yourself, here’s a great article explaining how to do it.

It’s important to tie your roast though because this will ensure even cooking.

Perfect Beef Tenderloin Recipe

Now don’t be intimidated by its beauty (and size!). Beef tenderloin is actually really easy to make and it will be melting in your mouth in no time! I know this cut of meat can be quite expensive, but I’m telling you, it will easily serve a crowd and be way less than what that crowd would pay at a restaurant. Oh yes, you’re going to make this as good as any restaurant version! Beef tenderloin doesn’t require much in the way of seasoning or spicing because the meat shines all by itself! Be generous with the salt and pepper and simply let it do its thing! However, I love serving this with a delicious horseradish yogurt sauce, because horseradish and steak truly are a match made in heaven.

how long to cook beef tenderloin in instant pot

Make The Yogurt Sauce

how long to cook beef tenderloin in instant pot

While the meat is roasting to perfection in the oven you can make the yogurt sauce! So add the yogurt, sour cream, lemon juice, horseradish, salt, and pepper to a small bowl. Then whisk everything together well and then place the sauce in the fridge to chill until ready to serve.

Once the roast tenderloin is done, remove it from the oven and place it on a cutting board. Now, cover it with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes to lock in the juices. Then slice the tenderloin and serve it topped with yogurt sauce and fresh herbs!

how long to cook beef tenderloin in instant pot

Beef tenderloin is basically the name of the large cut of beef, before it is sliced into steak. Once it is cut into steaks, those steaks are typically known as “filet mignon”. Beef tenderloin is found in the loin of the cow and is regarded as the most tender cut of beef, also one of the most expensive!

As a general guideline, cooking a whole tenderloin in an Instant Pot usually takes around 20-25 minutes on high pressure. Adjust the cooking time accordingly if you are cooking smaller portions or thicker cuts.

FAQ

How long does it take to cook beef in Instant Pot?

Meat
Cooking Time (minutes)
Beef (pot roast, steak, rump, round, chuck, blade or brisket) Small Chunks
15-20 per 450 g / 1 lb
Beef (pot roast, steak, rump, round, chuck, blade or brisket) Large Chunks
20-25 per 450 g / 1 lb
Beef, ribs
20 – 25 per 450 g / 1 lb
Beef, shanks
25 – 30 per 450 g / 1 lb

How long does it take to cook a beef tenderloin?

For roasts that are 2 to 3 pounds, roast at 425°F for 35 to 40 minutes for medium rare (135°F) and 45 to 50 minutes for medium (150°F) doneness. For roasts weighing 4 to 5 pounds, roast at 425°F for 50 to 60 minutes for medium rare (135°F) and 60 to 70 minutes for medium (150°F).

How long do you cook a 1 inch tenderloin for?

For a 1-inch cut, grill 10 to 12 minutes for medium-rare (145°F) or 12 to 15 minutes for medium (160°F). For a 1½-inch cut, grill 15 to 19 minutes for medium-rare (145°F) or 18 to 23 minutes for medium (160°F). Transfer the meat to a platter. Cover the meat with foil and allow it to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Does Instant Pot make beef tender?

Normally, the only way to achieve a melt-in-your-mouth texture with tougher cuts of beef (like the beef used for beef stew) is hours of low and slow cooking. The Instant Pot speeds the process along. Because no moisture escapes, it locks tenderness into every bite of the beef.

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