London Broil Instant Pot

How long do you cook london broil in instant pot?

How long to cook London Broil?

How well do you like your beef roast cooked is what you should be asking. Cooking any meat in the pressure cooker can be tricky.

You may have to experiment a few times before you get it just right, the way you like a beef roast cooked.

I like my beef cooked well done but if you like your beef medium or rare you will not need to pressure cook it more than 15 or 20 minutes.

Because of the high pressure that builds up inside a pressure cooker beef roasts can be cooked very quickly.

Overcooking a beef roast in the Instant Pot is possible. A lot depends on how thick the piece of meat is.

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If you are cooking a thick chuck or shoulder roast you have less of a chance of overcooking it. But hey all is not lost if you do overcook your roast in the pressure cooker.

Just pour the gravy on it. Gravy fixes everything. LOL

Want to make Crock Pot London Broil instead? You can find my crock pot version here.

Love cooking in the Instant Pot? You can find many more pressure cooker recipes on my Instant Pot Recipes page.

What is London Broil anyway?

Im glad you asked! The London broil is not a beef cut or a type of meat, but a preparation method. The term London broil refers to the meat that is marinated, seared and then broiled.

In some parts of the world, you can find a meat cut called London broil but that is just a fancy name for the top round.

How to Make London Broil in an Instant Pot

  • Marinate the Beef – Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Place the meat in a large resealable plastic bag or container and pour the marinade over top. Seal and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to overnight.
  • Cook the Veggies – Set your Instant Pot to Saute mode and allow it to preheat. Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter then add in the sliced mushrooms and onions.
  • Sear the Beef– Set the Instant Pot to Saute mode and let it preheat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pot then add the beef. Sear for about 2 minutes per side until well browned.
  • Pressure Cook – Add 1 cup of beef broth to the pot, and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan to avoid a burn warning. Then cover and lock the lid. Set to manual high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • Natural Pressure Release – After the cooking cycle completes allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then vent the remaining pressure before removing the lid.
  • Rest the meat – Transfer the meat to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing thinly against the grain.
  • London Broil Instant Pot

    Determine the direction of the grain of the meat fibers, then slice against the grain into thin slices, with a bit of an angle. This is the same cutting technique I use in my grilled flank steak recipe. Check out the photo there for a visual of this method.

    Top round is a lean, hard-working muscle of the steer that can sometimes be tough no matter how perfectly you cook it.

    Properly slicing the meat will help to make it more tender by cutting the long muscle fibers.


    Should London broil be cooked fast or slow?

    Unlike broiling, cooking the meat in an oven is best done slowly over a few hours and at a temperature around 350 degrees Fahrenheit. You don’t want the oven too hot or you’ll end up with dry, chewy meat.

    How do you broil in an Instant Pot?

    Heat oil in Instant Pot on Saute and sear beef on all sides. Once seared pour in the marinade and add that extra cup of liquid, water, stock, or even beer. Lock the lid into place, select Manual. Set to High pressure and 20 minutes cooking cycle.

    How long does beef need to cook in Instant Pot?

    Season your meat as you normally would. Heat a little oil using the Sauté function and sear the meat. Add 1 1/2 cups of liquid (water, stock, etc.). Cook for 20 minutes (per pound of meat) at high pressure for large chunks and 15 minutes (per pound of meat) for small chunks.

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