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Instant Pot Cube Steak

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If you’re looking for the ultimate comfort food, you’ll love Instant Pot Cube Steak with gravy. It’s easy to make in your Instant Pot pressure cooker and is a warm, wholesome dinner recipe.

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Fresh vegetables, lower sodium and no cream of chicken soup make this a healthier take on Cubed Steak and Gravy. 
  • This is a great budget friendly, easy recipe as an alternative to ground beef.
  • It’s fast. So many times, cubed steak needs to cook for hours to become tender. Making cube steak with this Instant Pot recipe tenderizes the meat in a fraction of the time! It’s perfect for busy nights and makes a fork tender recipe with a tomato gravy.
  • Even if you forget to thaw your cube steaks, you can make frozen cube steak in the Instant Pot!

Get ready to meet your new family favorite meal!

Ingredients:

  • Sliced onions and Worcestershire sauce – instead of french onion soup mix, we’re using sliced onion and Worcestershire sauce. This combination is heaven for your taste buds!
  • Mushrooms – instead of cream of mushroom soup, we’re using fresh mushrooms here. Buy the pre sliced version if you like and save time and effort! If you haven’t made it to the grocery store, you can sub in canned mushrooms.
  • diced tomatoes – these provide the liquid for our gravy mix. You can use regular or petite diced tomatoes or even fire-roasted tomatoes. It doesn’t really taste tomatoey, though, when it combines with the other ingredients in the recipe.
  • cube steak – of course! Cube steaks (or cubed steaks) may also be referred to as Swiss steak. It’s a round steak that has been run through a meat tenderizer. You may see tiny little slits in this cut of meat and that’s what it’s from! It also happens to be an economical and tasty cut of beef.

    If you’re feeling ambitious and educational, you can read about cuts of beef.

    As it cooks, the cube steak releases juices and makes its own flavorful gravy. You can also use round steak, top sirloin or top round steak in this recipe.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cornstarch – you can also use all purpose flour. We use this along with cold water to make the cornstarch slurry, which thickens the sauce into a tomato gravy
how to make instant pot cube steak

How to Make this Instant Pot Cubed Steak recipe

One of the reasons this recipe is fabulous is that everything cooks in one pot. 

By the way, Instant Pot is a kind of pressure cooker. Somehow, we just all started calling electric pressure cookers by the brand name. But if you have an electric pressure cooker, you can make this recipe.

I used my 6-quart pressure cooker to make this recipe.

  1. Saute onion. Set the pressure cooker to the saute setting and add the sliced onion, cooking until it’s softened.
  2. Add almost all the rest of the ingredients. Add sliced mushrooms, diced tomatoes with juice, Worcestershire sauce, water and cube steak to your pot, nestling the cube steaks into the other ingredients.
  3. Start cooking under pressure. Add the lid to your Instant Pot and set the pressure cook time to 20 minutes. Note: it will take some time for the pressure cooker to come up to pressure before 20 minutes begins to count down.

    Note: if you get a Burn message, give it a few minutes. The steak and mushrooms will be giving up additional liquid and will make that message disappear.
  4. Finish cooking. When cooking time is completed, do a quick quick release on your vent. Set the Instant Pot to the Saute setting and remove the cube steaks. 
  5. Make the gravy. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and 2 Tablespoons cold water. Add the mixture to the pot and whisk to combine. Cook, stirring constantly until the mixture begins to thicken into gravy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the cube steaks back into the pot and serve. 
instant pot cube steak

What to serve with Instant Pot Cube Steak

I like to serve cube steak over white rice, but you can also serve it with Instant Pot mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

Italian green beans are an awesome side dish as well!

Tips

You can also make this recipe in the crock pot with my Slow Cooker Cubed Steak and Gravy recipe.

This is one of those recipes that tastes just as good or better the next day! If you need to make it ahead of time, you can simply reheat it on a low setting or in your oven.

More Instant Pot Recipes you’ll love:

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I think you’ll find this makes an amazing, tender cube steak! Next time you make this recipe, please leave a comment or recipe rating. I’d love to hear from you!

Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Cube Steak and Gravy

instant pot cube steak

If you’re looking for the ultimate comfort food, you’ll love Instant Pot Cube Steak with gravy. It’s easy to make in your Instant Pot pressure cooker and is a warm, wholesome dinner recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time to come to pressure 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5-2 pounds cube steak
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 16 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons cold water

Instructions

      1. Season steak with salt and pepper. Set aside. 

      2. Set Instant Pot to saute. Add olive oil and onion. Cook onion, stirring, 2-3 minutes or until it begins to soften. Turn off the pot. 

      3. Add sliced mushrooms, diced tomatoes with juice, Worcestershire sauce, water and cube steak to your pot, nestling the cube steaks into the other ingredients.

      4. Add the lid to your Instant Pot and set the pressure cook time to 20 minutes.

      Note: it will take some time for the pressure cooker to come up to pressure before 20 minutes begins to count down. Note: if you get a Burn message, give it a few minutes. The steak and mushrooms will be giving up additional liquid.

      5. When cooking time is completed, do a quick quick release on your vent. Set the Instant Pot to the Saute setting and remove the cube steaks. 

      6. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and 2 Tablespoons cold water. Add the mixture to the pot and whisk to combine. Cook, stirring constantly until the mixture begins to thicken into gravy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the cube steaks back into the pot and serve. 

    Turn off your Instant Pot.

Notes

Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 661Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 209mgSodium: 594mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 65g

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