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Instant Pot Steak Recipe

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Ready for a delicious meal? This recipe is pretty flexible because it doesn't call for a particular cut of beef. This is the perfect Instant Pot recipe for a ribeye steak, round steak, swiss steak, skirt steak or flank steak. Give this Instant Pot Steak recipe a try for dinner tonight.

Not only are we offering up an easy recipe using your electric pressure cooker, but it doesn't take much to make this Instant Pot steak recipe. A few ingredients, but nothing special.

If you'd like, you can add a splash of Worcestershire sauce to the beef stock for extra flavor in the recipe. If you don't have beef broth, you can use a cup of water or...but really, we're all about the flavor! Just make sure you add a cup of liquid- whatever it is.

We also saute the steak on both sides before we cook on high pressure, so turn on that saute function (or a hot skillet), add in a splash of olive oil to the inner pot, and season steaks with salt, black pepper, and maybe some garlic powder to prep the perfect flavor combination.

Don't be afraid to substitute the olive oil for some garlic butter. It's all about that flavor! This is an Instant Pot pressure cooker steak recipe you'll want to hang onto.

Hands down, this is the best steak recipe we've made in the pressure cooker. A tender and perfectly seasoned steak is pressure cooked to perfection. Pressure cooker steak is crazy simple and offers a great end result. 

This steak with gravy is great to pair with garlic mashed potatoes, a side of veggies, crisp green salad, etc.

steak with mushrooms and onions on white plate

I love steak, but I always don't want to head outdoors and turn the grill on. Now, with your Instant Pot, you can cook steak that is tender, juicy, and full of flavor.

Skip the grill, and stay inside for a hands-off steak recipe that won't disappoint.

Why You Will Love This Instant Pot Steak...

  • Easy
  • Simple Ingredients From Fridge and Pantry
  • Quick Cooking
  • Great for any cut of steak - flank steak, rib eye, KC strip, etc
  • You can alter spices to adjust the flavor

More Instant Pot Steak Recipes | Hamburger Steaks, Philly Cheesesteaks, Sous Vide Steak


  • Steak
  • Broth or Water
  • Seasonings
  • Cornstarch + Water (cornstarch slurry for gravy)
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
steak in instant pot

How to Make

Full directions on How to Make Instant Pot Steak are in the recipe card below. This is a quick walk-through on how to make it.

Start by patting dry your steaks, and then season them as directed. I tend to liberally season the steaks to help lock in all the flavor!

Now you will add some oil into your Instant Pot and turn the saute feature on.

You will then place steak in the Instant Pot to sear the steaks on all sides. This will create texture and lock in tons of flavor from the seasonings.

searing steak on both sides

Once done, pour in your water or broth, and deglaze the pot. You need to do this to prevent the burn notice from stuck on bits.

Place trivet in the pressure cooker, and then sit the steak on the trivet.

Pressure cook the steak as directed, and then remove the steak and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

If you want to make gravy, turn the Instant Pot to saute, and sauté the onions and mushrooms. Or, sauté the onions and mushrooms on the stovetop while the steak is pressure cooking.

saute onions in pan

Then, you'll create a cornstarch slurry you stir in to the hot mixture. It will thicken, and you can pour over your steaks.


Don't plan to eat all your steak and gravy right away? No problem! Just take any leftovers and place in the proper airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days.

Then when you want to eat, reheat on the stove or in the microwave.

If you find the gravy is too thick add a splash of broth to it, to thin it up. Whisk until lumps are gone and pour over the steak.


  • Skip the gravy if you don't want to serve it with a brown gravy.
  • Use any cut of steak you want. This is a great flank steak recipe, rib eye steak recipe, KC strip steak, New York strip recipe, etc.
  • Change up the seasonings you use to flavor the steak. Reach for your own rub recipe, or buy your favorite brand.


  • Don't skip searing steak, it is what adds flavor to your meat.
  • If you cook from frozen, then skip the sear, and once done, liberally season and then pan sear to lock in flavor.
  • The gravy adds tons of flavor to the steak, I recommend not leaving it off.
  • Add in some mushrooms or even onions to dress up the sauce.
tasty steak with mushroom and onions on top


What is steak?

Steak is a cut from beef. Depending on the cut you can have a boneless steak or bone-in steak. You can use steak for almost any recipe. From grilling to baking in the oven to Instant pot.

Do I need to allow steak to rest?

Once your steak is cooked, it is important to allow your steak to rest 5-10 minutes. This will help to ensure your steak is juicy, and tender. Otherwise, it will juice a lot when you slice, drying your steak out.

What is the best way to cook steak?

Cooking steak can be done in so many ways. One of the most popular ways is to grill or use a cast iron to cook steaks. I find that this Instant Pot steak is just as tasty, and offers a hands-off approach.

How to cut steak?

Cutting steak can be so simple to do. The key is to cut against the grain, this allows you to have that soft, tender steak you are hoping for.

What to Serve With Steak Dinner

Not sure what to serve with this Instant Pot steak? Here are some ideas for you to consider.

Yield: 2 servings

Instant Pot Steak

instant pot steak with mushrooms and onions on white plate

Instant Pot Steak smothered with mushrooms and onions is an easy steak recipe you'll want to try. Skip the grilling or cooking on the stovetop and let the Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi do the heavy lifting on this steak recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


Pressure Cooker Steaks

  • 2 (6-8 ounce) ribeye steaks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth

Mushroom onion topping

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-2 tablespoons water


    1. Pat the steak dry with paper towels.
    2. Rub the steaks with the salt, pepper and steak seasoning.
    3. Set the Instant Pot to saute and then add the butter.
    4. Put the steaks in the Instant Pot.
    5. Sear each side for 2 minutes, and then remove the steaks from the pressure cooker and place them on a plate.
    6. Add the broth to the pot and then scrape the bottom of the pot to deglaze.
    7. Put the trivet in the pot. Position each steak on the trivet.
    8. Put the lid on the Instant Pot.
    9. Turn the vent to seal. And then set to pressure cook on high for 5 minutes.
    10. When the pressure cooking time finishes, do a natural release for 5 minutes.
    11. In a large saute pan add the butter and onions. Cook for 6-7 minutes on medium heat until onions are translucent.
    12. Add the minced garlic and mushrooms, toss to combine. Cook the onion mixture for an additinal 5 minutes.
    13. Mix the corn starch with water until smooth and then add the corn starch slurry to the and toss to combine until mixture is thickened.
    14. Remove the steaks from the Instant Pot.
    15. Plate the steaks and then top with the onion mushroom gravy.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 615Total Fat 45gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 168mgSodium 1590mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 5gSugar 6gProtein 35g

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If you try this Instant Pot steak let me know in the comments how you like it! Cooking steak in Instant Pot is so easy to do!

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Thursday 9th of February 2023

Would this recipe be good for a medium rare chuck steak? Same cooking time?


Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Can I make these medium rare?

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