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Swiss Steak Instant Pot Recipe- The Best Swiss Steak

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This Instant Pot Swiss Steak is an insanely delicious comfort food meal that can be made in just a manner of minutes thanks to your Instant Pot!

Have you had a Swiss Steak before? There are all kinds of ways to make it and so many recipes for it, but my favorite way to make it is with this easy Instant Pot Swiss Steak recipe. Pair this easy Instant Pot recipe with egg noodles and a side salad for a tasty dinner recipe.

Learning how to make cube steak in Instant Pots and other pressure cookers (hello, Ninja Foodi easy Swiss steak recipe!) is so easy to do. The premise of what makes a steak Swiss Steak is that it is rolled or pounded with a meat mallet and then smothered with a sauce or gravy. Whether you serve your Swiss Steak with gravy or a sauce is up to you, but the basis of this Instant Pot Swiss Steak recipe is a sauce with either fire-roasted or diced tomatoes. The Swiss steak is also often seasoned using a seasoning salt or other blend of seasoning.

The flavor of the tomato gravy sauce is SO good! You can make a thicker sauce by adding a slurry to the sauce at the end of the cooking time and heating it using the sauté function. Honestly, we like to pile the sauce onto our steak, just like we pile gravy onto Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Sausage Gravy onto these Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits when we make those...which isn't nearly often enough.

Make sure you have a large plate to serve this tender round steak masterpiece on. While this recipe uses an inexpensive cut of beef, the cooking method ensures you get a tender beef steak with a peppery tomato beef sauce. Don't be afraid to share this delicious Swiss steak with a lot of people, because this recipe is made for sharing.

Our pressure cooker Swiss steak recipe might quickly become a new family favorite. Check the recipe below to see how much meat you need to put this in your pressure cooker tonight. Then you can head to the grocery store and get all the ingredients for you fabulous meal. And, maybe go ahead and pick up ingredients for this yummy easy Cherry Cobbler while you're at it.

swiss steak on white platter

In this recipe, cube steak is pressure-cooked to make an easy weeknight dinner that is SO delicious.

Swiss Steak Ingredients

  • cube steak
  • fire-roasted or diced tomatoes
  • water or beef broth
  • onion
  • salt and pepper
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • oil
  • potatoes
  • corn starch (to thicken the gravy)

Supplies Used In This Recipe

Instant Pot Swiss Steak Tip

We especially love this recipe because it is so easy to pull together. Make it even easier by getting your steaks tenderized at the butcher and saving yourself from having to take care of that step! You'll find this is a perfect steak Instant Pot recipe.

Easy Dinner Recipes, Instant Pot Swiss Steak

You could make Swiss Steak another way, but making Swiss Steak in an Instant Pot means making an easy meal. One of the reasons we love cooking in our Instant Pot so much is that we can put all our ingredients in the pot and then step away and let it do the cooking for us.

And not having to stand over a hot stove and keep a super close eye on dinner while we're cooking can sometimes be a good thing.

In our cube steak recipes, the Instant Pot is set to high pressure to cook. Then, we're able to step away from cooking and multitask while the timer is set.

Cooking Swiss Steak in the Instant Pot will give you time to spend on things other than making dinner. Like planning your meal plan for next week. You might want to add one of our favorite cube steak instant pot recipes to that list. It's another one of our go-to Instant Pot round steak recipes.

Some other tasty recipes to try are our jerk chicken, Instant Pot chicken thighs, and our air fryer pork chops.

Best Side Dishes to Serve with Instant Pot Swiss Steak

If you're not tossing potatoes and green beans into the Instant Pot to cook at the same time as your steak dinner, Garlic Mashed or Southern Mashed Red Potatoes, both make great side dishes to serve alongside Swiss Steak.

For a tasty vegetable side dish, try green beans with bacon is a delicious vegetable recipe to add as a side dish.

We're pretty partial to potatoes and green beans as side dishes for Swiss Steak, but you could undoubtedly go another route. Either way, these are sure to be Instant Pot recipes that steak lovers will enjoy.

New to cooking with a pressure cooker? Try out the Be the Boss of Your Instant Pot Video Course! It'll help take the pressure off and ease you into cooking with your Instant Pot.

Swiss Steak Crock Pot Recipe

Use this recipe to make slow-cooker swiss steak. I'd suggest cooking the green beans and potatoes separately in this case.

Use the same ingredients, and cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4 hours. After the cooking time finishes, remove the steak and make a slurry with cornstarch and water to thicken the gravy.

How to Make Swiss Steak in Oven

You can use our recipe to make Swiss steak in the oven, too. You'll want to cook the potatoes and green beans separately.

Sear the steaks on both sides and then add them to a Dutch oven along with the remaining ingredients (except the cornstarch and water to make the slurry) and cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2- 2 hours, or until meat is tender.

When the meat is finished cooking, mix the slurry and stir it into the sauce while heating the Dutch oven on the stovetop over medium heat.

Supplies for Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot Inner Pot - I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in really handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • Silicone Lid for Instant Pot- I'm not sure how I lived without this one. Having a silicone lid for my Instant Pot has made life so much easier. It is perfect for adding ingredients a day or two ahead of time.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners-  If you are new to pressure cooking, this is a great ebook to get you started with basic recipes you will use over and over again.

How to Make Pressure Cooker Swiss Steak

If you've made your share of Instant Pot cube steak recipes, you're in for a treat with this new Instant Pot steak recipe.

Making round steak in Instant Pots or other pressure cookers like the Ninja Foodie is straightforward. We'll take you through the step-by-step instructions below and again in the printable recipe card.

Step #1: Mix dry ingredients and sprinkle them on both sides of the steak.

Step #2: Turn the Instant Pot on to saute function and heat the vegetable oil. Please keep it in the regular saute setting, which is similar to medium-high heat on the stovetop. When the oil is hot, add to the Instant Pot round steaks.

Step #3: Brown the steaks on both sides. When this is done, remove the steaks and set them aside.

Step #4: Add onions to the oil and cook until they're softened. Then add the tomatoes, scrape up any brown bits, and add 1 cup of water.

Step #5: Return the steaks to the Instant Pot. Cover them with the tomato mixture.

Instant Pot Swiss Steak Tip: If adding potatoes and/or green beans, add them on top of the steak, either in a steamer basket or in foil. Keep in mind that the pressure cookers will take longer to come to pressure the fuller they are.

Step #6: Cover and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes to 22 minutes.

When the cooking time is done, do a quick pressure release to release the remaining pressure. Then, remove potatoes, green beans, and steak. Set Instant Pot on sauté to cook the sauce down.

Pour one tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with a couple of tablespoons of water into the sauce and stir until thickened to make a gravy to pour over the steak.

Now it's time to serve and enjoy your Instant Pot Swiss Steak!

Instant pot dinners like this one are so great to have on busy weeknights. This recipe could also be cooked in a slow cooker or Dutch oven, but I love the ease with how this recipe comes together in the Instant Pot.

Want More Instant Pot Recipes?

If you're like my family, we love to discover and try new Instant Pot recipes. Here are a few of our favorites:

Recipe for Pressure Cooker Steak

Yield: 8 servings

Instant Pot Swiss Steak Recipe

swiss steak on white platter

This Instant Pot Swiss Steak Dinner is insanely delicious comfort food meal that can be made in just a manner of minutes in your Instant Pot.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Additional Time 32 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 4 minutes


    1. Mix dry ingredients together. Sprinkle over both sides of steak.
    2. Turn pot on to sauté mode. Heat oil. Once pot shows as hot, brown steak on both sides still in sauté mode.
    3. Remove steak, set aside. Add onions to oil. Cook until softened.
    4. Add tomatoes, scraping up browned bits if any.
    5. Add one cup of water. Return steaks to pot, covering meat with tomato mixture.
    6. Cover and cook on high pressure for 12 minutes.
    7. After cooking time, use a quick pressure release and then remove any potatoes or green beans you've added in, as well as cubed steak.
    8. Set Instant Pot back on saute mode to thicken sauce. Mix together corn starch and 2 tablespoons of water and pour into sauce in Instant Pot.
    9. Stir together until you reach desired thickness and then pour over cubed steak on a serving dish or plates.


Serve with mashed potatoes and a side of vegetables.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 383Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 104mgSodium 233mgCarbohydrates 21gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 3gSugar 2gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 33g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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Tuesday 4th of February 2020

I’m not finding an ingredient list.


Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

It is at the bottom of the post. Thanks!

Lily Pondisi

Saturday 6th of January 2018

We really enjoyed this recipe. It turned out exactly as posted. And I made no changes. Delish! Thanks!


Sunday 5th of November 2017

Quick release when done?

Jessica McCoy

Monday 6th of November 2017


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