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The best Instant pot steak recipe that is easy, quick, juicy, and absolutely delicious. This pressure cooker steak is packed full of flavor and so good you won't make it any other way. Let me show you how to make steak in instant pot.

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What Is Steak

Steak is a boneless thick slice of meat that is cut from the hindquarters across the muscle fibers. Steak can be pan-fried, grilled, cooked in sauce, or made in the instant pot pressure cooker as I have done with this recipe. The best cut of beef steak includes porterhouse steak, t-bone, new york strip, sirloin steak, ribeye, and tenderloin.
Beef steak can be cooked rare (seared outer, pink in the middle), medium rare, or well done (no pinkiness in the middle).

Instant Pot Steak Recipe

This instant pot steak recipe is simple, quick, and cooks in less than 15 minutes!

Steak in instant pot is a convenient way of cooking it, it requires minimal prep, and it's not messy. You also get the advantage of making delicious gravy in the same pot.

There are different types of steak including ribeye steak, tenderloin, newyork strip, flank steak, skirt steak, lamb steak, and the rest. You can use any of these for this recipe however it's best to use steak that is at least 1 inch thick. I especially like instant pot sirloin steak.

This pressure cooker steak makes use of a few ingredients but it's packed full of flavor and so good you won't want to make it another way.

I like my steak well done however I have included recipe variations for rare, medium done, and well done in this post. If you are a rare steak eater, you only need to use the saute button of the instant pot for this recipe, and for medium done and well done eaters, you'll use the saute and pressure cooker function of the pressure cooker. I have also included how to make delicious gravy to go with the steak.

I used my instant pot duo 7 in 1 6 quart for this recipe but you can also make it in any other electric pressure cooker like ninja foodie, pressure king pro, and others. The instant pot 6 quart fits 2 average steaks at a time to serve 2.

Related: Air fryer sirloin steak, Instant pot beef tips

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Ingredients

The detailed ingredients list and directions are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Steak - Use any cut of steak like ribeye, sirloin, tenderloin, etc.

Salt - Careful not to oversalt

Parsley

Oregano - optional

Garlic - fresh minced garlic or garlic powder works fine for this recipe

Butter

Beef broth - You can use water if you don't have beef broth.

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What else can be used to season steak?

I occasionally add the below to season steak but usually, I keep it simple and use just the above ingredients.

Rosemary

Black pepper

Tarragon

This homemade steak rub is so good and is my go-to. Also, I have used Montreal steak seasoning with good results.

How To Cook Steak In Instant Pot

Making it is easy, simple, and quick. You can also make sides like potatoes and gravy in the instant pot at the same time. Below is how to pressure cooker steak and how to make gravy at the same time.

1) Mix garlic and butter then set aside.

2) Pat steak dry with kitchen towels, and rub with salt, seasoning, oregano, and black pepper.

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3) Set the instant pot to saute function then add half of the butter/garlic mix in the inner pot of the instant pot.

4) Add in steak and sear the side for 2 minutes without moving it then turn and sear the other side for another 2 minutes before transferring to a plate.

If you want steak rare, sear for 2-3 minutes on each side, and let it rest before serving. For medium, and well done move to step 5.

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5) Add 1 cup of beef broth to the inner pot of the instant pot, add chopped onions and garlic. Scrape the inner pot to deglaze.

6) Place the trivet in the inner pot of the instant pot and put the seared steak on the trivet.

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7) Cover the instant pot with its lid and put the vent in a sealing position. Set the instant pot to pressure cook high for 4 minutes and do a 5 minutes natural release.

8) Once the instant pot is depressurized, open it and take out the steaks.

9) Immediately add the remaining garlic/butter mix on top. Leave to rest for 5 minutes then enjoy with sides of choice.

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How To Make The Gravy

1) After taking out the steak from the pot, Sieve the content of the instant pot and add the liquid back into the pot.

2) Set the instant pot to saute mode.

3) Pour cornflour slurry into the pot. Stir till gravy thickens then take off heat.
Serve gravy with steak

Frozen Steak In Instant Pot

Yes, you can cook make instant pot frozen steak. Here's how to:

Remove all packaging from the frozen steak.

Run steak under water to deglaze it.

Mix the seasoning and oil in a small bowl.

Brush the steak with the seasoning covering all sides.

Add a cup of water or broth into the instant pot and put a trivet in it.

Arrange the seasoned frozen steaks on it.

Cover the instant pot with its lid and turn the valve to seal.

Set the IP to pressure cook for 5-10 minutes depending on how rare or well done you want the steak.

After this time, do a quick release and bring out the steaks.

You can then empty the pot and use the saute function to brown the steaks.

How Long To Cook Steak In Instant Pot

This depends on factors such as what type of steak is used, the size, and thickness, and whether it is boneless or bone in steak, frozen or fresh. Also, the doneness level that is desired. If rare, medium rare, medium well done, or well done

Typically, How long to cook steak in instant pot is 4-15 minutes.

How long to pressure cook beef steak is between 4-10 minutes.

Steak is cooked when it reaches the below temperatures for the desired doneness:

Rare- 130-135F

Medium rare- 140F

Medium 160F

Well done- 165F

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What To Serve With

It can be served with a variety of side dishes. It is that versatile. Some suggestions of what to serve with are:

Roast potatoes, Fried potatoes, boiled potatoes, Fries / Chips, air fryer diced potatoes

Instant pot mashed potatoes

Pan fried vegetables, air fryer vegetables, roasted carrots, boiled asparagus, baked vegetables

Gravy

Jollof rice, yellow rice, spicy rice,

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Tips

  • Use a good quality steak
  • Let steak sear undisturbed on each side for at least 1-2 minutes.
  • Remember to deglaze the instant pot after searing so as to avoid burn error when pressure cooking.
  • Let the steak rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting into it.
  • Top steak with garlic butter mix as soon as you take the steak out of the instant pot so it can melt into the steak and collect with the juice.

How To Store

Allow the steak to cool completely then put it in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. Label and store it in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.

It can be reheated in the instant pot, microwave, oven, or on the stove.

To reheat in the instant pot- Pour a cup of water into the instant pot and put in a trivet. Place the steak on the trivet, cover the instant pot with its lid, and turn the valve into the seal. Pressure cook on high for 2 minutes and do a quick release. Bring the steak out and serve.

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Instant Pot Steak

The best Instant pot steak recipe that is easy, quick, juicy, and absolutely delicious. This pressure cooker steak recipe is packed full of flavor and so good you won't make it any other way. Let me show you how to make steak in instant pot.

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Course: Dinner, Main Course, meat

Cuisine: American, British

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes minutes

Servings: 2

Calories: 280kcal

Author: Kemi

Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Instant pot pressure cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 Steak
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced or ½ teaspoon garlic granules
  • ¼ teaspoon Oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Parsley optional
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper optional
  • 1 teaspoon Steak seasoning

For Gravy

  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Beef broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon Cornflour/ Cornstarch mix with water to form cornflour slurry

Instructions

  • Mix garlic and butter then set aside.

  • Pat steak dry with kitchen towels, rub with salt, parsley, oregano, black pepper, and with any steak seasoning. of your choice.

  • Set instant pot to saute function then add half of the garlic butter mix in the inner pot of the instant pot.

  • Add in steak and sear the side for 2 minutes without moving it then turn and sear the other side for another 2 minutes before transfering to a plate .

    If you want steak rare sear for 3 minutes on each side, leave to rest before serving. For medium, and welldone move to step 5.

  • Add 1 cup beef broth in the inner pot of the IP, add chopped onions and garlic. Scrape inner pot to deglaze.

  • Place trivet in the inner pot of the instant pot and put seared steak on trivet.

  • Cover instant pot with it's lid and put vent in sealing position. Set instant pot to pressure cook high for 5 minutes and do a 5 minutes natural release.

    For medium done, do a quick release

  • Once instant pot is depressurised, open the instant pot and take out steak.

  • Immediately add the remaining garlic butter mix on top. Leave to rest for 5 minutes then enjoy with sides of choice.

How to Make Gravy

  • After taking out the steak from the instant pot, Sieve the content of the instant pot and add the liquid back into the pot.

  • Set instant pot to saute mode.

  • Pour cornflour slurry in the pot. Stir till gravy thickens then take off heat.

  • Serve gravy with steak.

Frozen Steak In Instant Pot

  • Remove all packaging from the frozen steak.

    Run steak under water to deglaze it.

  • Mix the seasoning and oil in a small bowl.

    Brush the steak with the seasoning covering all sides.

  • Add a cup of water or broth into the instant pot and put a trivet in it.

    Arrange the seasoned frozen steaks on it.

  • Cover the instant pot with its lid and turn the valve to seal.

    Set the instant pot to pressure cook for 5-10 minutes depending on how rare or well done you want the steak.

  • After this time, do a quick release and bring out the steaks.

    You can then empty the pot and use the saute function to brown the steaks.

Notes

Important notes in the post. If you haven't read the post before jumping to recipe, do go back and read so you don’t miss out the details.

  • Use a good quality steak
  • Let steak sear undisturbed on each side for at least 1-2 minutes.
  • Remember to deglaze the instant pot after searing so as to avoid burn error when pressure cooking.
  • Let the steak rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting into it.
  • Top steak with garlic butter mix as soon as you take the steak out of the instant pot so it can melt into the steak and collect with the juice.

Have an air fryer? Check out my air fryer steak recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal

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