There is no greater comfort food than this Instant Pot Cubed steak and gravy. It falls apart tender, extra juicy, and the gravy is something to swoon over. Serve it up with some Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes and you have a meal fit for a king! But, I can’t stop there, this dish can be made in just 10 minutes with the help if your magic pot, I mean instant pot! That is right, once again the instant pot swoops in to make dinner a breeze, Bon Appetite!
I grew up eating cubed steak covered in a gravy, as chicken fried steak, and just pan fried. The one thing I remember is you never knew how tender the meat would be. Depending on how you cook cubed steak, or how tenderized it is will allows change your end result. But when you toss it in the instant pot, it heats it with steam which helps break down the meat and really tenderizes it like crazy. So that you can easily just cut your meat with a fork. When you allow the instant pot to natural release for five minutes is where the magic happens. This helps tremendously in tenderizing your meat, that is a trick I learned early on. I use it for most of my dishes that might have a bit of a tougher meat.
Once you make Instant Pot Cubed Steak and Gravy, I promise you won’t go back to stovetop or oven methods. You can’t get the same tenderness and juicy flavors without the instant pot. Plus this dinner is super affordable, so if you are a tight budget, this is one dinner I recommend. I think every family has had hard times and you have to get creative with meals so that you can afford it. This is pretty affordable, especially if you buy your cube steak on sale.
Here are my favorite Instant Pot Side Dishes to go with the amazing Instant Pot Cubed Steak and Gravy!
Check Out My Month Of Instant Pot Meals On A Budget
Also if you are on the hunt new recipes to try out in your instant pot, or meals that fit a budget, check out my month of instant pot meals on a budget. You will find a full month of instant pot recipes that are affordable and wholesome and nutritious. I created this to help give everyone a good guide to finding meals you can cook for yourself or the family, and having a nice variety. Sometimes I get stuck in a dinner rut, and I need change and being able to try new dishes always help keep the whole family excited about what will be served up that night.
Instant Pot Cubed Steak and Gravy
- 1-2 pounds cube steak
- 1 10 oz can french onion soup
- 1 packet of Au Jus Gravy Mix
- 10 oz water
- 1 tbs steak sauce optional
- 2 tbs corn starch
- Place steak in your IP Pour over gravy mix
- Pour in your can of onion soup and fill the same can with water and pour in.
- Place your IP on Manual High Pressure for 4 minutes.
Do a natural release for 5 minutes then quick release and place your instant pot on saute.
- Bring to a boil and whisk in cornstarch if your gravy is not thick enough.
Serve and enjoy!