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Instant Pot Cubed Steak and Gravy

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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!

Instant Pot Cubed Steak and Gravy

But, I can’t stop there, this dish can be made in just 10 minutes with the help of 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 gravy, like 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.

Instant Pot Cubed Steak and Gravy

Why make Cubed Steak in the Instant Pot?

Instant Pot Cubed Steak Recipe is the ultimate comfort food. This takes tough cubed steak and turns it into tender juicy steak with a gravy that is rich and full of flavor.

What Do I need?

  • Instant Pot Or Pressure Cooker
  • 1-2 Pound Cubed 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

How To make Pressure Cooked Cubed Steak and Gravy:

  • Place steak in your IP pour the gravy mix over the top.
  • Add your can of onion soup.
  • Fill the same can with water and add to the instant pot.
  • Cook on Manual High Pressure for 4 minutes.
  • Do a natural release for 5 minutes then a quick release.
  • Place your instant pot back on sauté setting.
  • Make a slurry with the cornstarch mixing cornstarch and 1/2 cup of juices in the pot.
  •  Bring to a boil and add the cornstarch slurry. 
  • Continue cooking for 3-5 minutes until your desired thickness.

Chef Tips and Tricks

  • Make a cornstarch Slurry to reach the desired thickness of your gravy.
  • Do a natural release for 5 minutes. 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 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 on 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.

If I am making Steak on the stovetop I use The Worlds Best Steak Marinade

Instant pot Cubed Steak and Gravy

Frequent Asked Questions:

Do I need a special brand Pressure Cooker?

No you can use any brand pressure cooker. I love my Instant Pot Brand but this recipe will work with any pressure cooker.

My Pot won’t come to pressure?

Make sure you added liquid to the pot also check the rubber seal and make sure it’s in place.

I got the dreaded Burn Message.

I have never had that complaint with this recipe but if you do get the burn message make sure nothing is stuck to the bottom of the pan. This will cause the burn notice.

 

More Instant Pot Meals

Also if you are on the hunt for 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 helps keep the whole family excited about what will be served up that night. 

Instant pot Cubed Steak and Gravy
Instant pot Cubed Steak and Gravy

Instant Pot Cubed Steak and Gravy

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes

You can have a hearty instant pot cubed steak dinner on the table in under 15 minutes the best part is everyone will love it. 

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Place steak in your IP pour the gravy mix over the top.
  2. Add your can of onion soup.
  3. Fill the same can with water and add to the instant pot.
  4. Cook on Manual High Pressure for 4 minutes.
  5. Do a natural release for 5 minutes then a quick release.
  6. Place your instant pot back on saute.
  7. Make a slurry with the cornstarch mixing cornstarch and 1/2 cup of juices in the pot.
  8.  Bring to a boil and add the cornstarch slurry. 
  9. Continue cooking for 3-5 minutes until your desired thickness.
  10.  Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 561Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 585mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 53g

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E.B.

Thursday 9th of June 2022

This is such an easy and wonderful recipe! I used Worcestershire sauce in place of steak sauce and complimented the meal with fresh, steamed broccoli and my signature homemade mashed taters. This is definitely a "do again" recipe!

Adventures of a Nurse

Sunday 1st of May 2022

I have made this recipe many times and it’s very tender

Sally

Wednesday 20th of April 2022

Could this be done from frozen?

Adventures of a Nurse

Wednesday 20th of April 2022

Yes

Amanda

Thursday 6th of January 2022

I made this tonight and the meat was super tough. What did I forget to do?!

Anita Y Beard

Friday 10th of December 2021

I seasoned my cubed steaks with salt and pepper and dredged in flour, then turned instant pot on saute added to tablespoons of oil when instant pot reached the temperature reading of hot I placed steaks in and browned them on both sides. Removed steaks from pot added 10 ounces of water and stirred the pot until all the drippings came from the bottom, then turned the instant pot off. Then add all the ingredients stirred and place steaks in and cooked as the recipe read. Absolutely Delicious

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