Last Updated on June 24, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt
Instant Pot Cubed Steak is a great way to get a delicious and hearty meal on the table in no time! This recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time to cook.
If you are looking for a classic comfort food recipe that your whole family will love then this is the recipe for you. This recipe is also perfect if you are trying to save money on groceries because it uses inexpensive and budget friendly ingredients.
- Instant Pot Cubed Steaks
- Why I Love This Recipe
- Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
- How to Make Instant Pot Cubed Steaks
- Variations / Options / Add-Ins
- Serving Suggestions
- More Instant Pot Recipes
- Instant Pot Cubed Steaks Recipe
- Instant Pot Cubed Steak
Instant Pot Cubed Steaks
The Instant Pot cooks food under pressure which helps this recipe to cook quickly and evenly. I highly recommend using an Instant Pot for this recipe, because you will get the most tender cube steak that you have ever put in your mouth.
If you have never cooked with an Instant Pot before, don’t worry! They are very easy to use and come with clear instructions. If you’ve never tried cooking with a pressure cooker, then this is the recipe for you.
Why I Love This Recipe
Instant Pot Cubed Steak is a healthy and quick way to make dinner for those busy weeknights when you don’t want anything too complicated.
- Ready in under 30 minutes
- Easy to make
- Perfect for picky eaters
- Fills the house with a delicious aroma
If you love this hearty recipe, you may also enjoy this Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff recipe.
This recipe only requires a few simple ingredients that are all easy to find at your local grocery store. You will be ready to make this delicious dish in no time at all.
- French onion soup
- cream of chicken soup
- au Jus mix
- cubed steaks
Cream soup – You can use cream of mushroom or cream of onion soup instead of the cream of chicken soup.
Gravy Mix – Instead of au jus mix, you can use a brown gravy packet if you have one on hand.
Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
You only need a few helpful tools to help make this Instant Pot recipe for dinner.
How to Make Instant Pot Cubed Steaks
This recipe is very easy to make and only requires a few simple steps. The best part is that you will have a delicious and hearty meal on the table in no time.
Step 1: Add water, cream soup, au jus, and French onion soup to the pressure cooker
Combine 1 ¼ cups water, cream of chicken soup, Au Jus mix and French onion soup together in an Instant pot. Mix well.
Step 2: Add cube steak to the Instant pot
Add cubed steak to the pot.
Step 3: Pressure cook the steaks
Attach lid and turn valve to “sealing” position. Set manual pressure to 20 mins.
Step 4: Quick release the pressure
Once it beeps (notifying you that it’s ready) turn the valve to “venting.” This is also known as the “quick release.” The steam will be very hot so be careful when doing this. Do not remove the lid until the steam has fully stopped.
Step 5: Turn off the pressure cooker
Remove the lid. Remove steak from the pan. Turn OFF the instant pot.
Step 6: Make a cornstarch slurry
In a small bowl or cup, combine ¼ cup water and cornstarch to create a “slurry.” Pour mixture into gravy mixture and whisk well.
Step 7: Add the gravy mixture
Put steaks back into the gravy mixture. Attach the lid and leave the instant pot turned off. Keep warm until ready to serve.
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
There are many ways that you can change this recipe to fit your tastes and preferences.
Vegetables: You can add any of your favorite vegetables to this recipe to customize the flavor. Some options include baby carrots, corn on the cob, or potatoes.
Seasonings: To change up the flavor of this dish, you may want to try a different seasoning blend. Options include Italian seasoning mix, Montreal steak seasoning, or cajun spice mix.
Meat: If you are not a fan of beef, you could try this recipe with chicken, pork, or lamb.
Instant Pot Cubed Steak goes well with a variety of side dishes such as:
Do you have questions about this Instant Pot Cube Steak recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
To store leftovers, let the steak cool completely and then place in a sealed container in your fridge.
To reheat leftovers, place the steak in a microwave-safe container and cook for 2-3 mins on high. If the cubed steak is frozen, you may need to cook it for longer. You can also reheat the steak by placing it in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through.
Yes, you can freeze cubed steak before or after cooking. Simply place in a freezer-safe container with a layer of foil or plastic wrap over the top. To reheat, place in the microwave for 2-3 mins.
More Instant Pot Recipes
If you like Instant Pot recipes, give these recipes a try:
- Instant Pot Cornbread
- Easy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake
- Pressure Cooker Ribs
Instant Pot Cubed Steaks Recipe
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Instant Pot Cubed Steak
- Measuring cup
- Instant Pot
- Small bowl
- 1 ¼ cups water
- 1 can French onion soup
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 package Au Jus Mix
- 6 cubed steaks
- ¼ cup water
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- Combine 1 ¼ cups water, cream of chicken soup, Au Jus mix and French onion soup together in an Instant pot. Mix well.
- Add cubed steak to the pot.
- Attach lid and turn valve to “sealing” position. Set manual pressure to 20 mins.
- Once it beeps (notifying you that it's ready) turn the valve to “venting.” This is also known as the “quick release.” The steam will be very hot so be careful when doing this. Do not remove the lid until the steam has fully stopped.
- Remove the lid. Remove steak from the pan. Turn OFF the instant pot.
- In a small bowl or cup, combine ¼ cup water and cornstarch to create a “slurry.” Pour mixture into gravy mixture and whisk well.
- Put steaks back into the gravy mixture. Attach the lid and leave the instant pot turned off. Keep warm until ready to serve.
Need to run to the store for a few ingredients first? Don’t forget to pin this recipe so you can find it when you’re ready to cook!