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Instant Pot Cubed Steak


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Recipe Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
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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 Steak on a white square plate with mashed potato and veggie on the side with an instant pot blurred in the background

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.

Instant Pot Cubed Steak on a white square plate with mashed potato, a roll and veggie on the side with an instant pot blurred in the background

Ingredients

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.

  • water
  • French onion soup
  • cream of chicken soup
  • au Jus mix
  • cubed steaks
  • water
  • cornstarch
Instant Pot Cubed Steak ingredients

Substitutions

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.

water, cream of chicken soup, au jus mix and french onion soup mixture in the instant pot.

Step 2: Add cube steak to the Instant pot

Add cubed steak to the pot.

seasoning mixture with the cubed steak inside the instant 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.

cornstarch mixture and a spoon in a glass measuring cup

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.

cooked cubed steak and sauce in the instant pot

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.

Serving Suggestions

Instant Pot Cubed Steak goes well with a variety of side dishes such as:

  • mashed potatoes
  • rice
  • noodles
  • roasted vegetables
  • salad
  • bread
overhead view of Instant Pot Cubed Steak on a white square plate with mashed potato, a roll and veggie on the side

FAQs

Do you have questions about this Instant Pot Cube Steak recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

To store leftovers, let the steak cool completely and then place in a sealed container in your fridge.

How to reheat

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.

Can I freeze this dish?

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.

closeup of a slice of cube steak on the fork

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Instant Pot Cubed Steaks Recipe

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Instant Pot Cubed Steak

Corinne Schmitt
Instant Pot Cubed Steak is a great way to get a delicious and hearty meal on the table in no time!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 568 kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cup
  • Whisk
  • Instant Pot
  • Small bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 568kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 55gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 190mgSodium: 696mgPotassium: 893mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 139IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 5mg
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