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Are you looking for a quick and delicious dinner? You will love this Instant Pot Cube Steak recipe! With tender cube steak and a creamy sauce, this is a weeknight dinner everyone will enjoy.
So often when it comes to dinner time, it’s a struggle to come up with a great comfort food dinner that comes together easily. Especially when resources are limited and on busy weeknights. It’s the end of another day (busy or not) and it would be so nice to be able to snap your fingers and dinner is done.
I can’t give you a magic wand to make dinner in a flash, but I can give you this wonderful Instant Pot cube steak recipe so you can have an easy dinner. A delicious meal made quickly.
This recipe uses cube steak, which is a different cut of beef that you may not always use. I remember using it often when I was growing up and you may too.
If you happen to see a package of ground beef looking steaks in the store, grab them up. They’re actually not hamburger, but rather round steak or top sirloin pounded with a meat mallet to tenderize it. We’ll show you how to cook them up to be tender in an easy, flavorful onion gravy.
Here is what you will need to make Instant Pot cube steak. You’ll find these are general pantry staple items and I’ll give you hints for substitutions, too:
The first step to making cube steak is to dredge the steaks in flour and seasonings then brown them. Is this step necessary? For flavor, yes. It seals in the juices and caramelizes the exterior of the meat. 100% worth the time. combine the flour, garlic powder, and pepper then dredge the cube steaks in the mixture to coat all sides.
The nice thing about Instant Pots are that you can brown the meat right in the pot. No need to dirty an extra skillet! Turn your Instant Pot on and set to saute. Add the olive oil and when it is hot, place the steaks in the Instant Pot and brown on both sides.
In a small mixing bowl, mix together the beef broth, cream of mushroom soup, chopped onions, and sliced baby bella mushrooms. Pour this mixture over the browned cube steaks.
Close the lid and set the valve to sealing, then set the Instant Pot to high pressure cook for 20 minutes. When the cook time is finished, allow the pressure to release naturally before opening the Instant Pot.
When you allow the IP to depressurize naturally, it gives time to further tenderize the meat. If you let the pressure out quickly, the meat may not be tender.
The cube steaks and creamy mushroom sauce are fantastic with these side dishes:
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also place leftovers in the freezer for up to 6 weeks.
You can also cook this in the slow cooker. Heat oil or melt butter in a large skillet or shallow pan on the stove top over medium-high heat. Brown the cube steaks on both sides. Then add the cube steaks to the bottom of a slow cooker. You’ll then pour the gravy over the top, cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.