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Instant Pot Beef Recipes

Instant Pot beef recipesInstant Pot beef recipes use pressure cooking in order to maximize the flavor of the ingredients. From tender pot roast to juicy Swiss steak to tantalizing hot beef sandwich, it’s easy to find dishes that will appeal to the most finicky eaters.

Hearty one pot beef meals such as Minestrone soup or Boeuf Bourguignon are quick to satisfy the appetite and keep those taste buds happy. Cover a beef stew with a simple phylo dough crust, and you have a beef pot pie you can be proud to offer your guests.

Instant Pot Pot Roast

Serves 4-6

Instant Pot Pot RoastIngredients:
1 medium onion, sliced
1 tbsp oil
2 lb rump roast (or your preferred cut)
¼ cup water
1 packet Au Jus gravy mix
1 packet Dry Ranch Dressing
1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp water


1. Turn pot on and set to sauté mode. Heat oil in pot, add onions and cook until caramelized.
2. Add water, scraping up any bits.
3. Place roast into pot. Sprinkle ranch dressing and Au Jus gravy mix over meat.
4. Cover pot, lock. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
5. Natural or slow release.
6. Remove meat from pot and set to sauté mode. Stir in cornstarch mixture and let gravy come to a boil to thicken.
7. Return meat to pot; set to Keep Warm.

Instant Pot Steak Philly Cheese Sandwiches

Serves 4-6

Steak Philly Cheese SandwichIngredients:
2 lbs thin sliced beef, cut into strips
1 large green bell pepper, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
¼ tsp pepper
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
½ cup water
8oz shredded mozzarella cheese
8 rolls


1. Heat oil on Sauté mode. Stir in onions and peppers and cook until onions are caramelized.
2. Remove onions and peppers; set aside.
3. Add beef strips to pot along with salt and pepper; stir and let brown slightly. Do not fully cook beef.
4. Add water and cover pot. Set to cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
5. Quick release; set pot to Sauté to cook down liquid. Once liquid is cooked down, add pepper and onions back into pot and stir.
6. Serve on rolls.
7. Top with shredded cheese and broil quickly to melt the cheese.

Swiss Steak

Serves 4-6

Swiss SteakIngredients:
2 lbs cube steak
1 can fire-roasted or diced tomatoes
1 medium onion, cubed
½ tsp salt
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp oil


1. Mix dry ingredients together and sprinkle over both sides of steak.
2. Turn pot on to Sauté mode. Heat oil.
3. Once pot shows as hot, brown steak on both sides still in Sauté mode.
4. Remove steak; set aside.
5. Add onions to oil and cook until softened.
6. Add tomatoes, scraping up browned bits if any. Continue in Sauté mode to cook down liquid until tomato mixture is thick.
7. Return steaks to pot, covering meat with thickened tomato mixture.
8. Cover and cook on high pressure for 12 minutes.

Cube Steak & Mashed Potatoes

NOTE: This recipe requires 1 smaller stainless steel inner pot.

Serves 4-6

Cube Steak & Mashed PotatoesIngredients:
2 lbs cube steak
1 pack McCormick Peppercorn & Garlic Marinade
¼ cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp oil
1 cup water
1 tbsp dry Ranch seasoning
½ cup milk (add more for softer consistency)
4 medium potatoes, cubed
1 packet of brown gravy mix


1. Season steak with marinade and red wine vinegar at let sit least 30 minutes.
2. Heat oil in sauté mode.
3. Brown steak on both sides without cooking through. Remove and set aside.
4. Add water, scraping up browned bits. Return meat to pot.
5. Place cut potatoes into inner pot and then place inner pot on top of meat.
6. Cover pot and set to cook for 12 minutes on high pressure.
7. Once cooking process is finished, quick release, cancel Keep Warm mode. Remove potatoes and meat.
8. There will be liquid in the pot which will be used to make the gravy. Set pot to Sauté mode. Add gravy mix to liquid, stirring to dissolve. Let liquid mixture come to a boil and thicken.
9. While gravy is thickening, add Ranch seasoning and milk to potatoes and mash well.
10. Once gravy comes to a boil, pour into a gravy boat.
11. Serve steak with mashed potatoes and gravy over top, accompanied by peas or carrots if you wish.

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