Looking for an Instant Pot Baked Cubed Steak recipe? When it comes to favorite meats to cook in your Instant Pot pressure cooker, cube steak might not be the first dish that comes to mind. However, I encourage you to give this recipe a try because it’s economical and the pressure cooker makes the meat tender and delicious.
Cube steak is very lean, often top round or top sirloin, and it’s been pre-tenderized making it more enjoyable than some other leaner cuts of beef. Add to that the fact that Instant Pot pressure cooking makes the meat even more delicious, this Instant Pot Baked Cubed Steak is well worth making for your next easy family dinner.
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Cooking with Cube Steak
What is Cube Steak?
Cube steak is beef that has been run through a mechanical tenderizer, called a meat cuber or swissing machine. The resulting steak is called a cube steak (or swiss steak) because of the indentations made by the tenderizer.
Cube steak is both inexpensive and lean, but even with tenderizing can be a more tough type of meat. Often skillet-fried, consider Instant Pot cooking to keep your cube steak especially tender and flavorful.
How Do You Make Cube Steak Tender?
How To Tenderize Cube Steak
If you have a meat mallet it will work great for tenderizing cubed steaks. Place the steak in a freezer Ziploc bag or between two sheets of parchment paper and hammer away.
Not to worry though, you can tenderize cube steak with a big knife and it works great. Just take a large serrated knife and across the steak make lots of cuts about 1/8 inch thick and again diagonal. Flip the steak over and repeat the process.
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What to serve with Instant Pot Cube Steak
When you use the recipe below, you have an amazing recipe for cube steak! So not you need some side dish recipes to go along with your Cube Steak dinner. I recommend the following.
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Instant Pot Cube Steak Recipe
This simple Instant Pot Baked Cube Steak is as delicious as it is easy. Your family will ask you to make it part of your regular dinner recipe rotation.
Instant Pot Baked Cubed Steak
- 1 ¼ cups water
- 1 can of french onion soup
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 package of 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 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 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 lid until the steam has fully stopped.
- Remove 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 gravy mixture. Attach lid and leave the instant pot turned off. Keep warm until ready to serve.
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Directions for Instant Pot Baked Cube Steak – Step by Step with Photos
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
This recipe comes together with a few simple ingredients you can find at any grocery store.
Step 2: Add Soups to Instant Pot
Combine 1 ¼ cups water, cream of chicken soup, Au Jus mix and French onion soup together in Instant pot. Mix well.
Step 3: Add Steak
Add cubed steak to the pot.
Step 4: Seal and Cook
Attach lid and turn valve to “sealing” position. Set manual pressure to 20 mins.
Once it beeps (notifying you that it’s ready) turn 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 lid until the steam has fully stopped.
Remove lid. Remove steak from the pan. Turn OFF the instant pot.
At this point, you can serve just the steak (without gravy) or you can follow the steps to create gravy.
Step 5: Make Gravy
In a small bowl or cup, combine ¼ cup water and cornstarch to create a “slurry”. Pour mixture into grave mixture and whisk well.
Put steaks back into gravy mixture. Attach lid and leave the instant pot turned off. Keep warm until ready to serve. Serve with mashed potatoes and a salad or any of your favorite side dishes.
Enjoy comfort food at its best.
What’s your favorite Instant Pot beef recipe? Do you have a favorite cube steak recipe? Let us know in the comments below.
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