Instant Pot® Swiss Steak

Instant Pot® Swiss Steak Bottom round steak and a few kitchen staples is comfort food. When the leaves start to fall and the temperatures drop it’s time for something hearty. I’ve used bottom round but any tough, lean cut of beef will work. Serve over noodles or rice to soak up all of that great sauce.


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 1 hr

    TOTAL : 10 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Dry steak well with paper towels and cut into four 4-inch pieces. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Place flour into a shallow bowl. Dredge steak pieces in flour, shaking off excess.

  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Once the pot is hot, add 1 tablespoon avocado oil. Brown the steak in batches, so you don’t crowd the pot, 2 minutes per side. Transfer browned meat to a warm plate and set aside.

  • Add 1 tablespoon of avocado oil to the pot and cook onion, carrot, celery, and bell pepper until onions are soft and translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Deglaze the pot with Merlot. Mix in tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, oregano, and paprika. Return steak to the pot and push down into the tomato mixture.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select manual pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Allow pressure to release naturally according to manufacturer’s instructions for 5 minutes. Carefully open the valve to release the remaining pressure, about 5 minutes more. Unlock and remove the lid.

Per Serving: 337 calories; protein 28.1g; carbohydrates 19.7g; fat 13.9g; cholesterol 73.5mg; sodium 982mg.