This is an amazing steak recipe that takes no time to cook at all! With the Instant Pot, you will no longer have to worry about overcooking your steak.
You might be thinking that preparing and cooking steak is quite easy. I mean, what could go wrong? Well, many things can go wrong! From undercooked to burnt steak, the possibilities for failure are endless.
Yes, these things do happen, because even with all the recipes around, sometimes we just miss the essence of what the recipe tells us to do!
Luckily, with the Instant Pot, the margin for failure gets a lot smaller. This recipe is perfect for all those who want to try new methods of preparation, absolute cooking beginners, and those who want something fast for a weekend!
How To Use An Instant Pot
The Instant Pot is an appliance that has been around for many, many years. People often use it when they want to cook something in a short time, but the Instant Pot can do more than just that!
This appliance will turn your meat into a true delicacy. With other cooking methods, you can’t always choose any piece of the meat, but with the Instant Pot, even cheaper cuts will become truly delicious!
The Instant Pot is a powerful appliance that pressure cooks your food, meaning even the toughest parts of your meat will become tender.
When cooking steak with the Instant Pot there are 2 main steps: searing and cooking. Searing is very important if you want to bring out the maximum amount of flavor in your steak.
Here’s a super helpful video if you find yourself struggling with your Instant Pot!
Which Steak To Choose
There are a lot of different types of steak to choose from. If you’re confused about them and do not know which one to choose, don’t worry! Here are a few tips on some popular cuts:
- Ribeye steak. My personal favorite and probably the most popular steak out there! Ribeye steak is loaded with marbling that gives this steak a whole lot of flavor. This is the reason why many consider this one of the tastiest of all steaks.
- Tenderloin steak. Also known as filet mignon, this steak is much more tender than other types of steak. It comes from the tenderloin, a muscle that gets little exercise, and therefore the meat is not too chewy.
- Strip steak. This type of steak is probably the best-selling steak in the steakhouse. This steak has a strong beefy flavor and a decent amount of marbling. The texture is tender, but still chewy enough. Because this steak has a lower fat content, it should be rarer when cooked than the other types of steak.
- T-Bone steak or Porterhouse. This steak combines two types of meat in one single cut: tenderloin and strip steak. These steaks are incredibly tasty due to two different fat contents, but they are a little harder to cook than the others.
- Skirt steak. This steak has an abundance of connective tissue and is very tough. But, with the Instant Pot, even this type of steak will become tender. Still, this steak has high levels of fat, and when prepared correctly, it becomes one of the richest and most buttery of all steaks.
- Sirloin steak. Although some believe sirloin has very little flavor and isn’t tender, I have to disagree! When prepared and cooked properly, sirloin steak has a distinctive beefy flavor. Because this steak doesn’t have too much fat or marbling, make sure that you don’t overcook it.
- Flat iron steak. This is a very affordable cut. Before use, I suggest that you marinate this steak because it will not work great just with the dry rub.
How To Prepare Your Steak
With proper preparation, you’ll get the best out of your steak. If your steak has fat, make sure to leave it on. That’s extra flavor!
To sear the steak perfectly, make sure you pat the steak dry before adding the spice rub. Removing excess moisture from the surface of the steak will ensure a perfectly golden-brown crust!
Making The Gravy
After searing, there will be many brown bits stuck to the bottom of your Instant Pot. These brown bits, called fond, are a great base for your gravy!
Deglaze the Instant Pot with beef stock or water and that’s it! Insert the trivet and place a beefsteak on top of the trivet. Now, you will just need 10 minutes to perfectly cooked steak.
You can season your gravy with some salt and pepper to taste.
How To Make Instant Pot Steak
Assemble your ingredients.
Pat-dry the steaks with absorbent paper.
In a small bowl, combine white pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and salt.
Rub the steaks with the spice mixture on both sides.
Set the Instant Pot to its Saute function and heat for 5 minutes. Add oil and heat for 1 minute.
Sear the steak in an Instant pot for 3 minutes per side.
Remove the steak from the instant pot and pour in water to deglaze the Instant Pot. Scrape any browned bits up.
Insert a trivet and place steaks on top of the trivets.
Lock the lid onto Instant Pot and make sure the valve is sealed. Set for Manual, High pressure for 10 minutes cook time.
Once the cooking cycle is done, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes. Turn the pressure cooker off and uncover.
Remove the steaks from the Instant Pot and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before cutting.
Top with some gravy and serve with peas.
- 2 steaks
- ½ tsp ground white pepper
- ½ tsp paprika powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- Salt, to taste
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
- Cooked peas
- Pat-dry the steaks with absorbent paper.
- In a small bowl, combine white pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and salt.
- Rub the steaks with the spice mixture on both sides.
- Set the Instant Pot to its Saute function and heat for 5 minutes. Add oil and heat for 1 minute.
- Sear the steak in an Instant pot for 3 minutes per side.
- Remove the steak from the instant pot and pour in water to deglaze the Instant Pot. Scrape any browned bits up.
- Insert a trivet and place steaks on top of the trivets.
- Lock the lid onto Instant Pot and make sure the valve is sealed. Set for Manual, High pressure for 10 minutes cook time. Once the cooking cycle is done, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes. Turn the pressure cooker off and uncover.
- Remove the steaks from the Instant Pot and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before cutting.
- Top with some gravy and serve with peas.
For medium-rare, cook steaks for 5 minutes. For well done, 12 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 55gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 32g
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