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With only a few simple ingredients, you can have this Easy Instant Pot Steak and Potatoes on the table fast. You will be amazed at how tender this steak is and the flavor is the best.

Cooked steak and onions on a plate with green beans and potatoes
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This pressure cooker steak cooks with the best flavor. It is an easy instant pot recipe that the whole family will love. If you are following a gluten free, keto or low carb diet, then this recipe is for you.

Pressure cooking has been a game changer for my family. You must try this Instant Pot Steak Bites Recipe for another easy meal idea.

What Kinds of Steak to Use?

We love beef recipes. There are many different kinds of steak you can use. We tend to go with the cheaper steak but have tried these others:

  • Tenderloin – Filet Mignon
  • NY Strip Steak – Top Loin, Top Sirloin
  • Porterhouse – T-bone Steak
  • Flank Steak
  • Skirt Steak
  • Ribeyes

Check out these instant pot beef recipes for other delicious meal ideas.


Instant pot steak ingredients - round steak, red wine vinegar, a1 sauce, onion, steak seasoning, beef stock, red potatoes, minced garlic, salt, pepper, butter
  • Round steaks (or any cut of beef )
  • Red wine vinegar (see The Best Red Wine Vinegar Substitutes)
  • A-1 Sauce
  • Onion sliced – You can slice or dice the onions.
  • Steak Seasoning – You can use store bought or Homemade Steak Seasoning
  • Beef stock (you can also use 1 cup of water) or Beef Broth
  • Red potatoes
  • Minced Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Butter

Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Potatoes – Red Potatoes are our favorite – But you can use Russet Potatoes or Yellow Gold.
  • Vegetables – For a complete meal idea, add in other types of vegetables such as carrots.

Step by Step Instructions

Placing in slice onions in the instant pot

Step 1 – First, put the sliced onions in the instant pot

Topping the steak on the slice ones in the instant pot

Step 2 – Second, add the round steaks, ribeye steak or any cheap cut of meat on top of the onions.

  • Step 3 – Next, you need a small bowl. Whisk together the vinegar and A-1 and pour over steaks. This helps steaks from being dry.
Topping steak with the seasoning

Step 4 – Now, it is time to season with steak seasoning. Make sure is covered with the seasoning.

Pouring the broth mixture over the steak in the instant pot

Step 5 – Finally, pour in the beef stock and remaining ingredients over the steaks.

  • Step 6 – Get out a piece of heavy duty foil. Set aside and dice the potatoes. Try make sure that the potatoes are diced the same size so they cook evenly. Place potatoes on the foil.
  • Step 7 – Add the seasoning to the minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Top the potatoes with butter and the garlic mixture.
  • Step 8 – Make sure to fold up the sides of the foil so that you make a foil pack. Put this on top of the steaks in the instant pot.
  • Step 9 – Once everything is situated, add the lid and set the valve to sealing. Use the manual release button and set to high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Step 10 – After the cooking time has finished, do a quick natural release for the pressure.  Please be careful of the steam while you are doing the pressure release.
  • Step 11 – Take the foil pack potatoes out of the pressure cooker and toss to make sure the potatoes are coated in the butter and seasonings. You can use the sauté function for this if you prefer.
  • Step 12 – Remove the cook steak from the instant pot and serve with the potatoes and your sides. Your family will be excited to have steak during the week.

Recipe Tips

  • Instant Pot Recommendation – I am using an 8 quart Instant pot but you can use a 6 quart if you prefer. Since purchasing an instant pot, it truly has changed meal time around here. I can pull together dinner in little to no time.
  • Crock Pot Option – No worries if you don’t have an instant pot, you can try our yummy Tangy Crock pot Steak Recipe.
  • Foil – I recommend using heavy duty foil for the potatoes. It is much sturdier than regular. If you don’t have heavy duty, double the regular foil.
  • Steak Selection – Feel free to substitute the round steak for any type of steak you can get on sale. We have used sirloin steaks before and it was yummy.
  • Sear Steak – If you want to you can sear you steak with extra virgin olive oil on the sauté setting in the instant pot. If you do this, deglaze pot after you are done. By scraping bottom of the pot to remove browned bits.
  • Slice Steak – If you prefer you can also slice steak into strips and cook it that way. Cut the strips about 1 inch thick and then cook.
Cooked steak and onions on a plate with green beans and potatoes

Serving ideas

There are so many different sides you can serve with this Instant Pot Steak recipe. The potatoes can be mashed or served as butter potatoes. We have even served with egg noodles.

Make sure you serve with some homemade rolls for dipping into the gravy and your meal is complete. Here are some of our favorite sides:

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store instant pot sirloin steak leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. This makes a great meal to meal prep with. We think it taste even better the next day.

How to Freeze

Place the steak in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat

When you are ready to serve, thaw steak overnight in the fridge. Then reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop for best results.

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Instant pot Steak and Potatoes

4.78 from 109 votes
Try this yummy Instant pot steak recipe for dinner tonight. This Pressure cooker steak recipe is incredibly simple and so delicious. The steak is packed with flavor and so tender. The foil pack potatoes and onions make the best side dish. Your entire family will love this recipe!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 275


  • 2 lbs Round steaks or any cheap steak
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar any vinegar would probably do
  • 2 tablespoons A-1 Sauce
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 4 small red potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Place the sliced onions in the bottom of the pressure cooker.
  • Top with the steaks.
  • In a small bowl wisk together the vinegar and A-1. Pour over steaks.
  • Season with steak seasoning.
  • Pour in the beef stock.
  • Dice up your red potatoes and place on a 12×12 sheet of foil.
  • Season with the minced garlic, salt, and pepper. top with butter.
  • Fold up the sides of the foil to make a foil pack.
  • Place on top of the steaks.
  • Add the lid and make sure the valve is set to sealing.
  • Press the manual button and set pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Once finished do a quick release to release the steam.
  • Remove the foil pack potatoes and toss to coat the potatoes in the butter and seasonings.
  • Serve with your favorite green side dish and top with the delicious onions (our favorite part)

Recipe Notes

Another side to help make this meal more frugal is to serve with rice. Try my Cilantro Lime Rice recipe. It’s a hit in our house.

Nutrition Facts

Serving 8g, Calories 275kcal, Carbohydrates 19g, Protein 28g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 78mg, Sodium 522mg, Potassium 971mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 120IU, Vitamin C 10.4mg, Calcium 44mg, Iron 3.6mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I have made this twice now, my whole family loves it. My 9 and 2 year old grandsons even asked for seconds! Thank you so much for this recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Even though I added the minced garlic, salt & pepper onto the steak not onto the potatoes as in Step 5 Pour in the beef stock and remaining ingredients. It was one of the best steaks I’ve had. In the instructions you listed at the bottom they are different.

  3. 5 stars
    I am a new instant pot user and used this recipe tonight. It was easy prep and it turned out really good. The meat was tender and the potatoes were not mushy.

  4. Newbie to IP and planning to make this tonight, but is it natural release or quick release? Recipe in post is confusing.

  5. It’s a quick release. I updated the post so hopefully it’s no longer confusing. Thank you and I hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂

  6. Curious, is the 20 mins for if the steak is already unthawed or do you have the time if you’re using frozen steak?

  7. 5 stars
    The time for the pressure cooking seemed too short …my potatoes still too hard so I mixed the potatoes in and added about 7 more minutes of pressure cooking time and it was perfect and tasted amazing.
    I used water for the broth and ranch steaks (very lean tough cut) they were very tender and soooo good . I used the apple cider vinegar with the mother so very healthy and no fat in the broth. My family was drinking the broth (gravy) and not any leftovers.
    This was my 2nd time using my instant pot -I am a believer I love it! Perfect hot flavorful dinner in less than an hour and tasted like I cooked all day ………

  8. This is for thawed steak. I would increase the time to 40 minutes if they are frozen. Thank you!

  9. So I need to brown the steaks on the saute setting for a little while? Don’t want to get sick. Thanks!

  10. Could I use this petite sirloin steak for this recipe?
    I’d like them to be fork tender!
    Thanks 🙂

  11. Can I layer the steaks? I bought 2 large steaks and they each probably cover the bottom of my IP.

  12. Question, how would you modify for a 0.8 lb top sirloin steak? Hoping to make this tonight for my first IP attempt. Thanks!!

  13. I would half all the ingredients instead of the beef stock if using 0.8 lbs of sirloin. Thank you.

  14. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I’m old school and don’t have an instant pot. I love this vinegar/A1 sauce/beef broth mixture. Used twice in the crockpot for beef stew and pot roast. Nice change. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Has anyone cooked the steaks like directed but omitting the potatoes in foil? Would I need to adjust the time? Thanks

  16. Hello, I made this once and we loved it! Thank you for sharing it!! If I wanted to make it 3lbs of steak, would that be possible in the instant pot? And if so, how long would I need to cook it? I would love to be able to make this for a slightly larger group tomorrow but am hesitant to change the recipe since I’m still new to the instant pot world 🙂 Thank you in advance for your help!

  17. I’m an IP newbie. My first attempt at using it will be with ribeye steak. Would there be any modifications necessary?

  18. I would like to try this recipe.

    It appears that one of the directions is to remove the potatoes, toss them but then sauté them. Is this outside of the pressure cooker or do you remove the steak and saute the potatoes in the pressure cooker?

    Thank you!

  19. Excited to try this! I’ll be using a beef shoulder steak that about an inch thick. Should I adjust the cook time? Thank you!

  20. I don’t have a manual button on my instant pot but I used “pressure cook” for 20 min and my meat (choice bottom round steak) was very tough and my potatoes were still hard. I stuck the potatoes in for another 10 min and were still hard. Trying another 10-15 min on the pressure cook selection to see if they are softer.

  21. Thanks so much for this recipe! My instant pot arrived on Tuesday and now that it’s Thursday it was time to make my first meal. It came out absolutely delicious.

  22. 5 stars
    Made this for our dinner this weekend. It came out really good- meat was tender and the vegetables were perfect. Will definitely make it again!

  23. I tried this easy instant pot steak recipe and it was delicious. Thank you so much! My husband loved it as well.

  24. When you say fold up the sides of the foil for the foil pack, do you mean just the sides and leaving the top open or do you mean completely folding it over and rolling it up so it is an enclosed pack?

  25. We did this recipe last night and the steak turned out very tender, but slightly overcooked. You will need to adjust this based on the size of your steaks.
    We had 2X 8oz. steaks, and they probably could have gone in 10-15 minutes, and the amount of broth should have been cut in half as well. Live an learn ha!
    The potatoes were too firm because we did 1″ cubes. I’d recommend doing thin sliced potatoes and having them spread out in a wide, thin packet.
    We used red wine instead of red wine vinegar, and it tasted great. I’d recommend pouring the red wine/sauce mixture over the top of the steaks, and pour the broth down the side of the pot, not over the steaks.
    It was super tasty, and I look forward to making it again. Now I just need to figure out how add asparagus to it!

  26. 5 stars
    I threw some carrots in the onions and used habanero pepper juice instead of wine vinegar and this turned out!!!! Thanks for sharing ma’am.

  27. My cooker took more than 20 min of cook time because it is not automatically at pressure. This makes the cook time longer than advertised by about five to ten minutes.

  28. 5 stars
    I love this recipe so much!! It adds a different twist on steak. It is so easy to make and I make it about 1 time a month!

  29. The recipe is for thawed steak – I would increase the time to 40 minutes for frozen steaks.

  30. 4 stars
    I recently bought an Instant Pot. My extremely picky husband really liked this recipe. The onions dissolve a bit in cooking so there wasn’t much to top onto the meat. I thought the salt, pepper & garlic was excessive in the potatoes. Please clarify the size onion to be used and the size of the potatoes. The red potatoes I bought were very small.

  31. 5 stars
    I had some cheap cuts of meat (“choice mock tender steak”) and decided to experiment with my instant pot. I found this recipe–had to make some changes in the drizzle and steak seasonings based what I had on hand. I did make the foil pack for the potatoes. It was all DELICIOUS!! Definitely a great alternative steak dinner given the price of beef these days. I’ll happily make this again. Thank you!

  32. 5 stars
    These steaks are tender and delicious. I do recommend slicing the potatoes thin. Mines were too firm. Look forward to making again. Thank you for the recipe.

  33. I’m 81 years young. This is the first time in my life that I’ve had a chuck steak that was tender and juicy. Thank you for this recipe!

  34. 5 stars
    Used 2 blade steaks I had from a meat order. Very surprised, the meat was tender. Potatoes were not all fully cooked so used the ones that were, mb need to make potatoes uniform thickness. Over all an excellent meal.

  35. 4 stars
    I had a 1 1/2# Top round steak that I used for the recipe. I sliced it into about one inch thick pieces. The flavor was Sooooooooo good. I used tiny round yellow potatoes they weren’t finished. So I popped them into the microwave for a few minutes.
    I’d definitely make this again

  36. This was wonderful we had it tonight and it was a hit with my husband and our two friends. The friend’s husband asks for the recipe before they went home they couldn’t believe how easy it was to put together and ended up tasting like a steakhouse dinner. I added carrot coins to the potato packet and I served it with Vildia Onion Pie and a simple green salad. The sauce that you cook it in was not enough so I was wondering if would it hurt anything if I make more sauce and add it to the steaks everyone wanted to have some for their steak and some even wanted it for their potatoes, it was that delicious. Thank you for posting and sharing this wonderful tasty recipe. 🙂

  37. 5 stars
    I substituted Madeira wine. We loved this. Soft and tender. The onions made it even more amazing. When it is too cold to grill, I will make this again. I did tenderize the meat.