This Instant Pot Steak Bites Recipe is a must try and everyone will love the tender and flavorful steak. Get dinner on the table fast when you make pressure cooker steak bites.

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Instant Pot Steak Bites Recipe

We all love steak but it isn’t always ideal to get the grill out or even to use the skillet. I made these delicious instant pot steak tips and it was a game changer around here!

I was a little skeptical at first about steak bites in the pressure cooker. Well not anymore because what an amazing dinner. It is our top comfort food when it gets cold outside.

The steak was incredibly tender and packed with flavor. The entire family loved it and it can’t get any easier.

Easy Steak Bites Instant Pot Recipe

Throw everything into the instant pot and dinner will be ready in minutes. It is the perfect meal when you feel like steak but don’t have time to stand over the grill or stove.

You can enjoy tender steak bite size pieces even on busy weeknights packed with activities. This recipe is very simple to make. Instant Pot beef tips served over egg noodles is my family’s favorite recipe.

close up image of steak bites cooked in the instant pot.

Easy Keto Steak Bite recipe:

This is a regular recipe but it is also keto friendly. If you are eating low carb or following the keto diet plan, this recipe is one to try. Even better, the entire family will love this recipe so it is a win all around.

I love when I can fix one meal and know that everyone will enjoy it.

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What can you serve with Steak Bites?

If you are following the keto diet, try some of these easy ideas to serve with these tasty steak bites:

If you are not following the keto diet or maybe want something for your kids, make Quick and Easy Instant Pot Potatoes Recipe (ready in 10 minutes).

Mashed potatoes are really tasty too. We love how easy Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes are to make and enjoy in just minutes.

Another idea is to take potatoes and wrap them in foil. Then lay them on top and have “baked” potatoes with these steak bites.

You will love Instant Pot Steak and Potatoes!

This meal will quickly become a hit with the entire family.

close up image of steak bites on a plate.

What Size Instant Pot To use

You can use an 8 quart or a 6 quart for this recipe.

If you have been putting off trying an instant pot, I highly recommend going ahead and purchasing an Instant pot.

It is perfect for frozen food or meals that normally take a while. You can toss everything in and have dinner ready in no time at all.

Do you only have a Crock Pot?

If you only have a crock pot and haven’t yet purchased a instant pot, you can make Crock Pot Steak Bites Recipe. Just as delicious and you will come home with dinner ready in the crock pot.

We still use our crock pot all the time, but sometimes the instant pot is just what I need after a long and busy day.

close up image of ingredients for instant pot steak bites.


This easy steak bite recipe can be prepped in about 10 to 15 minutes. This is what you’ll need for this easy recipe.

  • Round steak, cut into bites
  • Onion, diced
  • Minced garlic
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Butter
  • Beef broth

How to make Steak Bites in the Instant Pot:

  • Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix.
  • Add the beef in the Instant pot.
  • Then pour season mix on top of beef.
  • Set the valve to sealing.
  • Set the pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Do a quick release to natural release pressure and stir to combine. Cook time could vary.
  • Serve immediately.

Sirloin beef tips cooked on high pressure or high heat make a very fast meal for crazy schedules. The browned bits are our favorite.

Such a great meal in under 25 minutes pressure cooked.  This is a quick easy meal for busy weeknights when you use the electric pressure cooker.

Recipe Tips:

  • Make a Gravy – You can make a gravy by stirring 1 tablespoon cornstarch in with ½ cup of water. Then whisk it in with the steak juices. Bring it to a boil over the stove or allow it to sit in the crock pot on high for an hour to thicken.
  • Add in Cream of Mushroom Soup – Another idea is to use cream of mushroom soup for a delicious gravy and you can also add mushrooms and beef broth. Minced onion would also be yummy.
  • Add Potatoes to the Instant Pot – I like to take potatoes and wrap them in foil. Then lay them on top before I add the lid and have “baked” potatoes with these steak bites.
  • Stir in Red wine – You can also add in some cooking red wine for additional flavor to the steak bites.
  • Try adding in some Worcestershire sauce. I love cooking with Worcestershire sauce and they flavor it adds to my steak.
close up image of steak bites in process of cooking in the instant pot.

How to Cook Frozen Steak Bites:

Forgot to take the meat out of the freezer? No worries because you can also make this recipe with frozen beef tips.

If you make this recipe with frozen, you’ll need to add 5 minutes to the cook time.

Yet another thing I love about the pressure cooker. This keto recipe is so amazing that the entire family will enjoy this keto friendly meal.

Variation for Steak Bites:

I often just use what I have in the freezer or what is on sale at the grocery store that week. But these steak bites always turns out wonderful regardless of which cut of meat you use.

  • You can use Stew Meat – I like that my grocery store already has pre-cut stew meat so all have to put it in the instant pot.
  • Sirloin Steak works great too – You can usually find a pretty good price on this cut of meat.
  • Try garlic butter steak bites. After I have cooked the steak bites, I love to toss the steak in melted garlic butter.

How to Store Leftovers

Steak bites reaheat perfectly. I do recommend you store them in an air tights container in any of the sauce leftover in the Instant pot. This will keep your steak bites moist when you reheat them.

To reheat steak bites, simply cook them in a skillet in the extra juice until heated through.

close up image of steak bites finished cooking in the instant pot.

What to serve with steak bites

Print this Steak bites instant pot recipe below:

Instant Pot Steak Bites Recipe

4.90 from 29 votes
Make pressure cooker steak bites to get dinner on the table fast. Instant Pot Steak Bites Recipe is a must try. Everyone will enjoy the tender steak.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 392
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 3 lbs round steak cut into bites
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup beef broth


  • Place all the ingredients and add the beef in the Instant pot.
  • Set the valve to sealing.
  • Set the pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Release the pressure naturally and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

You can make a gravy by stirring 1 tablespoon cornstarch in with ½ cup of water. Then whisk it in with the steak juices. Switch the Instant Pot to the sauté setting and cook for 3-5 minutes until the sauce has thickened.  
Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 392kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 52g, Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 162mg, Sodium 733mg, Potassium 833mg, Vitamin A 235IU, Vitamin C 0.7mg, Calcium 52mg, Iron 4.9mg

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  1. Emily – Yes, I would use the same cooking time and make sure that you do not use less than 1 cup of liquid. Thank you.

  2. I am new to insta pot cooking do I use the meat/stew setting or the pressure cook setting?

  3. Do you put the cream of mushroom soup along with the cup of beef broth before you start the cooking process?
    Thanks !!

  4. Great Recipe! Question – I made as instructed, but don’t know when to add Cream of Mushroom Soup?
    Please let me know.

  5. I would add 5 minutes to the cook time in the pressure if cooking from frozen. Thanks.

  6. 5 stars
    This was so easy and super delicious! Definitely a keeper!