This easy Instant Pot Swiss Steak recipe is made in the pressure cooker with sliced round steak dredged in corn starch and cooked in a peppery tomato beef sauce. Enjoy this updated vintage Swiss steak recipe!
2poundsbottom round steak, trimmed and sliced into large squares
1teaspoonground black pepper
1mediumwhite or yellow onion, peeled and diced
2bell peppers, seeded and diced
1cuplow sodium beef broth
Season the sliced round steak on both sides with garlic powder, sea salt and black pepper
Lightly dredge the meat on both sides with the corn starch
Press SAUTE on the Instant Pot, and when it reads Hot, add the oil. Working in batches, brown the round steak on both sides, then place on a plate, and cover with foil until all of the steak in browned
Add the diced onions and peppers to the pot, and cook until slightly soft, stirring frequently
Add some of the beef broth, and stir with spatula or wooden spoon to deglaze the pot and release any browned bits on the bottom of the pot
Hit CANCEL, then add the round steak back to the pot. Pour remaining beef broth over and around steak, and top with the crushed tomatoes. Don't stir!
Place lid on pot, turn valve to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 30 minutes. After 30 minute cook time, allow a 10 minute natural release, then hit CANCEL and turn valve to Venting position to release remaining pressure
When pin drops, open lid, and remove steak to a large casserole dish or platter. For thicker gravy, hit SAUTE and boil to reduce sauce. Or, mix 1 tablespoon corn starch with 1 tablespoon cold water until smooth, then stir boiling sauce to thicken even more
Pour sauce over steak, and serve
Recipe was made in a 6-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker