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Instant Pot Swiss Steak

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! 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 300kcal
Author Dee


  • 2 pounds bottom round steak, trimmed and sliced into large squares
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup low sodium beef broth
  • ½ cup crushed tomatoes


  • 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 


Calories: 300kcal