The definition of a steak Swiss Steak is that it is rolled or pounded and then smothered with a sauce or gravy. You can choose a runnier sauce or a thick roast tomato sauce gravy. The fundamentals of this recipe are tender beef and a sauce with almost any type of tomato, homemade stewed tomatoes, fire-roasted or diced tomatoes.
The flavor of the sauce is amazing and it’s amazing what makes the cuts of meat like skirt steak so delicious. Imagine smothering the sauce onto our steak, just like you pile gravy onto Garlic Mashed Potatoes. It is like a Sausage Gravy that you serve up with sour cream and onions - you get the picture. - JUST IMAGINE THE BEST STEAK EVER - then let’s start cooking.
In this recipe, cube steak is pressure-cooked to make an easy fast weeknight dinner that is SO delicious.
2 lbs beef sliced to about 1 inch thick (1kg)
1.5 cups beef Stock
1 Onion diced
1 can diced tomato
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon ketchup
2 tablespoons flour
2 Bay leaves
2 sprigs thyme
1/2 pound mushrooms (200g)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
2 teaspoons paprika
1 cup red wine
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil (or vegetable oil)
Vegetables: Prepare your vegetables - we first clean our mushrooms with either a paper towel or brush - do not wash mushrooms as they absorb the water and become extra soggy quickly. Slice the mushrooms in half.
Dice Then cut and dice the onions and garlic.
Steak Prepare If you need to cut your steak - cut it into slices around one inch thick and tenderize it with a mallet. You can also use prepare steak from your supermarket also,
Flour Coat the steak in flour by dipping both sides into a bowl of flour.
Heat Turn the Instant Pot on saute function High and heat the vegetable or olive oil. When the oil is hot, add to the Instant Pot round steaks.
Sear and brown the steaks on both sides. Approximate no more than 2 minutes each side.
Remove the steaks and set them aside.
Add onions to the oil and cook until they're softened.
Followed by the garlic. And cook for a further 1 minute.
Add the ketchup and red wine and deglaze by scraping off any brown bits from the bottom
Add the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, and if you like it a little cayenne paper.
Also, add salt and pepper for seasoning
Add the beef back in plus the beef stock and stir to mix all together
Add in half the mushrooms . (you can cook the other half later or saute these for topping and dish decoration.
Add fresh herbs like bay leaves and 2 sprigs of thyme and stir again
Put on the top and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes and 10-minute natural release.
Test the steak is tender and take it out and set aside
Here you can put in the rest of the mushrooms or saute them separately if you want to have them keep their shape for the presentation of the final dish
Turn the instant pot back onto saute and reduce the remaining liquid by approximate 30%
Taste and see if you need to add more sugar, salt, or pepper for the final seasoning.
Make the recipe easier by getting your steaks tenderized at the butcher or supermarket.
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Instant Pot Swiss Steak Recipe Tip
If adding potatoes and/or green beans, add them on top of the steak, either in a steamer basket or in foil. Keep in mind that the pressure cookers will take longer to come to pressure the fuller they are.
Easy Dinner Recipes, Instant Pot Swiss Steak
You could make Swiss Steak many other ways, but making Swiss Steak in an Instant Pot means making a fast and easy meal.
One of the reasons we love cooking in our Instant Pot so much is because we add all our ingredients in the pot and then stand aside - watch the news while just cooks until the electric pressure cooker beeps the meal is ready!
It sure beats not having to slave over a hot stove. In our round steak recipes, the Instant Pot is set to high pressure to cook. Then, we're able to stand away from cooking and multitask like help the kids with homework while the appliance does the work.
Some other tasty recipes to try are our ribeye steak, pull-apart pork or pork chops.
I like this is better than roast beef or even instant pot ribs.
Best Side Dishes to Serve with Instant Pot Swiss Steak
We love mashed potatoes - or you can see our recipe for herbed potatoes. We love green beans as a side dish.
Garlic Mashed or Southern Mashed Red Potatoes both make great side dishes.
For a tasty vegetable side dish, try green beans with bacon bits - and add some bell pepper.
I have heard of people also topping the instant pot swiss steak with cream cheese.
Egg Noodles make another side alternative.
Swiss Steak Crock Pot Recipe
Use this easy recipe to make slow cooker swiss steak. However, cooking the green beans and potatoes separately.
Use the same ingredients, and cook on low heat for 6 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Then take out the steak and make a slurry with cornstarch and water to thicken the gravy.
How to Make Swiss Steak in Oven
You can use our recipe to make swiss steak in the oven too. Again, cook the potatoes and green beans separately.
First, sear the steaks on each side and then add them to a dutch oven along with remaining ingredients and cover and bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours, or until meat is tender. Then make the cornstarch and water to make the slurry and thicken, while heating the dutch oven on the stovetop over medium heat to cookout the flavor of the corn starch.
What is a Swiss steak cut of meat?
I use bottom round or cut brisket for Swiss steak.
Can you cook Swiss steak on the stove?
Yes, you can - you will need longer cooking times to get the steak tender. You can also use an electric skillet. And you can also make it in the oven and crockpot along with a slow cooker.
Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy Instant Pot
Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy Instant Pot Version. You can use a packet dry mix to enhance the overall mushroom flavor if you love mushrooms. Saving Money on Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy Instant Pot Version is a great way - just freeze your leftovers.
What Is Swiss Steak?
Why do they call it a swiss steak - Pressure Cooker Swiss Steak really has nothing to do with being from Switzerland. A Swiss Steak is named that because of the method in which the steak meat is prepared and ultimately cooked. You typically slowly cook your tougher cut of meat, bringing out all the flavor. However, in an instant pot, you can make swiss steak fast.
What is the Difference Between Salisbury Steak and Swiss Steak?
Swiss Steak is an actual cut of meat - like round or cut from a brisket rump. However, Salisbury Steak is mince or ground beef that's shaped into a patty like a hamburger even. Salisbury Steak almost always has a beef broth rich gravy while Instant Pot Swiss Steak has a tasty tomato or mushroom-based gravy.
Can you Bake Swiss Steak?
Yes, you can bake Swiss Steak, but to get tender meat the bake time will be much longer than if you were to cook it in your Instant Pot.
How to make this Swiss Steak in your oven
saute the steak on your stovetop
transfer it and the other ingredients to an oven-safe dish.
cover and bake for 1.5 hour at 350 F degrees
What is another name for Swiss steak
Hungarian Swiss Steak - or Cube Steak in Canada
Is Swiss steak the same as cube steak
Yes they are interchangable in a sense.
The phase cube steak refers to a cut of steak that has been put through a mechanical tenderizer, called a meat cuber or sometimes a swissing machine. Hence the Swiss name.
See our full guide on cooking that perfect steak - here