A great way to make a tough cut of beef flank tender and flavorful using an Instant Pot®. Serve it over crusty buns or mashed potatoes; either way, enjoy!

Bren
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Saute steak, working in batches, until brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Set aside on a plate.

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  • Heat avocado oil in the pot. Saute mushrooms and onion until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and thyme; saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in wine; cook and stir until almost evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer.

  • Add the beef to the broth mixture and turn to coat. Select the Meat option according to manufacturer's instructions. Close and lock the lid; set timer for 20 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, at least 20 minutes. Remove the beef and set aside. Stir water and flour together to make a slurry. Select the Saute option and add the slurry slowly. Cook until liquid thickens, 3 to 5 minutes. Pull the beef apart using 2 forks. Stir beef back into the liquid.

Cook's Notes:

Any tough, lean cut of beef will work.

Substitute olive oil for the avocado oil if desired.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; 13 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 831 mg sodium. 11.3 g carbohydrates; 21.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2018
This was ridiculously delicious! Followed it 95% to a T. I used a bison flat iron steak and after browning, took it out and sliced it against the grain during the next step of the process. That is, after giving it a 10 minute rest before slicing. I put the sliced bison back into the pot and proceeded with all of the steps as directed. I shredded it while the slurry was working its magic and returned it to the pot after it was reduced. I used a mid level Merlot for the wine. This should really be called a stew - whatever you call it it’s excellent! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/12/2018
6.11.18 The taste on this was good but at 8.99/lb for flank steak this was a bit of a disappointment because the meat was tough and chewy. I followed this recipe to the letter but perhaps another 5 minutes pressure cooking may have made a difference in tenderizing the beef not sure? I use flank steak a lot for stir fries but the key to tender flank steak is in slicing the meat on the bias not an option when you re shredding beef. The recipe doesn't say to saute the meat with any oil but I did add some avocado oil to the pot. The recipe submitter says other cuts of tough beef may be used and in this case I think I ll opt for chuck roast in the future.. I can trim the fat it s always flavorful and costs a heck of a lot less than flank steak. Good but wasn t wow d by this one. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2018
This was ridiculously delicious! Followed it 95% to a T. I used a bison flat iron steak and after browning, took it out and sliced it against the grain during the next step of the process. That is, after giving it a 10 minute rest before slicing. I put the sliced bison back into the pot and proceeded with all of the steps as directed. I shredded it while the slurry was working its magic and returned it to the pot after it was reduced. I used a mid level Merlot for the wine. This should really be called a stew - whatever you call it it’s excellent! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2018
This was ridiculously delicious! Followed it 95% to a T. I used a bison flat iron steak and after browning, took it out and sliced it against the grain during the next step of the process. That is, after giving it a 10 minute rest before slicing. I put the sliced bison back into the pot and proceeded with all of the steps as directed. I shredded it while the slurry was working its magic and returned it to the pot after it was reduced. I used a mid level Merlot for the wine. This should really be called a stew - whatever you call it it’s excellent! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2019
Used thick steaks I bought at Costco. Only grilled two and used the other two in this recipe. Also used leftover green onions and garlic oil instead of avocado oil. This was an easy one pot for everything recipe. It is delicious and easy to substitute Ingredients depending on what you have on hand! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/12/2018
6.11.18 The taste on this was good but at 8.99/lb for flank steak this was a bit of a disappointment because the meat was tough and chewy. I followed this recipe to the letter but perhaps another 5 minutes pressure cooking may have made a difference in tenderizing the beef not sure? I use flank steak a lot for stir fries but the key to tender flank steak is in slicing the meat on the bias not an option when you re shredding beef. The recipe doesn't say to saute the meat with any oil but I did add some avocado oil to the pot. The recipe submitter says other cuts of tough beef may be used and in this case I think I ll opt for chuck roast in the future.. I can trim the fat it s always flavorful and costs a heck of a lot less than flank steak. Good but wasn t wow d by this one. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2019
This was good. I didn't have red wine so I substituted red wine vinegar with extra beef stock and the taste worked perfectly. My 6 qt came up to pressure in about 7 mins and LPR was at least 20. We had with red mashed potatoes done in my 3qt and grilled asparagus. Hubby says he wants it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2020
Generally good. But seemed to lack that umpf. Soi added dash of Chipotle chilli powder and some smoked paprika...and that gave it some great flavours Read More
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