Instant Pot Swiss Steak


This Instant Pot Swiss steak recipe is made with a bottom round and a few kitchen staples for pure comfort food. When the leaves start to fall and the temperatures drop, it's time for something hearty. I've used a bottom round, but any tough, lean cut of beef will work. Serve over noodles or rice to soak up all of that great sauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds bottom round steak, 1 inch thick and trimmed of fat

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided, or as needed

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped (Optional)

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • ½ cup carrot, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • ¼ cup Merlot wine

  • 2 ¾ cups canned chopped Italian-style tomatoes in juice

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  1. Dry steak well with paper towels and cut into four 4-inch pieces. Season with salt and black pepper.

  2. Place flour into a shallow bowl. Dredge steak in flour, shaking off excess.

  3. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Sauté function. Heat 1 tablespoon avocado oil in the pot. Working in batches, cook steak in hot oil until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer browned steak to a warm plate and set aside.

  4. Add remaining 1 tablespoon avocado oil to the pot. Cook and stir bell pepper, onion, carrot, and celery in hot oil until onion is soft and translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in wine to deglaze the pot. Mix in tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, oregano, and paprika. Return steak to the pot and push down into tomato mixture.

  5. Close and lock the lid. Select manual pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set the timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  6. Allow pressure to release naturally according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Carefully open the valve to release remaining pressure, about 5 minutes more. Unlock and remove the lid.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

337 Calories
14g Fat
20g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 337
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 982mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 41mg 207%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 677mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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