Instant Pot Round Steak with Gravy is the perfect comfort food that’s ready in no time. Made entirely in the electric pressure cooker and with simple ingredients, this easy dinner is perfect for the whole family!

You’ll also love this Instant Pot broccoli cheddar soup, pizza stuffed peppers, and turkey stroganoff!

round steak with gravy on top of noodles on a white plate

Instant pot recipes are plentiful around here.

From this Instant Pot BBQ chicken, Instant Pot chicken gnocchi soup, and Instant Pot steak fajitas are made on repeat around here, and for good reason. All are fast, flavorful, and so delicious!

So, it was time to add this Instant Pot round steak recipe to the mix.

It just screams comfort food and is ready in less than 45 minutes. Similar to this cube steak recipe, this cut of beef is made tender in the instant pot and is smothered with an easy, flavorful gravy. It’s an easy recipe that’s delicious when served with egg noodles or mashed potatoes.

Pressure cooking round steak not only makes it simple, but with a tougher cut of meat, it makes tender in a short amount of time. And with a savory gravy recipe, all you need is a simple side dish and dinner is complete.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Easy to make: throw everything into your Instant Pot and let it work its magic. 
  • Inexpensive: round steak is an affordable cut of beef, so if you have a large family to feed, this easy meal idea is relatively budget friendly.
  • Simple gravy: a savory brown gravy that’s perfect for steak.
  • Perfect for leftovers: this easy instant pot recipe cooks up beautifully and makes tasty leftovers to reheat throughout the week.
round steak with gravy on top of noodles on a white plate

Does beef get tender in the Instant Pot?

Yes! It helps make the meat taste like it’s been cooking all day, yet for the fraction of time that a slow cooker takes.

What is another name for round steak?

Round steak refers to the top or inside of the steak, also called the rump. It’s also known as beef round, short cut, London broil, or top round steak. It’s typically a lean cut and because there is less fat than other cuts of steak, it often is tough or dry when cooked without moisture.

round steak ingredients in white bowls

Ingredients in Pressure Cooker Round Steak:

  • Olive oil
  • Beef round steak
  • Seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika
  • Onion soup mix
  • Beef broth
  • Cream of mushroom soup: use the canned, condensed version, and for extra flavor, use the cream of mushroom with garlic.

How to Make Round Steak in the Instant Pot:

  1. Sauté setting: set your Instant Pot to the ‘sauté’ setting and some olive oil to the bottom of the pot. Sprinkle beef with seasonings and sear quickly to lock in the flavor.
  2. Add: sprinkle gravy over the top of the steak and then add the beef broth and cream of mushroom soup. Stir to combine.
  3. Cook: cover, set the lid in the ‘lock’ position and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Then, do a natural release, followed by a quick release (to remove any extra steam), remove the meat and gravy, and serve immediately.
seasoned round steak in the instant pot
round steak with gravy in the instant pot

What Temperature Should the Steak be Cooked To?

To get an accurate temperature, use a meat thermometer. Rare should generally be cooked to: 125-130℉; Medium rare should be cooked to: 130F-135℉; Medium should be cooked to: 140-145℉; Medium well should be cooked to: 150-155℉; Well should be cooked to: 160-165℉.

How to Store:

Store cooled leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

To freeze: store round steak with gravy in a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to three months. When ready eat, let thaw completely in the refrigerator before serving.

Is Round Steak the Same as Cube Steak?

Cube steak is usually round steak that has been tenderized by pound and rolling.

What to Serve with Easy Instant Pot Round Steak:

I like to serve round steak and gravy over white rice, noodles, and mashed potatoes.

This dish would also pair well with:

Tips for Making the Best Instant Pot Steak Recipe:

  • Short on time? You can skip step #1 and not sear the meat, though I find it’s much more flavorful when doing this.
  • Make extra gravy: increase the amount of cream of mushroom soup for additional gravy.
  • Add more flavor: Sauté some sliced onions or carrots before adding the meat to the Instant Pot.
  • Use more seasonings: a touch of thyme or rosemary would be a delicious addition.
  • Cook in batches: if needed, cook the steak in batches so that it’s easy to sear and isn’t overcrowded in the pot.
round steak with gravy on top of noodles on a white plate

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Instant Pot Round Steak with Gravy

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Coming to pressure and natural release: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Instant Pot Round Steak with Gravy is the perfect comfort food that's ready in no time. Made entirely in the electric pressure cooker and with simple ingredients, this easy dinner is perfect for the whole family!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1.5 pounds beef round steak
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 (0.87 ounce) package onion gravy mix
  • cups beef broth
  • 2 (10.5 ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup, (use the cream of mushroom with garlic version for even more flavor)


  • Set Instant Pot to 'sauté' setting. Once pot is hot, add olive oil. If needed, cut steak into pieces to fit into the bottom of the pot and then season beef with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Add to Instant Pot and sear for 1-2 minutes on each side. Press the 'cancel' button once beef is browned. (See note below)
  • Sprinkle onion gravy mix evenly over steaks and then add beef broth and cream of mushrooms soups. Stir gently to combine.
  • Cover, place the lid into the lock position and make sure the valve is in the 'sealing' position. Press the 'manual' button and set the timer for 20 minutes on high pressure. **Remember that it will take the IP about 10-15 minutes to come to pressure and then will count down from 20 minutes**
  • When the timer goes off, let the pot do a natural release for 15 minutes. Then, do a quick release by turning the valve to the venting position and letting steam release until the pin drops. (I like to place a folded kitchen towel over the valve so that it catches the steam)
  • Remove steaks and serve with gravy over mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice, if desired.


  • Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
  • While you don’t have to season and sear the round steak before cooking as listed in step #1, I find it gives this cut of beef more flavor, as without, it is more bland.
  • See my tips and tricks for making this Instant Pot Round Steak above the recipe box.
Serving: 1serving, Calories: 294kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 79mg, Sodium: 2064mg, Potassium: 667mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0.1g, Vitamin A: 249IU, Vitamin C: 0.01mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 4mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Author: Gayle
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