Instant Pot Chuck Steak
Servings: 8-12 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes


About this Recipe

If you’re looking to cook a chuck steak for dinner tonight, then these instructions are for you. No experience necessary, and the recipe is even easy enough that even your kids can make it! You won’t have to stand over the stove for hours, waiting until your instant pot steak comes out as decent. Using Instant Pot in conjunction with the meat’s natural juices and pressure cooking seals in flavor while stewing meat quickly.

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☐ 4 lbs chuck steak (3/4 inch thick)
☐ 3/4 cup beef broth
☐ 1/4 cup clean barbecue sauce (sugar and additive-free for Whole30)
☐ 2 tablespoons olive oil (or other heat-stable fat of choice like butter or coconut oil)
☐ 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
☐ 1 teaspoon sea salt (plus more for initial salt & pepper season)
☐ 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
☐ 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
☐ 1/4 teaspoon allspice (optional)
☐ 1/4 teaspoon curry powder (optional)
☐ 1/2 teaspoon dulse flakes (optional)
☐ 1/2 teaspoon kelp flakes (optional)
☐ 1/4 teaspoon coriander (optional)
☐ Salt and pepper to season


☐ Start with turning your IP on to the saute function
☐ Liberally salt and pepper your steak on all sides
☐ Mix all dry seasonings together in a small bowl
☐ Drop in 1 tablespoon oil to IP
☐ Sear steak on all sides, set on plate when done and turn off IP
☐ Use about 4 teaspoons of seasoning mix to season all side of the steaks, place them back in IP, stacked on each other if need be.
☐ Put broth and BBQ sauce into bowl with remaining spices, mix well
☐ Pour broth mixture over steaks and close lid, turn knob to sealing
☐ Push the meat setting and adjust time to anything from 7 to 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your steak and desired tenderness.
☐ Start your rice, potatoes or other starchy veggie.
☐ When timer goes off carefully turn knob to release using a folded over thick kitchen towel
☐ Remove steaks and put on a plate, cancel IP then push the Saute button to reduce liquid to a thick gravy, (stir/scrape the bottom occasionally to check on it during the next steps, turn off IP when it is almost as thick as you like it)
☐ Get your veggies in another pan to start steaming or sautéing
☐ Turn a frying pan on medium high with 1 tablespoon palm oil, brown the steaks on both sides, put back on plate as they’re done
☐ Serve your steaks with gravy and a side of veggies, rice or starchy veggies!

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