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Instant Pot Flank Steak Recipe: Simple & Savory

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This Instant Pot flank steak recipe is my go-to for a quick, flavorful dinner. Tender, juicy steak seasoned perfectly, seared to perfection, and cooked in a savory broth. It's a must-try!

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Here's my secret weapon - my go-to instant pot flank steak. No fancy ingredients, just good old simplicity and flavor. Picture this: tender beef with a perfect blend of spices, cooked under pressure to seal in all that juiciness. After one bite, you'll know why this is my favorite. Ready to give it a spin? Let's get cooking!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Flank Steak

  • Flank steak: Lean cut that cooks quickly, tenderizes well, perfect for pressure cooking, flavorful and juicy results.
  • Garlic powder: Adds depth and savory flavor, enhances the taste of the steak without overpowering, a classic seasoning choice.
  • Onion powder: Provides a sweet and subtle onion flavor, complements the garlic and paprika, adds complexity to the dish.
  • Paprika: Adds color and mild heat, balances the flavors, enhances the visual appeal, and gives a smoky undertone to the dish.
  • Beef broth: Infuses rich umami flavor, keeps the steak moist during cooking, creates a flavorful base for the dish.

Essential Tools for Making This Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Cooks the flank steak quickly under pressure, resulting in tender and flavorful meat.
  • Tongs: Essential for flipping and handling the steak while searing and removing it from the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Flank Steak Recipe: Simple & Savory

This Instant Pot Flank Steak recipe is simple and savory, perfect for a quick and delicious meal. The steak is seasoned with a blend of spices, seared to perfection, and cooked in beef broth for a tender and flavorful dish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 350 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Tongs
  • Knife
  • Cutting board


Main Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs flank steak
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Season the flank steak with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat olive oil. Sear the steak on both sides until browned.
  • Pour beef broth into the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid, set to high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Once done, allow for natural pressure release for 5 minutes, then quick release.
  • Remove the steak, slice against the grain, and serve with the juices from the Instant Pot.


For best results, let the steak rest for a few minutes before slicing to retain its juices.

Nutrition value:

Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 45gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 600mgVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 4mg


Keyword Beef, Flank Steak, Instant Pot
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Tips for Making Ahead and Freezing

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Marinate the flank steak with seasonings in a resealable bag or airtight container up to 24 hours before cooking.
  • Store the marinated steak in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

Freezing Instructions

  • Place the seasoned flank steak in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator before cooking.

Flank steak is best cooked to medium-rare or medium doneness to keep it tender and juicy. Overcooking can make it tough and chewy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different cut of beef for this recipe?
While flank steak works best for this recipe due to its texture and flavor, you can also use cuts like skirt steak or flat iron steak as alternatives.
How can I adjust the cooking time if I prefer my steak more well-done?
If you prefer your steak more well-done, you can increase the cooking time by a few minutes, but be cautious not to overcook it to maintain tenderness.
Is it necessary to sear the steak before pressure cooking?
Searing the steak before pressure cooking helps to lock in the juices and adds flavor to the dish, but you can skip this step if you're short on time.
Can I marinate the steak before cooking it in the Instant Pot?
While you can marinate the steak before cooking, it's not necessary for this recipe as the seasonings and beef broth will infuse enough flavor during the pressure cooking process.
How should I store any leftovers?
Store any leftover flank steak in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat gently to avoid overcooking.

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