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Swiss Steak Recipe for Your Pressure Cooker Swiss Steak Recipe for Your Pressure Cooker


Swiss Steak Recipe for Your Pressure Cooker

Written by: Emily Smith

This Swiss steak recipe is my go-to comfort food. Tender steak, flavorful veggies, all simmered in a rich tomato sauce. It's a hearty, satisfying dish that never fails to impress!

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Ever tried homemade Swiss steak from a pressure cooker? Trust me, it's a game-changer. Succulent round steak coated in a medley of hearty flavors, it's comfort food at its finest. Lots of folks turn their nose up at pressure cooking, but I reckon they've never tasted this savory masterpiece. Stick around, grab your apron and let's transform your pressure cooker into the best Swiss steak maker in town!

Ingredients for Delicious Swiss Steak in Your Pressure Cooker

  • Round steak: Tender cut of beef that becomes succulent when pressure cooked, perfect for absorbing flavors of the dish.
  • All-purpose flour: Coats the steak for browning and thickens the sauce, creating a rich and hearty texture in the dish.
  • Paprika: Adds a subtle smoky flavor and vibrant color to the dish, enhancing the overall visual appeal and taste.
  • Vegetable oil: Used for browning the steak and vegetables, adding depth of flavor and richness to the dish.
  • Onion: Provides a sweet and savory base flavor to the dish, complementing the beef and other ingredients beautifully.
  • Green bell pepper: Adds a pop of color and a mild, slightly sweet flavor to the dish, balancing out the richness.
  • Diced tomatoes: Brings a burst of freshness and acidity to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile.
  • Beef broth: Infuses the dish with a rich, savory depth of flavor, creating a delicious sauce for the steak and vegetables.

Essential Tools for Making Swiss Steak in Your Pressure Cooker

  • Pressure cooker: Cooks the swiss steak quickly under pressure, tenderizing the round steak and infusing flavors into the dish.
  • Vegetable peeler: Essential for peeling the onion and bell pepper before slicing them for the swiss steak recipe.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Total time: 1 hour


  • 1 1/2 pounds round steak
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth


  1. Cut the round steak into serving-size pieces.
  2. In a shallow dish, mix the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika. Dredge the steak pieces in the flour mixture.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in the pressure cooker on sauté mode. Brown the steak pieces on both sides.
  4. Add the onion and bell pepper slices to the pressure cooker.
  5. Pour in the diced tomatoes and beef broth.
  6. Close the pressure cooker lid and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  7. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before doing a quick release.
  8. Serve the Swiss steak with the vegetables and sauce over mashed potatoes or rice.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 380 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 32 g | Total Fat: 22 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 90 mg | Sodium: 820 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 4 g | Calcium: 60 mg | Potassium: 680 mg | Iron: 4 mg | Vitamin A: 200 µg | Vitamin C: 45 mg

Can You Make Swiss Steak Ahead of Time or Freeze It?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the swiss steak as directed in the recipe.
  • Allow the dish to cool completely.
  • Store the cooked swiss steak in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Prepare the swiss steak according to the recipe.
  • Let the dish cool down to room temperature.
  • Place the steak and sauce in a freezer-safe container or resealable bag.
  • Label the container with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Did you know that Swiss steak is not actually from Switzerland? It's a dish made by slow-cooking beef in tomatoes and onions until tender, creating a rich and flavorful gravy. It's a classic comfort food that's perfect for a hearty meal. Enjoy!

Common Questions About Making Swiss Steak in a Pressure Cooker

Can I use a different cut of meat for this swiss steak recipe?
Yes, you can use a different cut of meat like chuck steak or blade steak for this recipe.
How can I make this recipe gluten-free?
To make this recipe gluten-free, you can use a gluten-free flour blend or cornstarch instead of all-purpose flour for dredging the steak.
Can I add more vegetables to this swiss steak recipe?
Absolutely! Feel free to add carrots, mushrooms, or celery to the recipe for extra flavor and nutrients.
Can I make this recipe in a slow cooker instead of a pressure cooker?
Yes, you can adapt this recipe for a slow cooker by cooking on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours until the meat is tender.
How can I make this recipe spicy?
To add some heat to this dish, you can include a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes when seasoning the steak.

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