Instant Pot Garlic Butter Steak Bites—a cheaper version of “steak” bites using an economical cut of meat. The chunks of beef are tenderized by pressure cooking and then tossed in garlic, herbs and butter. So flavorful and delicious!
Instant Pot Garlic Butter Steak Bites
I’ve been seeing steak bites recipes all over the internet and the pictures make my mouth water. Tender bites of steak…mmmm! I got to thinking how I could make something like this in the Instant Pot with a cut of meat that was less expensive than steak.
Pressure cooking can transform a tough cut of meat into something that’s fork tender. I chose to use a chuck roast. You can also use a cross rib roast or a rump roast with similar results. My roast was partially frozen and I cut the roast into small cubes. It’s so much easier to cut a roast into cubes and cut around the fat when it is just barely frozen. It’s worth throwing your fresh cut of meat into the freezer for 15 minutes to make this step easier. I threw the cubes of meat into the Instant Pot with some broth and let it pressure cook for 17 minutes. I let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then opened up the pot.
The meat didn’t look spectacular after I drained the liquid. Not much color, a little shriveled. But as I sautéed the garlic in butter and tossed the meat in with the butter and herbs a heavenly aroma filled my kitchen and I knew this was going to be a good dinner. By the looks of it, it didn’t seem like it would be very tasty but my two kids and Greg were all floored by how tasty and tender the meat was. The pot was quickly scraped clean. Give my Instant Pot garlic butter “steak” bites a try! I think you’ll really love them.
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A cheaper version of “steak” bites using an economical cut of meat. The chunks of beef are tenderized by pressure cooking and then tossed in garlic, herbs and butter. So flavorful and delicious!
- 1 1/2 pounds chuck roast
- 1 cup beef broth
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 to 1 tsp kosher salt
- Cut the chuck roast into small ¾ inch cubes. This is easier if the roast is partially frozen. Stick the roast in the freezer for 15-20 minutes before you’re ready to cook.
- Add the meat cubes into the Instant Pot. Pour the broth into the pot.
- Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 17 minutes. When time is up let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Drain the broth off and reserve.
- Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. Add in the butter and let it melt. Stir in the garlic and sauté in the butter for about 30 seconds. Turn off Instant Pot. Toss in the thyme, rosemary, oregano and pepper and stir to coat the meat. Add in salt, start with ½ tsp kosher salt and taste test. Add more salt as needed.
- Serve and enjoy! Drizzle with some of the broth, if desired.
If you’d like you can pressure cook potatoes in a steamer basket at the same time you cook the meat. Place steamer basket with potatoes inside on top of the meat. I used medium sized yellow potatoes and they were soft and ready to be eaten like a baked potato.
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. If you use an 8 quart pot use 1 ½ cups of broth.
- Category: Beef
- Method: Instant Pot
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