Instant Pot Salisbury Steak, Gravy and Mashed Potatoes–good old fashioned salisbury steak is prepared in your pressure cooker with a savory mushroom and onion gravy and creamy mashed potatoes. An amazing homemade one pot meal that will have you throwing away any TV dinners that you have in your freezer.
Instant Pot Salisbury Steak, Gravy and Mashed Potatoes
I have to admit I have never made salisbury steak before and I wasn’t entirely sure exactly what it was. I came to learn that salisbury steak is not steak at all but it’s ground beef that is seasoned and formed into patties and typically served with a mushroom gravy. I was skeptical. However, after I tried it I realized it’s super delicious. It is almost like an individual serving of meatloaf in a patty form. Except better. Better because it’s browned and it’s served with a savory mushroom gravy. I’m a huge mushroom fan so this made the meal for me.
I realized that salisbury steak must be served with mashed potatoes. You’ve got all that delicious gravy it just makes sense to have mashed potatoes with it. However I really really wanted to find a way to cook the salisbury steak, the gravy and the mashed potatoes all at the same time and in the same pot. It took a little bit of ingenuity but I must say I nailed it.
The prep time to make Instant Pot salisbury steak, gravy and mashed potatoes is a little bit longer than some recipes. It took me about 30 minutes to get everything in the pot and cooking. But the pressure cooking time is only 5 minutes and then a 5 minute natural pressure release. So you can definitely be eating this meal an hour after you start it.
I made Instant Pot salisbury steak, gravy and mashed potatoes last night for our family Valentine’s dinner and everyone was impressed. They only wished there was more. This recipe serves 4 hungry people but not much more than that. If you have an 8 quart Instant Pot you can double the recipe but unfortunately if you have a 6 quart Instant Pot you can fit enough to serve 4 and that’s about it. If you wanted to forego the mashed potatoes you can and then you’d have more room for doubling the meat and the gravy.
More one pot Instant Pot meals you’ll love…
Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Bowls
Instant Pot Pork Steaks with Gravy and Potatoes
Instant Pot Bacon BBQ Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes
What Equipment Do I Need?
For Instant Pot Salisbury Steak, Gravy and Mashed Potatoes I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
Other items I used to make Instant Pot salisbury steak, gravy and mashed potatoes:
- Steamer Basket*
- Silicone Oven Mitts*
- Digital Scale (to weigh my potatoes)*
- Better than Bouillon Beef Base*
- Disposable Kitchen Gloves*
Instant Pot Salisbury Steak, Gravy and Mashed Potatoes
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes plus 5 minute NPR
- Total Time: 3 minute
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
Good old fashioned salisbury steak is prepared in your pressure cooker with a savory mushroom and onion gravy and creamy mashed potatoes. An amazing homemade one pot meal that will have you throwing away any TV dinners that you have in your freezer.
For the Steak:
- 1 pound lean ground beef (mine was 80/20)
- 1/3 cup garlic and herb breadcrumbs (I used Progresso brand)
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp Montreal steak seasoning
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
For the Gravy:
- 1 diced yellow onion
- 8 ounces diced mushrooms (this will seem like a lot but they cook down)
- 1 1/2 cups beef broth (or 1 1/2 cups water with 1 1/2 tsp Better than Bouillon Beef Base)
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch + 1 Tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp salt
For the Mashed Potatoes:
- 1 1/2 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and diced (like the size you’d use for potato salad)
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Ground pepper to taste
- Prepare all your ingredients: For this recipe I diced the onions, mushrooms, peeled the potatoes, peeled the garlic cloves and laid out all the ingredients on my counter. It makes the cooking process much quicker if you have everything kind of ready to go.
- Make your steaks: In a medium bowl use your hands (I like to use gloves* for this step) to combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, steak seasoning, garlic and Worcestershire sauce. Divide the meat into four equal portions. Form into patties about 3/4 inch thick.
- Brown the patties: Turn your Instant Pot to the saute function. When it reads HOT on the display add in 1 Tbsp of vegetable/canola oil. Carefully place the patties in the pot and brown on each side for 3 minutes. Do not mess with them while they are browning. Just give them the full 3 minutes on each side. Gently transfer the patties to a plate. Set aside.
- Make your gravy: There should be oil in the pot still from the beef and the oil. Add in your diced onion and saute for 4 minutes. Add in your mushrooms and saute for 2 minutes. Deglaze the pot with the beef broth.
- Potatoes: Place a steamer basket* in the Instant Pot on top of the beef broth. Place all your diced potatoes and the 2 peeled garlic cloves into the steamer basket.
- Place a flat piece of foil on top of the potatoes/steamer basket. Gently place your steaks on top of the foil.
- Pressure cook. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot. Make sure valve is set to “sealing.” Set the manual button or pressure cook button to 5 minutes. When the cook time ends let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes. Then move the valve to venting and release any remaining pressure.
- Prepare mashed potatoes: While the food is pressure cooking get a serving bowl out for the mashed potatoes. Put the half and half and the butter in the bottom of the bowl. When the pressure is released, carefully open the lid. Use silicone oven mitts to remove the foil* (it will be hot!) and set the meat aside. Carefully remove the steamer basket full of potatoes. Pour the potatoes and garlic in the bowl with the half and half and butter. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes. The potatoes will be so hot they will melt the butter. Add in 1/2 tsp of salt and ground pepper to taste.
- Finish the gravy: Turn your Instant Pot to the saute function. In a small bowl stir together the 1 Tbsp of cornstarch and 1 Tbsp of water until smooth. Stir the mixture into the Instant Pot. The gravy will thicken almost immediately. Once it does, switch the Instant Pot to the Keep Warm function. Stir in 1/2 tsp of salt.
- Serve: Spoon potatoes onto each serving plate and top with a steak patty and ladle gravy over the top. Enjoy!
- Category: Beef
- Method: Instant Pot
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Liz petrus says
Can’t eat mushrooms, any suggestions? Can I add something else and should I put more water/better than bouillon?
You can just leave them out and leave everything else the same
Margaret Olson says
Hello, I’m on Noom and want to record this wonderful dish. Can you provide the nutrition facts? Serving size?, Calories? Total fat (g)? Carbohydrate (g)? Sodium (mg)? Sugar(g)? Protein(g)?
I just added in the info Margaret! It’s in the bottom of the recipe card.
Dana Merrill says
I usually use 93/7% ground meat so there won’t be much drippings. Should I up the oil initially?
nah, you’ll be fine!
Dana Merrill says
I’ve had a 6qt duo for several years and used it mostly as a slow cooker. Then I bought a 3qt on Black Friday sale and decided I needed to learn to cook “under pressure”. 🙂 I have tried several of you recipes and they have all been delicious. I’m telling all my friends and family. Loving your recipes and my Instant Pot.
Good! I’m glad you are pressure cooking. it is so fun!
Diana Romine says
Do you mash the garlic up with the potatoes?
Yes! It’s so good with the garlic.
Forgot to buy half and half. Can I use wihole milk
Sharon C says
ANOTHER WINNER!!!!! I did cheat on the gravy and added a jar of Heinz homestyle savory beef gravy to the beef stock in the pot because I like lots of gravy and I like it’s flavor. Definitely will repeat this one. Thanks Karen…you have made my instant pot a fun experience.
Ohhhh I haven’t tried that! I will next time. Sounds great.
Amy Anne says
Made this today and it was really, really excellent! The flavor of the meat was spot-on Salisbury steak. I did have trouble fitting all the patties in the IP to brown at once so I simply did it in 2 batches. No problem. Great recipe!
Good idea! Glad you liked it! 😊
I love Salisbury steak, but have never heard of cooking the meat not in the gravy. Is there any reason, pressure cooker related, to not do so in this recipe? I have a pound of ground beef and would love to make this tonight. I don’t cook with foil, so I may try this with the patties in the gravy instead of on top of the potatoes.
Sure you could definitely try that! I was worried that they would fall apart a bit, but I bet they’d be fine. Will you put the potatoes on top in a steamer basket?
It was a hit at our house! Only wish there was more meat. Thank you!
Glad you liked it Brittany!!
I finally made this last night! So good!! I only had plain bread crumbs on hand, so I added a little Herbs de Provence to the meat, and it seasoned it just right. Everything else was exactly the same! This one is a keeper!
Well that sounds like a great idea!
Yum. I may try a different seasoning other than the Montreal Steak seasoning due to the texture of it, but the steaks had good flavor in spite of this. The mashed potatoes and gravy were very good. I also added a couple of carrots, sliced, in with the potatoes to add color to the dish. Will make again.
Carrots are a good idea! I like that!
I tried this yesterday, and I thought it was great. Especially the potatoes, yum. But my husband took one bit of meat and said too much garlic or something. I had cut the garlic and onion to less than half what the recipe calls for, as I figured he’d have this response. So next time I’ll use no garlic and just a touch of onion. The gravy turned out great, with the mushrooms. And while prep time was a bit longer than some dishes, by the time it was done I’d already cleaned up all the prep stuff. I will try again though. I also used the same steamer that you showed above.
Good day Karen. Thank you for all of your recipes! I’m a newbie and have never tried the stacking method but I am eager to learn! I would like to know if the potatoes can be placed in a stacked pan, with another pan of veggies, sealed & set on the trivet, over the meat WITHIN the gravy, in the bottom of the IP, to cook all at once?? This will save a lot of time and make me more eager to cook. If yes, should the cooking time remain the same? Also is there anything else that I should know to complete this meal? BTW-I only made 2 meals and a soup so far. One meal was your smoked sausage, green beans and potatoes. It was FANTASTIC!!! It pleased my hard-to-please husband. My Mom also adopted the recipe since she loved the leftovers that I gave to her! 😁
Hi Terri, I think that this is a good idea! However I do believe the time will need to be increased a bit. I would add 5 additional minutes, so 10 total. Please let me know how it goes!
Diane G. says
I made this twice now- only had canned mushrooms and I use yellow potatoes. My husband and I both loved it!
Nice! Glad you both enjoyed it 🙂
Excellent recipe! My dad has been out of the hospital for almost a month. He said this was the best meal he’s had since he went in!
Oh Donna, this is so nice to hear. Thank you so much for sharing! I hope your Dad gets better soon.
I’ve made this 4 or 5 times. Prior to making this, the only Salisbury Steak I ever had was in a TV dinner! Wow, this recipe is great. My husband asks for it frequently.
The only changes I make is to use rehydrated wild mushrooms instead of fresh ones and I use Idahoan Instant Mashed Potatoes (the “just add water” kind). Guess I’m lazy, but it works for us.
That totally works!
usually love your recipes, but this one was a bust. even my husband, who is the easiest person to please in the world, was sort of “meh” about it. not terrible, just not so good. maybe with different seasoning……
Sorry you had a bad experience!
Carrie Anne says
Everything came out perfect. I would love to DOUBLE this. Any thoughts Karen?
The perfect amount of mushrooms also😊
Carrie Anne says
I see the comment below but I want to keep the potatoes😊
Could I double those too and still stack the patties?
If you have room!
There are 5 of us in our family and I know everyone would probably eat 2 patties. Can I double the recipe for the patties and how would I cook them (without adding in potatos) – stacking them on top of each other?
That’s how I would do it! Let me know what you think!
This was soooooo good!
So glad you liked it Shawn!
Margie parent says
My husband loved the meat but the potatoes were not good I’d suggest making potatoes separately gravy was grest
Sorry that you didn’t like the potatoes!
Torie Knighton says
I made this tonight for my family & they LOVED it! I made the mashed potatoes separately (not in the IP because I have a foolproof preference for those) but the steaks & the gravy were yummy!! Thank you! This will definitely be a new regular in the meal rotation at our house❤️
Oh thanks I’m glad you liked it!
I’m a brand new Instant Pot user after having talked to my daughter about hers. Was the steamer basket part of the Instant Pot or was it a regular steamer basket used to steam veggies? I have one of those, but, my Instant Pot only had a weird 2 handled basket that we can seem to find any mention of in my user manual. It would not, however, hold diced potatoes. I’m a bit confused.
I bought a steamer basket separately on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2pTfWa7
Katie Elizabeth Swihart says
Could you use cubed steak instead of forming your own patties and if so, would the cooking time be the same?
That sounds like a good idea. I haven’t tried it myself so I’m not exactly sure on the time. I saw another recipe that said do cubed steaks for 20 minutes. That seems like a long time to me.
Cube steak is a little tough so it would take 20 minutes or more to tenderize. It is very delicious though.
Wow, yummy!! My husband and I loved it. Made it exactly as the recipe is written and it was perfect! Now I need to check out your other recipes. Almost feels like I know what I’m doing lol.
Glad you liked it Pam and I’m sure you know what you’re doing 🙂
Karen Finol says
I’m new to Insta Pot cooking , Duo 8 quart for my big family, love it! I made meatloaf & potatoes cooked for 20 minutes and then meat was still very pink, cooked a little longer still pink. I ended up broiling the meat. What did I I do wrong?
hmmm, weird. Did you brown them for 3 minutes on each side before pressure cooking?
This was great I followed the recipe and it’s turned out perfect. Thank you.
So glad you enjoyed it Shelia!
I don’t have a steamer basket. Do you think a springform pan will work for the potatoes?
I think it would work but you may need to increase the cooking time by a few minutes.
Worked well using ground moose
WOW! Never heard of using ground moose before. Good to know!
Great to hear game works! I’m using caribou tonight.
Sharon S. says
After the cook times in the recipe the potatoes weren’t done and the meat was still a bit pinkish. I set my Instant Pot back to cook on high pressure for 2 minutes. It made it to pressure but then gave me the burn screen. I took everything out of the pot and was able to save the food and most of the gravy. I microwaved the potatoes and patties for a minute to finish them. The flavors in the recipe are good, though I added Slap yo mama seasoning and left out the steak seasoning. I will give this another try and see what happens next time. This was the first thing I tried to cook after doing the water test run in my instant pot. It was all saved though and made a decent meal that everyone enjoyed.
Hmmm. Interesting. I’m not sure why the difference with cooking times. Do you have a lux or a duo?
Plan on making this in the 3 qt IP duo mini do I have to reduce the recipe not making the mashed potatoes thanks for your response
You can keep the recipe the same. I would just place the steaks right in the bottom of the pot.
Peter Te says
If I don’t have the steamer basket, would it be fine just adding the meat into the gravy?
I’m sure it would be fine! Give it a try and let me know 🙂
This is a keeper! I made it as written and my family gobbled it up. Thank you!
So glad you liked it Carolyn!
I have a 6q instant pot do you think I can fit baby carrots with the potatoes and then separate and mash the potatoes and serve the baby carrots whole?
Yes I think that would work! And it would be delish!
If the carrots are soft enough, why not mash them right into the potatoes? It’s not only delicious but attractive. I usually use 1 1/4 pounds of potatoes to 3/4 pound carrots. Cut the carrots smaller than the potatoes so they will soften enough to mash.
I just made this dish. Loved it. I never made Salisbury steak before. Used to have the TV dinner kind which is gross. I am looking forward to trying some of your other dishes.
Haha! The TV dinner kind is gross. Glad you found this recipe instead.
I have made this at home and at my son’s home. Perfect all the times I’ve made it
Can I use parchment paper instead of foil?
I would think that the parchment would get all wet and weird.
I made this dinner and I must say my husband couldn’t stop raving about it. He absolutely loved it. I made the steak patties as written. I even added the Montreal steak seasoning as I had it on hand but had never used it before. The steak turned out amazing. I did cook potatoes different as I had whole baby red potatoes on hand. I put them in the steamer basket and increased the cooking time to 8 minutes on manual. (The recipe for the baby red potatoes actually came from Dad Cooks Dinner blog). I added the steak patties on top of the foil and everything cooked perfectly. Even though this is my first comment to your blog, thank you for all the delicious instant pot recipes you have created.
Hi Debbie, I’m so glad you and your husband enjoyed it! And your potato changes sound really yummy! I’ll have to try that sometime.
This was amazing. Love the fact that it only dirties one pot. Everything was cooked to perfection and the taste was out of this world. Thanks for the great directions and making it so easy to use my Instant Pot. Love your website.
Hi Marcia, I’m so happy you liked it! This one takes a little more work but it is so worth it!!!
Did you use normal pressure or set it to high pressure? I just got it, and I’m still trying to learn. Thanks!
Mine was cooked on high pressure.
This was delicious! I made it exactly to the recipe and wow. Even my super picky husband gobbled it down and had seconds. In 15 years he has twice said “this is good” ..he called this great! Thank you for this.
WOW! What a great compliment. I’m so glad he liked it. My husband thought this one was amazing too. It must be a beef/guy thing!
Candace Creedon says
The patties and gravy were great. The potatoes were gummy, but I didn’t use Russet potatoes, I’ll give it another try.
Oh shoot! What kind of potatoes did you use?
Granted I cheated and I just made instant potatoes. but this was delicious. And if anyone doesn’t have a steamer basket and isn’t doing the potatoes, I just used the metal canning lift and lined that with foil to put my patties on over my gravy. Worked like a charm. This was devoured up in my house.
Is it possible to make this without a steamer basket?
I haven’t tried it but you could place the potatoes in a pan or in foil probably.
Mindy C says
Our family did not care for the flavor of the Montreal steak seasoning. Any suggestions for a substitute?
You could do a mix of salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. That should be a little more mild tasting.
Mindy C says
Sounds good. Thanks! I am enjoying trying your instant pot recipes!
Thanks so much Mindy!
when I make salisbury steak I like to simmer the meat in the gravy, could I reverse the stacking and put the meat in the broth and potatoes above in a steamer on a rack?
yes, you could totally do that. It would probably taste even better! I just didn’t have a tall trivet to do that. I need to get one!
Would it work to make this recipe with ground turkey and use chicken broth instead of beef broth? Thank you.
yes I believe it would! Let me know how it turns out.
I’m using mashed cauliflower so I only plan to do the steak. Has anyone calculated nutritional info?
My husband is not a big fan of mushrooms but loves ground beef, gravy, and potatoes. How could this recipe be made without the mushrooms?
Sure, just leave the mushrooms out. You may want extra gravy so you could add in an extra 1/2 cup of broth if you wanted.
Which size steamer basket did you use? I have the 6 quart Instant Pot.
Hi Kathy, this is the exact steamer basket that I use. It is cook because you can make it super small or big. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y4MCKFM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This looks so good! What if I want to make it without the mashed potatoes. How long do you think it should cook for? Thanks!
Hi there, it should be fine without the potatoes. Just set the cooking time for 4 minutes.