Tender juicy Rolled Round Steak that’s fun to make with tasty rewards from the Instant Pot pressure cooker.
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Today we are plugging in the Instant Pot to transform a lean, round steak into a juicy, tender piece of meat. The stuffed rolled steak cooks for only 35 minutes with not a lot of prep time, but the meat and delicious gravy tastes like it cooked for hours. So good! The onions, peppers, and garlic rolled up into the meat add another depth of rich flavor. If you don’t have an Instant Pot or any other kind of pressure cooker, conventional stove-top cooking brings similar results. The only difference is the time you save by cooking with pressure. Just brown the meat in a little bit of oil in a heavy pot and simmer on low heat on the stove for an hour or two adding water as needed.
To make the prep work quicker for this main dish I purchase round steak that has been tenderized by my friendly neighborhood butcher. You can always hammer the steak yourself if you prefer with a mallet or the edge of a small plate turned sideways. Seasoning the steak before pounding allows the flavor to really get into the meat.
Before I do anything I toss the peppers, onion, and garlic into the food processor and process them into small pieces. Another quick remedy I use instead of chopping vegetables is re-hydrating some Zydeco Chop Chop which is that dried vegetable blend I have talked about in another blog post, Kat’s Rodeo Soup. You can go there and check it out.
The next step is seasoning the meat generously on both sides.
Then I spoon the vegetables onto the steak as thick as I want and roll it up and secure the rolled steak with toothpicks.
The next step is dredging the rolled steak in flour. The flour helps thicken the gravy.
The Instant Pot
Now it’s time to turn the Instant Pot on to saute’ and let 2 tablespoons of cooking oil heat up.
I place the rolled steak into the pot and brown on all sides then I add water and close the lid securely making sure the vent is on sealing.
Then I press cancel on the control panel and push the Meat/Stew button on that registers 35 minutes on high pressure.
That’s it! The pot does its thing for 35 minutes then it sits for 10 minutes to depressurize. After the 10 minutes, I turn the steam release to venting making sure I am out of the way of the steam. When the silver float valve goes down it is safe to open the lid. This juicy meat and gravy can be served with rice or mashed potatoes and other side dishes for a good home-cooked meal. It’s one of our favorites.
2 cloves garlic seasoning to taste (I use salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic granules)
2 – 1 pound round steaks, mechanically tenderized or pounded by hand
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons cooking oil
3/4 cup water
Toss peppers, onion, and garlic into the food processor and process into small pieces.
Season the steaks to taste thoroughly on both sides.
Then spoon the vegetables onto the steak as thick as desired and roll up securing the meat with toothpicks.
Dredge steak rolls in flour, shaking off the excess.
Place oil in instant pot and turn the pot on to saute’.
Brown meat on all sides.
Pour water over meat.
Close the lid securely making sure the vent is on sealing.
Press Cancel on the control panel, then press the Meat/Stew button that registers 35 minutes on high pressure.
After the cooking time is ended, allow the pot to sit for 10 minutes as it depressurizes.
Turn the steam release to venting standing out of the way as it releases steam.
When the silver float valve goes down it is safe to open the lid and serve the meat.
Spoon the gravy over steak or serve over rice or mashed potatoes.
You may or may not use all of the onions, peppers and garlic. It depends on how thick you want to spread it on the steak. Use your imagination lead by your taste buds and be creative with the stuffing. The sky’s the limit!
Serving Size:8 ounces
You may be a recent user of these newly updated pressure cookers, but don’t be intimidated by them. The more I use the Instant Pot and familiarize myself with it the easier mealtime gets in my kitchen. Most foods like this stuffed rolled round steak taste even better than stove-top cooking with much less time spent tending to it. Another great thing about this dish is it freezes well. You can cook several rolls to freeze in the gravy for those days when there is no time to cook or to keep some on hand to bless someone in need.
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