Swiss steak.  It’s what’s for steak

And yes, it’s done up in the pressure cooker. You can do it stove top or in the oven if you like. But you know me – pressure cooker or go home.

Not much to say here folks. The original recipe I got out of a book I got from my local library, The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book, suggests eye of the round as the meat.  I’m not the biggest fan of eye of the round and since you guys love my pressure cube steak and gravy recipe I figured I would give this a go with cube steak.  It’s works, but don’t feel locked into that. Use whatever cut of meat you like, including pork steaks.





2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds cube steak
1 small onion medium chopped
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 15ounce can diced tomatoes
3 tablespoons packed fresh oregano leaves
1/4 cup heavy cream


Heat the oil in your pressure cooker on the browning feature. Season the steaks with salt and pepper and brown on each side. Transfer to a plate.

If you need some, add a little oil to the pot then add onions and mushrooms. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Pour in the wine and scrape up brown bits as the wine comes to a simmer. Simmer until the wine reduces by about half. Stir in the tomatoes and oregano. Return the meat to the cooker.

Pressure on high for 30 minutes. When done, unplug the machine and let the pressure come down naturally.

Carefully remove the lid when the pressure comes down and remove the meat to a serving dish. Set on your browning feature again and stir in the cream and bring it up to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 1 minute. Ladle the sauce over the steaks.


**NOTE: Quickly, before you ask, “why unplug the machine?” I’ll tell you. It’s just to prevent the keep warm feature from coming on. If you’ll be in the kitchen anyway or you only had a glass or two of wine, you don’t have to bother. You’ll know the pressure has been fully released. If, like me,  you forget things easily or drink too much wine, you may want to take preventative measures, like unplugging the machine.

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7 thoughts on “Pressure Cooker Swiss Steak with Tomatoes and Cream”

  1. I made swiss steak the first time 50 or 60 years ago. Back then it wasore well known. There was never cream in any i ate, usuall slice carrots and tomato sauce instead of tomatoes. Served over mashed potatoes.

  2. Our neighbor often gives us deer cubed steaks. I have now made your Swiss Steak with Tomatoes and Cream and the Cube Steak and Gravy recipes using the deer meat, and both have been excellent. Thanks for the great recipes!

    1. That makes me so excited! I’m glad you liked them!

      You’re lucky someone shares their deer meat with you!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I love Steak cooked in the pressure cooker. Your Swiss Steak with Tomatoes and Cream looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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