Tender and Flavorful Instant Pot Pork Steak

Imagine a dish that is super tender, delicious, and satisfying. A dish that not only looks elegant but also adds a touch of fabulousness to your party table. Enter the Instant Pot Pork Steak, a recipe that will leave you craving for more.

When you’re hungry and in need of a hearty meal, pork steak always hits the spot. It’s a dish that can be served simply with a healthy salad or some perfectly cooked potatoes. But what if I told you that you can make this mouthwatering pork steak in an Instant Pot? You’d probably be as surprised as I was when I tried it for the first time. Quick, crispy, and juicy – it’s a win for anyone who loves good food!

Less mess, more aroma! This unique recipe gives your pork steak a rustic look with a tender and juicy texture that will leave you licking your fingers. Even if you’re not a big fan of pork meat, this dish will make you think otherwise. It’s super delicious and absolutely fabulous.

To make it even more outstanding, you can top your pork steak with creamy mushroom gravy or serve it alongside some roasted veggies. The possibilities are endless!

How to Choose the Best Pork Meat?

When it comes to cooking a good steak, choosing the right meat is crucial. Freshness is key. Look for pale pink flesh that is firm to the touch. Avoid meat that looks greasy or grey. Give it a gentle press with your fingers – it should spring back. And of course, trust your sense of smell. A good steak should have a pleasant aroma.

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For the perfect cut of meat, go for a fine-grained texture with dense fibers and a nice layer of fat. The fat should be white or pink-white and soft. To keep the meat fresh, store it at a temperature between 32°F and 42°F. Whenever possible, buy your meat from farmer’s markets or local butchers for the best quality.

How to Marinate Pork Steak?

While it’s easier to buy pre-marinated steaks, nothing beats the satisfaction of making this dish from scratch. Marinating steaks is not complicated at all. Simply combine the meat with your favorite spices and let it rest. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find your perfect flavor combination.

Start by patting your steaks dry with paper towels to absorb any excess water. If you have a whole piece of meat, cut it into thick slices of about 1-1.5 inches. This thickness allows the heat to penetrate quickly, ensuring a juicy result.

A great combination of spices for your pork steak includes paprika, ground garlic, Old Bay, salt, and freshly ground pepper. Generously sprinkle the cuts with these spices and drizzle some olive oil. Add a few bay leaves and mix everything together. Let the steaks chill in the marinade for at least 30 minutes, or even overnight in the fridge for an enhanced flavor.

How to Make Pork Steak in an Instant Pot?

Pork steak is a delicate and flavorful cut of meat, especially when cooked with spices and lots of garlic. Instant Pot recipes are my go-to because they allow me to create healthy and delicious dishes with minimal effort and less mess in the kitchen. And this tender and satisfying pork steak is a perfect example.

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To ensure your steaks don’t dry out, keep these tips in mind:

  • Marinate the meat overnight or for an extended period.
  • Allow the meat to come to room temperature before cooking.
  • If the cuts are too thick, add a splash of stock to prevent drying out.
  • Use a cooking thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  • Let the cooked steaks rest before serving.

Start by setting your Instant Pot to Saute mode. Once it’s hot, add some vegetable oil and let it heat up for about a minute. Then, place your pork steaks in a single layer at the bottom of the pot. For extra flavor, add minced garlic and a stalk of rosemary. Cook the steaks on each side for approximately 3 minutes. If you notice it starting to burn, add a splash of stock or a tablespoon of butter. Seal the pot with the lid, set the pressure cooking program to high, and cook for 15 minutes with the vent sealed/closed. When the pot beeps, quick-release the steam and unseal the pot when possible.

Serve your tender and flavorful pork steak alongside a healthy salad for a fancy yet effortless meal that will impress your loved ones.

Tender Instant Pot Pork Steak

So next time you’re in the mood for a delicious and hassle-free meal, give this Instant Pot Pork Steak recipe a try. Your taste buds will thank you! And if you want to explore more mouthwatering dishes like this, head over to Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for some irresistible barbecue inspiration.

Instant Pot Pork Steak