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Frozen Steak Instant Pot

Frozen steak Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi instructions are here. How to cook frozen steak in pressure cooker to tender with vegetables too. If you’ve made our Instant Pot steak before but forgot to defrost it, no worries.

frozen steak instant pot

Have a moment of forgetfulness and need frozen steak Instant Pot directions? I hear you, I’ve been there before too. Whether you love a NY strip, sirloin, T-bone or porterhouse we have you covered. Just one of many Instant Pot recipes for beginners we have on our site for you. (affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Frozen Steak

You can use any pressure cooker you have. IP is what is featured here but you could make this in your Crockpot Express, Mealthy or as a Ninja Foodi recipe as well. You’ll just want a trivet to go in your pot and can even add some root vegetables to the bottom so you’ll have a one pot meal in no time.

Can you cook frozen steak in pressure cooker?

Yep, its an under 20 minute meal that will surprise your family. I wouldn’t tell them when it’s served that just minutes before it was rock hard straight out of the freezer. Using our steak dry rub or steak sauce it will have a ton of flavor and perfectly tender.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

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Frozen Sirloin Steak Instant Pot

Steak isn’t the only frozen beef that turns out amazing though. Our Instant Pot frozen roast is SO popular that many don’t even bother to wait a few days for it to thaw in the fridge, they just throw it right in as is. Now when it comes to how to cook frozen steak you can do it in a multitude of ways, this is just the fastest.

Whether you make steak in the air fryer, the oven, pressure cooker or air fryer frozen steak there will be variations in cook times. Not only from device to device but depending on how well done, or not, you want your piece to be. I for one like just a little strip of pink in the center, so the below timing is perfect.

My husband on the other hand likes his still mooing so I decrease the time below by 5 minutes. It will be a learning curve for you to find just the right time for your family but keep in mind the one below will get them medium well done. Refer to our what temperature to cook steak printable to determine how done each one is.

Frozen Steak

Frozen Steak in Pressure Cooker

Of course the thicker cut of steak are the less done they will be at the end of all of this. I wouldn’t choose anything much larger than your palm, and 1″ thick is ideal. If you are cooking a filet mignon or you want yours closer to medium rare than well you might decide to decrease timing to 10 minutes instead of 15.

For internal temperature the following applies;

  1. To get a rare steak the temp would be 115-120 degrees
    2. A Medium Rare 120-125 degrees
    3. Medium steak = 130-135 degrees
    4. Temperature of medium well is 140-145 degrees
    5. Well Done 150+ degrees

Best way to check this is to remove from whatever heat source you’re using. In this case I would take off of the trivet and on to a plate. Insert digital thermometer in the center where the thickest area is and see. At first this will take some tweaking so the next time around you will know what timing is perfect for you.

frozen meat in instant pot

Instant Pot Frozen Steak Time

Everyone is different when it comes to how much pink they want to see inside, and how tender they want it to be. The 15 minutes under high pressure listed below would get a medium thickness cut of meat to medium well in my opinion. I would adjust down a few minutes if you like more pink than what you see at the top here.

Allowing a natural release at the end is vital either way though to keep the juices inside the meat and not pouring out. Look at it like the time your red meat needs to rest before slicing. Then you are ready right when it comes out since it has already gone thru that stage inside the pot.

  • Peel and chop carrots into large chunks. Could half potatoes and add in there too. Slice onions into thick slices. Put all into bottom of pressure cooker.
  • Pour in water and Worcestershire sauce. Put trivet on top and lay frozen steaks on top of that. Sprinkle with dry rub or seasonings of choice.
  • Seal lid and steam valve. cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with a 4 minute natural release, then release rest of steam.

Use tongs to lift meat out, drain the liquid inside the pot, serve with the vegetables and brown gravy over the top. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy. Now to getting a bit of a crisp or sear on the outside, of course you’d get it if you grilled frozen steak but in this case this is how to do it…….

Frozen Steak in Pressure cooker

If you still want that bit of crisp on the outside of your meat after using this method of cooking you can do so air fried. Yep, our steak air fryer recipe here is using defrosted meat but you can also use it right at the end just for a bit of texture. I agree that texture is everything when it comes to dinners so I get it.

You will first want to preheat your air fryer to 400 F for 5 minutes, do this while your IP is releasing the steam at the end. Lay your meat inside the basket and re-season a bit now. Close and allow it to air fry for about 2-4 minutes depending on how much browning you want on the outside.

Remember that it will continue to cook the inside more during this process so plan ahead. If you’re going to do this final step I might decrease your cook time by 1-2 minutes so it doesn’t get overdone for your tastes. You could also throw the veggies in there for a bit of crisp too which is nice.

instant pot steak from frozen

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Frozen Steak Instant Pot

Frozen steak Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi instructions are here. How to cook frozen steak in pressure cooker to tender with vegetables too.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, frozen, instant pot, ninja foodi, pressure cooker, steak
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 358kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Peel and chop carrots into large chunks. Could half potatoes and add in there too. Slice onions into thick slices. Put all into bottom of pressure cooker.
  • Pour in water and Worcestershire sauce. Put trivet on top and lay frozen steaks on top of that. Sprinkle with dry rub or seasonings of choice.
  • Seal lid and steam valve. cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with a 4 minute natural release, then release rest of steam.
  • Lift out meat, drain water and enjoy with veggies on the side.

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Nutrition Facts
Frozen Steak Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 215mg9%
Potassium 736mg21%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 13615IU272%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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