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Instant Pot Pepper Steak

Instant Pot Pepper Steak is an easy pressure cooker recipe that is perfect for busy nights! Made with sirloin steak, peppers, onions, rice, and a sweet and savory sauce, this simple one pot recipe is full of flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Pressure Time20 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Instant Pot Pepper Steak, Pepper Steak
Servings: 6
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey



  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 pound top round steak cut into 1/4 inch thin strips
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 pepper sliced
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 14.5 ounces cup beef stock reduced sodium
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce reduced sodium
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root grated
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups white rice
  • green onions optional


  • Turn Instant Pot to Saute and let heat up.
  • Add in oil, beef, peppers and onions. Saute until meat is just browned. Turn off Instant Pot.
  • Drain off any excess grease if desired and return pot back to Instant Pot.
  • Add in beef stock and scrape up any browned bits on bottom of the pan. Add in soy sauce, ginger, garlic, apricot preserves, red pepper flakes, pepper, and stir well.
  • Rinse and drain rice and then add into Instant Pot. Push down rice until it is just submerged in the liquid.
  • Place lid on pressure cooker and be sure to seal vent knob to sealed. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • Once cook time has elapsed, let pressure release naturally. Fluff rice and serve with green onions if desired.


  • Sirloin steak or round steak can be used interchangeably. 
  • Use low sodium stock and soy sauce to control the sodium in this recipe. 
  • Feel free to use honey in place of the Apricot Preserves.
  • Instant Pot Pepper Steak will keep in the fridge for 3 days and can be frozen for up to 3 months. 


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 621mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 733IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg