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Instant Pot® Pepper Steak

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If you love the sweet and spicy flavors of classic southern pepper steak then you will love this easy Instant Pot® recipe. Pepper steak and rice have never been so easy to make or so delicious! All you need are a few ingredients and a few minutes and you will be eating a hearty, complete southern style meal in no time!

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Instant Pot® Pepper Steak

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 4
Calories 333 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Measuring Cup
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board


  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1.5 Pound Sirloin Steak, cubed
  • 0.25 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Cloves, chopped Garlic
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Brown Rice
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 2 Green Bell Pepper, sliced


  • Add the olive oil, steak, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, garlic, water and rice into your Instant Pot® bowl. Stir well. Pu the Instant Pot® lid on the machine and se the steamer valve to the ‘seal’ position. Press the ‘manual’ button and set the timer for 5 minutes on high pressure. When the cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release by carefully opening the steamer valve (be very careful as hot steam will escape from the valve as soon as you open it!).
  • Open the lid and add the bell pepper and onions to the pot and stir. Replace the lid and press the ‘keep warm’ button on the instant pot. Let the pot sit for 15 minutes to steam cook the onions and peppers (no need to seal the pot for this step!).
  • Open the Instant Pot® and serve the pepper steak while hot!

Wasn’t that one of the easiest dinners you have ever made? If you are hesitant to start cooking because you have some questions, ask them below in the comment section and we will answer ASAP!


About Amanda

My name is Amanda and I am a professional pastry chef. I have over 16 years of culinary experience and a bachelors degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. I currently live right outside New York City with my husband and two daughters who are my official taste testers and kitchen helpers. Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream are my weakness and, because I have two young kids, I need coffee every day. I love sharing my cooking passion and hope that you find some culinary inspiration here!

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