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Slow cooker steak & potatoes is a simple yet comforting meal. This hearty recipe can also be made in the Instant Pot.


What type of steak do you prefer? I used rib-eye steaks because they’re my favorite cut. Sirloin, strip steak, even short ribs – they all work well with this recipe. I suggest you stay away from tender cuts like filet mignon. Filet actually doesn’t cook well in slow cookers; it’s too tender and will cook too fast.


For my potatoes, I went with yellow potatoes because waxy potatoes hold their shape better with slow cooking. You can substitute another type of potato like sweet potatoes or even butternut squash. If you do, I suggest you cut them in larger chunks than usual. This will help them not turn to mush during the long cook time.


2 lbs steak
1 lb potatoes or sweet potatoes, quartered
1 small onion, sliced
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced (optional)


1 cup low-sodium beef broth
1 tbsp steak seasoning (see blog post)
1 tsp rosemary
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp oil (for IP)


Slow Cooker

Add potatoes, onion, and mushroom (if using) to the bottom of the slow cooker. Add steak on top.
In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients. Pour sauce into the slow cooker, wetting all the


Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.

Instant Pot

Season steaks with steak seasoning and rosemary.
Turn the Instant Pot to saute. Once hot, add the oil and beef. Brown beef on both sides, approximately 3-5 minutes per side. Remove steaks.
Add onion, garlic, and mushrooms and cook a few minutes until vegetables are soft.
Add broth and deglaze the bottom by of the pressure cooker by scraping all the bits off off with a wooden spoon.
Add steaks and potatoes.
Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook 15 minutes. Natural release pressure 10 minutes, then quick release remaining pressure.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?