Steak Diane is a special dish for our house and it was thrilling to find a version where I can make Instant Pot steak Diane at home. Steak Diane is a dish that you can find at high end restaurants. However, you can even get it at The Cheesecake Factory. That’s usually our go-to place to get it now a days.
I was first introduced to steak Diane when dating my husband. He took me to a restaurant called Maxi’s. It was located in the Salt Lake City Red Lion Hotel back then. They would prepare the steak Diane table side. What I know steak Diane to be is medallions of beef tenderloin with a rich mushroom sauce. The sauce includes some type of liquor and is flambéed. I’m pretty sure they use wine in the dish at Maxi’s. It really was an experience when you ordered the dish there. This restaurant also happens to be the same place that my husband and I got engaged at.
The hotel has since changed and the restaurant is gone.
We were so sad when we could not longer order steak Diane at Maxi’s. However, while on a trip to Las Vegas, we discovered The Cheesecake Factory. We also soon discovered steak Diane was part of their menu. They do not prepare it tableside but the taste is almost as delicious as what we would get at Maxi’s. We were so excited when The Cheesecake Factory expanded to Utah. We can now go have steak Diane about 20 minutes from where we live now any time we’d like.
When I saw an at home version of steak Diane that can be made in the Instant Pot, I was over the moon. I couldn’t wait to make it for my husband. Now this Instant pot version uses stew meat instead of beef tenderloin. There is also no wine in the recipe so no need to flambé. Instead you use red wine vinegar. It doesn’t taste exactly like the restaurant version but is still delicious for an easy at home version.
When I made this, the stew meat I had on hand was chopped small. I do think it would work better to have large chunks of stew meat the next time I make this. There is also plenty of sauce with this version so it works well to serve over something like mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice. We love it over potatoes since we know steak Diane with a side of mashed potatoes.Print
- 1 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
- 2 lb beef stew meat, patted dry
- ½ tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 1 cup diced onion
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 8 oz sliced mushrooms
- 2 cups beef broth
- ⅓ cup heavy cream or evaporated milk
- 2–3 Tbsp cornstarch
- mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice for serving
- In a skillet over medium heat, add in the oil and coat the bottom of the pan. Add in the beef stew meat in one layer and let brown (about 3-4 minutes) and then turn over to other side and brown.
- Sprinkle in the salt, pepper and flour and stir.
- Add in the diced onion, tomato paste, Worcestershire, vinegar and mushrooms. Cook until onion is soft (about 3 minutes). Turn off heat.
- Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. Add in the beef broth and bring it to a boil. Once broth is boiling add in the meat mixture but don’t stir. Turn off sauté setting and immediately cover Instant Pot and lock lid into place. Set to cook on manual/pressure cook for 15 minutes.
- When time allow for natural pressure release for 15 minutes then do a quick release to remove any remaining pressure. Remove the lid.
- Stir the cornstarch and heavy cream/milk together until smooth. Turn Instant Pot to saute and add the mixture into the pot. Stir until sauce thickens.
- Salt and pepper to taste. Serve beef, mushrooms and sauce over mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes + time to come to pressure
- Category: Beef
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: American
This recipe is adapted from 365 Days of Slow + Pressure Cooking.