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Instant Pot Sous Vide Steak

Sous Vide means "Under Vacuum" in French. The sous vide cooking method consists of sealing your food in an air tight bag and then cooking it in water that is kept at the desired temperature of the finished food. Have you ever wondered why if you want a steak cooked to 140° F in the oven, you have to place the temperature of the oven to 350°F and not the temperature you want your food to be cooked at? Well, that's because air is a terrible conductor of heat. It would take so long for the heated air to bring your food up to temperature, that it would be a dried out mess. Not only that, but because you have to have the oven turned up so high, it doesn't transfer heat well so by the time the inside of your food is cooked, the outside is overcooked.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sous vide, steak
Servings: 4
Calories: 141kcal


  • 6 or 8 QT Electric Pressure Cooker


  • 2 New York Strip Steak
  • 1 salt
  • 1 Ground Pepper


  • -Fill your Instant Pot liner 2/3 the way up with Water (approximately to the 10 cup line on the 6 QT models).
    -Place the lid onto the Instant Pot and close. You don't need to worry about the position of the vent because you won't be pressure cooking. Press the "SOUS VIDE" button and adjust the time and temperature according to the following cooking chart.
  • -I usually do 137°F for 1 1/1 hours. Press "START" and allow the Water to come to temperature.
    -While the Water comes to temperature, start to prepare the Steaks. Sprinkle the Steaks with Salt and Pepper or whatever seasoning you like.
  • Either Vacuum seal the Steaks individually or use the Ziploc bag method shown in the video.
  • Once the Water in the Instant Pot has come to temperate, submerge the steaks in the Water. Be sure that Water can circulate all around the food. This means don't allow the bags to touch the side or touch each other.
    -Place the lid back on and allow to cook fro the entire length of time.
  • Once Steaks are done, remove from bags and pat dry.
    -Sear the Steaks in either the Instant Pot under "SAUTE" set on "HI" or in a very hot cast iron pan. Do not over cook. The searing should only take 30 seconds to less than a minute on every side.
    -You do not need to rest the Steaks. You can serve right away.