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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli - an easy set and forget Chinese takeout favorite perfect for busy weeknights. Best of all, the beef cooks up melt-in your mouth delicious in a rich and savory sauce. Recipe also works great for Sunday meal prep for work or school lunchboxes.

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli - an easy Chinese takeout favorite perfect for busy weeknights. Best of all, the melt in your mouth beef cooks up in your pressure cooker and in delicious in a rich and savory sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword asian recipes beef, chinese beef recipes, easy asian dinner recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 354 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 lbs boneless beef chuck roast or flank steak sliced thinly across the grain
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh minced or grated ginger
  • 3-1/2 cups broccoli florets

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce use coconut aminos for paleo or keto
  • 2/3 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons oyster sauce can also use vegetarian oyster sauce as needed
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar coconut sugar or 2 drops of Stevia for paleo or low carb as needed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon red pepper chili flake or Sriracha optional

CORNSTARCH SLURRY

  • 2-1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch plus 3 tablespoons water arrowroot starch for paleo

Instructions

  1. Season beef with salt, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil. Add olive oil to the Instant Pot and press the SAUTE button. Once the Instant Pot is hot, sear the beef for 1-2 minutes until brown (cook in batches as needed) then add garlic and ginger.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the beef broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil and chili flakes (if using). Pour over beef.
  3. PRESS Cancel, then press MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK on HIGH. Set to 6 minutes and cover with lid. Turn heating valve to SEAL.
  4. Meanwhile, place broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water. Microwave 2 – 3 minutes until broccoli is tender.
  5. Quick release the pressure of the Instant Pot after the beef is cooked and there is a beeping to tell you it's done.
  6. Carefully open the lid and whisk together the cornstarch and water to create a slurry in a small bowl. Stir into the Instant Pot and press SAUTE. Add the broccoli and cook until sauce has thickened and broccoli is hot.

  7. Adjust seasonings and sprinkle with sesame seeds, green onions. Serve hot with your favorite sides - rice, noodles, zoodles, cauliflower rice or quinoa.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 1171mg49%
Potassium 852mg24%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 515IU10%
Vitamin C 71.5mg87%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.