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Homemade Instant Pot Beef Stir Fry Using Flank Steak

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Looking for a Chinese dish to go with your other Asian dishes? This Instant Pot Beef Stir Fry goes perfectly with rice and our Orange Chicken.

I’m continuing my homemade instant pot recipes with another amazing beef dish. This time, I’m sharing more of a fast food style recipe using flank steak.

While it’s not the same as your typical Chinese restaurant, it’s just as delicious and probably even healthier!

The steak is tender; the broccoli is soft, and it’s all saucy – slurp! You can put this dish over white rice brown rice.

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What Is Flank Steak?

Flank steak is a long odd looking piece of meat. It comes from the bottom abdomen of the cow, so it contains a lot of muscle. Flank steak has a lot of beefy flavor, but it can tend to be tough. That’s why cooking it in your Instant Pot is the perfect way to cook it.

How To Slice Flank Steak Correctly?

The most important thing to remember when cutting flank steak is to cut against the grain. You will see long strands of tough fibers running through the meat, and that is the grain.

To cut against the grain, you will cut crosswise and sever the fibers instead of cutting along them. This will make the meat easier to chew.

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Ingredients For This Instant Pot Beef Stir Fry

  • 3 lbs flank steak
  • 4 cups chopped, small fresh broccoli
  • ½ cup sliced mini red peppers
  • 1 onion sliced thinly
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas
  • Green onions sliced for garnish
  • Sauce
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch

Side

  • steamed basmati rice
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How To Cook Instant Pot Beef Stir Fry

Combine the sauce ingredients garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, beef
broth and brown sugar together in a small bowl & whisk.

Add your sliced steak to the Instant Pot then add your sauce mixture.

Close the Instant Pot lid, close the seal.

Cook on manual for 10 minutes.

Natural release for 10 minutes & then do a quick pressure release.

Remove beef from pot & set aside.

Turn off the Instant pot & then turn it on to saute

Whisk in cornstarch & stir until sauce thickens.

Add the beef back in & stir.

Add in steamed broccoli. This can be pressure cooked for one minute at the start of the recipe or steamed in the microwave as you cook your meal.

Serve over white rice.

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HOW TO STORE BEEF & BROCCOLI LEFTOVERS

Store the leftover beef stir-fry in an airtight container. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 4 day. To reheat use a stovetop on medium heat or a microwave.

 Can I Use Frozen Broccoli?

Yes. If you do not have fresh broccoli on hand, it is perfectly acceptable to use frozen instead. 

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Yield: 2

Instant Pot Beef Stir Fry Using Flank Steak

This Instant Pot Beef Stir Fry Recipe will definitely enjoy your whole family.

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs flank steak
  • 4 cups chopped, small broccoli
  • ½ cup sliced mini red peppers
  • 1 onion sliced thinly
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas
  • Green onions sliced for garnish
  • Sauce
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

Combine the sauce ingredients garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, beef broth and brown sugar together in a small bowl & whisk.

Add your sliced steak to the Instant Pot then add your sauce mixture. Close the Instant Pot lid, close the seal. then cook on manual for 10 minutes. Natural release for 10 minutes & then do a quick release.

Remove beef from pot & set aside. Turn off the Instant pot & then turn it on to sauté whisk in cornstarch & stir until sauce thickens.

Add the beef back in & stir. Add in steamed broccoli. This can be pressure cooked for one minute at the start of the recipe or steamed in the microwave as you cook your meal.

Serve over rice.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1883Total Fat: 73gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 539mgSodium: 4766mgCarbohydrates: 93gFiber: 18gSugar: 47gProtein: 210g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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5 Comments

  1. This looks gorgeous and really yummy, next on my list to try. Thanks for the great recipes.

  2. On the ingredients you say to use 4 c chopped broccoli, then at the end of the instructions you said to add steamed broccoli and steak back to pot. So did you steam your broccoli separately? Could you just add it to pot and return lid and let steam for ten mins.? Brand new to IP, learning the tricks. Thanks!

    1. yes you steam the broccoli either in the microwave or in your instant pot for one minute before cooking the meal. If you added broccoli to the dish for ten minutes it would go mushy.

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