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Best Instant Pot Beef And Broccoli

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Instant Pot Beef And Broccoli is a quick and flavorful twist on a classic favorite! This fuss-free dish transforms tender beef slices and crisp broccoli into a mouthwatering meal, all effortlessly prepared in your Instant Pot. Pressure cooking beef and broccoli has never been easier.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and Tasty: This pressure cooker recipe delivers delicious restaurant-style beef and broccoli fast.
  • Healthful Meal: Packed with protein and greens, it’s a nutritionally balanced one-pot meal.
  • Easy Cleanup: This easy pressure cooker beef recipe is cooked in the Instant Pot so cleanup is a breeze.
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Recipe Ingredients

Sauce:

  • Water: Serves as the base of the sauce, helping to combine all other ingredients.
  • Cornstarch: Acts as a thickening agent, giving the sauce a rich, glossy texture.
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce: Adds a savory, umami flavor that’s the backbone of the sauce.
  • Brown Sugar: Provides sweetness, balancing the saltiness and heat in the sauce.
  • Chinese Cooking Wine: Enhances flavor depth, adding a subtle hint of acidity.
  • Toasted Sesame Oil: Infuses a nutty aroma that enriches the overall taste of the sauce.
  • Hoisin Sauce: Contributes a sweet-and-salty, tangy flavor that complements the soy sauce.
  • Cayenne Pepper: Injects a spicy kick to the sauce, elevating its taste.

Remaining Ingredients:

  • Beef Round Strips: The main protein of the dish, it absorbs the flavors of the sauce while providing a hearty texture.
  • Vegetable Oil: Used for sautéing, it helps in browning the beef and cooking the vegetables.
  • Fresh Broccoli Florets: Add a crunch and a fresh, slightly bitter taste that contrasts nicely with the savory beef.
  • Garlic Cloves: Infuse a robust, pungent flavor that’s integral to the dish.
  • Fresh Grated Ginger: Offers a warm, spicy note that enhances the overall flavor.
  • Green Onion: Adds a mild, oniony flavor and a pop of color. Optional but recommended for garnishing.
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds: Provide a slight crunch and a nutty flavor. Optional but recommended for garnishing.
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How To Make Instant Pot Beef And Broccoli?

Step One: Mix Sauce Ingredients

Mix together all ingredients for the sauce. You can pour into a medium-sized bowl, and whisk well, or place in a mason jar, and shake well!

Step Two: Marinate The Meat

Put your meat in a medium-sized bowl. Pour about ¼ of the sauce mixture over the meat. Allow it to marinate for at least 30 minutes; longer if you have the time. This will allow your meat to be tender and flavorful.

Step Three: Sauté Broccoli

Turn your Instant Pot on to “sauté mode”. Once it becomes hot, pour in your oil, and all of the broccoli florets. You can add fresh or frozen broccoli florets to the pot. Saute until you reach the desired consistency. Once the cooked broccoli is tender remove and set aside.

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Step Four: Sear Meat

With your Instant Pot still on saute mode, add 2 more tablespoons of oil, the garlic, ginger and your beef strips. Brown each portion of thin sliced beef until cooked thoroughly.

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Step Five: Add Sauce Mixture

Add the remaining sauce mixture to the cooked beef and mix well.

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Step Six: Pressure Cook

Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and close the valve. Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook for 15 minutes on high pressure.

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Step Seven: Release Pressure

Once the pressure cooking time is up, allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure.

Step Eight: Add Broccoli

Open the Instant Pot, and add in the cooked broccoli. Mix well so the sauce coats the broccoli florets as well as the beef slices.

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Step Nine: Garnish & Serve

Serve your beef and broccoli dish with green onions and toasted sesame seeds over a bed of rice or noodles! Eat with chopsticks, or a fork! Enjoy.

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Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigeration: Allow the Instant Pot beef and broccoli to cool to room temperature before storing. Place it in an airtight container and store for 2-3 days.
  • Freezing: For longer storage, freeze the homemade beef and broccoli in a freezer-safe container for 2-3 months.
  • Reheating: When ready to enjoy, gently reheat the refrigerated or thawed broccoli and beef in the Instant Pot, on the stovetop, or in the microwave until heated through.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Chow Mein: Quick and flavorful, chow mein noodles complement the savory beef and broccoli perfectly.
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice: A classic pairing, fluffy rice absorbs the delicious sauce for an ideal balance of textures. If looking for a low carb option try serving with cauliflower rice.
  • Miso Soup: A warm bowl of miso soup brings a comforting element, rounding out the meal with rich umami flavors.
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FAQ’S

Why Is There Cornstarch In The Sauce?

The corn starch is used as a thickener and it also helps it to stick onto the beef pieces a bit better as well.

Why Don’t I Pressure Cook The Broccoli?

Steamed broccoli generally takes 1-2 minutes in the Instant Pot. In this recipe we saute the broccoli separately to ensure the beef and broccoli are cooked for the required times.

Can I Use Frozen Beef In This Recipe?

Yes you sure can. If using frozen beef strips, simply cook the thin strips for longer until browned.

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Instant Pot Beef And Broccoli

Yield: 3-4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli Recipe is good to serve to your family at dinner. It tastes fantastic and is budget friendly too

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 lb round strips (see notes)
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil, separated
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix together all ingredients for the sauce. You can pour into a medium size bowl, and whisk well. Or place in a mason jar, and shake well.
  2. Put your meat in a medium sized bowl. Pour about ¼ of the sauce mixture over the meat. Allow it to marinate at least 30 minutes; longer if you have the time. This will allow your meat to be tender and flavorful.
  3. Turn your Instant Pot on to “sauté mode”. Once it become hot, pour in your oil, and all of the broccoli florets. You can add fresh or frozen. Frozen florets should take about 8 minutes to cook down, where fresh should take about 4 minutes. You might also prefer them more raw, or more cooked. Cook until you reach desired consistency. Once they are as tender as you like, remove, and set aside.
  4. With your Instant Pot still on Sauté mode, add 2 more TBSP of oil, garlic, ginger, and your meat. I suggest placing about 1/3 of the meat in at a time so it doesn’t become crowded in the pot. Brown each portion until each portion is cooked thoroughly.
  5. After all of the meat is browned, add in the rest of your sauce mixture. Mix well.
  6. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and close the valve. Set the IP to High Pressure at 15 minutes.
  7. Once the time is up, allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes, then manually release.
  8. Open the IP, and add in the broccoli. Mix well so the sauce is coated on the florets as well as the meat.
  9. Serve with green onions and/or sesame over a bed of rice or noodles.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 435Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1796mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 8gSugar: 21gProtein: 10g

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10 Comments

  1. Booyah! I love beef and rice. I can’t wait to give this a try. I cook with my Instant Pot all the time. I think this looks like a great one.

  2. Beef and broccoli is one of my favorite dishes, but I rarely make it because it usually takes too long. I can’t wait to try this instant pot version. It’s so much faster!

  3. This is a recipe that I need to to try in my instant pot. It is one that my husband would love.

  4. I tried this yummy beef and broccoli recipe and my family really loved it. I used a chuck steak meat instead but it came out great.

  5. Beef and broccoli is one of my favorite dishes.I tried this version and it came out great! I will totally be doing this recipe again and again.

    1. Hi, the Beef round strips is the type of beef, round steak strips or diced cubes of meat. This can be seen in the ingredients photo.

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