Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

Huge hunger, but little time to cook? No problem! Prepare this pressure cooker recipe for Beef and Broccoli . In less than thirty minutes, the plates are ready!

It works great with plain rice or even brown rice if you are feeling healthy. I usually make the rice at the same time, using my other pot.

This main dish is rich in Asian flavors and will make you feel like you are in a fancy restaurant.

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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast sliced into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 pound broccoli florets into florets
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Put canola oil in the cooking pot and select Saute. When the oil is ready, brown the meat in batches.
  • Stir in the beef broth, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame oil. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Lock the lid in place. Select High Pressure and set the cook time for 10 minutes. Make sure the valve is set to the sealing position.
  • When the cooking time ends, do quick pressure release. Set the valve to the venting position and when the valve drops, carefully remove the lid.
  • Add the broccoli, stir a bit and cook at high pressure for 2 more minutes.
  • When the cooking time ends, do quick pressure release. Add the cornstarch and water mixture and stir until smooth.

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18 thoughts on “Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

    1. I was wondering the same thing. Making it right now, and I did sauté with beef only because I didn’t see anywhere else to do it. Fingers crossed! (Also my first ever IP recipe!)

  1. So it’s a 3 part recipe and the beef is cooked first and separate from the other steps, so it’s held out after cooking right? Also, I’m adding the cornstarch mix into the liquid while the broccoli is still in it, or removing the broccoli first? Sorry for needing so much extra info lol! It looks yummy!

    1. Hey April,

      In fact, we are doing all in the same pot, without removing beef or broccoli.
      Cooking beef >> Add broccoli while the beef still inside >> cooking it >> add cornstarch while all the ingredients still inside and stir.

      Hope it helps 🙂

  2. Made it last night…but my broccoli disintegrated in the pot. I was a few minutes delayed on relieving the pressure after the 2 minute cook with the broccoli. The additional pressure must have destroyed the broccoli….taste is really good but it doesn’t look as good.

  3. A great recipe, and so easy! My husband added it to our master list of recipes that we consult when meal planning — a high compliment! Thank you for sharing it.

    1. Oh really sorry about it… at least the taste was good 🙂
      Anyway next time cut the broccoli into bigger pieces and\or cook it for only 1 minutes.

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