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 cut 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. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. Make sure the valve is set to the sealing position.
  • When the cooking time ends, do a 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.
  • Enjoy!

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38 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.

  4. I need to know what the sodium content is. I can’t make anything high in salt. Some recipes I can substitute salt Free for salted intend such as the broth.

  5. This was my second attempt at using the instant pot. First time was a fail. This was absolutely delicious and I figured out what I did wrong the first time! I’m hooked!

  6. I made this earlier in the week and in was an amazing success. Everyone raved about it and asked me to make sure I make it again. Thanks for the great recipe.

  7. Trying this recipe tomorrow! The comments all sound like it’s delicious! This will be my 2nd try at cooking in the Instant Pot. 1st time, not so great! Question: When sautéing the beef, you put oil in pot on sauté, sauté beef with the lid OFF? Then add other ingredients and stir till sugar is dissolved. Then do whatever the recipe says? Thank you for your help!!!

  8. Was really good. However cooking broccoli for 2 minutes made it mushy.

    I think I’d steam it next time not pressure cook then add to sauce.

    I use arrowroot powder not cornstarch…

    It is definitely going to be made again. 🙂

  9. Was a little too sweet. Next time I’ll decrease the amount of brown sugar
    Broccoli was mush. I even cut larger flowerets as suggested. I will steam broccoli next time and just add at serving.

  10. Love the recipe. My husband said no more wasting money on Chinese food. I steamed my broccoli in the microwave for two minutes. In about two tablespoons of water then added it after I put cornstarch in.

  11. I love this recipe! I make it almost once a week for my family! I’m currently counting calories, is there nutrition facts on this somewhere?

  12. Yes you can play with the amounts – It’s up to you and your taste.
    I’m happy you like this recipe 🙂

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