Instant Pot Korean Beef

Sliced beef in brown sauce with chopped scallion and black sesame on top in black bowl

Looking for a fuss-free meal to make?

Instant Pot Korean Beef is quick and ideal for any time.

Sliced beef in brown sauce with chopped scallion and black sesame on top in black bowl

Simple recipe you can make using the Instant Pot for dinner.

Why This Recipe Works

The very special thing about this recipe is that we don't have to worry about getting GOCHUJANG. The meat gets cooked completely in the Instant Pot and displays mouth-watering temptation via its appetizing texture. The dish is highly flavorful, and no area of the meat is left tasteless.

If you are not able to make up your mood to eat leftover rice, Instant Pot Korean Beef would be your partner!

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Recipe Ingredients

Ginger - Very important ingredient, which you can cut as per the requirement and shred it to peel it out.

Garlic Cloves - Ginger without garlic can never work well. Garlic cloves add a strong flavor that spreads throughout the dish. If you want to multiply its effect, you can crush it too after chopping.

Orange Juice - Gentle acid that adds a sweet-tart flavor vibe to the dish and is used as a flavor enhancer.Apple -This apple would attract the doctor too! Its taste pairs well with orange juice and builds a unique flavor for Korean Beef.

Salt and Pepper - You can add salt and pepper into the recipe according to your preference and taste. Excess of these is definitely not good for health and recipe.

Olive oil - Extremely beneficial to make it a healthy recipe. It has powerful antioxidants and fatty acids which are good for the heart and arteries too. And of course, adds a different taste to the recipe.

Soy Sauce - A product made from soybeans, gives darkish color to the dish and adds sweetness to it. I would not recommend adding more than ½ cup.

How to make

Gather all the ingredients.

Take a fresh apple, and peel it.

Take three garlic cloves, peel them and cut them into small slices.

Next, take 4 lb beef and cut it into pieces with the help of a knife.

Then, take the Instant Pot. and add beef pieces

Add olive oil into it and saute for 5 minutes.

While it's in the Instant Pot, add pepper as per your taste.

Now add salt into the burning beef so it absorbs nicely.

Saute until brown.

Next, add 1 cup of beef broth to the Instant Pot.

Add ½ cup soya sauce which would give it a unique taste.

Then, add chopped apple.

Now add 1 tablespoon peeled ginger which is always available at home.

Next, add chopped garlic to it this will cook rapidly and remain tender.

Finally, add ½ cup of Orange juice.

Set the Instant Pot to High pressure for 45 minutes. Do a Quick Release afterward.

The beef looks yummy!

Dish out the beef and your Instant Pot Korean Beef is ready to be served 🙂

How to serve

We have plenty of options for you. Check out What to Serve With Korean Beef for 20 delicious ideas.

The final dish can be served with rice and apples. An apple bite, each time the dish is eaten, gives a wholesome taste.

You can also serve it with green onions and sesame seeds if your family loves it. But yes, eat it quickly while it's hot.

Recipe FAQs


Gochujang or red chili paste is a flavorful, sweet, and fiery popular ingredient well known in Korean cooking.

It is produced using gochu-garu (chili powder), glutinous rice, meju (fermented soybean) powder, yeotgireum (barley malt powder), and salt.

The pleasantness comes from the starch of cooked glutinous rice, refined with saccharifying compounds during the maturation cycle.

What can I use instead of GOCHUJANG?

I would suggest if you can purchase a container of gochujang sauce then you should.

If you can't use gochujang sauce (or simply don't have any desire to buy it), you can substitute a blend that comprises:

  • a little Sriracha,
  • a scramble of extra soy sauce,
  • a little extra additional orange juice,
  • and apple to taste all things being equal.

What is so good about Korean Beef?

The best thing about the recipe is the mix of flavors.

The sweet and spicy flavors will prevail upon each & everyone, and easily available beef chuck makes it shockingly kind with your budget.

In addition, cooking Korean beef in the Instant Pot saves time and makes cleanup a snap.

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Sliced beef in brown sauce with chopped scallion and black sesame on top in black bowl

Instant Pot Korean Beef

Tender and juicy beef infused with rich and traditional Korean flavors will be a treat for your taste buds.
4.63 from 8 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: apple, beef, Korean Beef
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 4 lb roast cubes
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ½ cup soya sauce
  • 5 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 apple chopped and peeled
  • ½ cup orange juice


  • Press "Saute" and add olive oil.
  • Add the beef and salt and pepper.
  • Saute for 5 minutes until brown on each side.
  • Add soy sauce, beef broth, apple, ginger, orange juice and garlic and stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick release.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 448kcal Carbohydrates: 9g Protein: 69g Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 172mg Sodium: 5781mg Potassium: 998mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Vitamin A: 58IU Vitamin C: 149mg Calcium: 862mg Iron: 7mg


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3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Korean Beef

  1. I tried your beef recipe I really enjoy it but my husband didn’t like it...
    I think I put less garlic next time.

    1. Sorry to hear that, I love garlic but hopefully that makes your husband like it more! Thanks for your comment.

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