Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli Recipe
If you’re looking to add a tasty Asian-inspired dish to your Instant Pot repertoire, this Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is just the thing.
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1½ pounds boneless chuck roast beef cut into cubes or strips
- 12 ounces broccoli florets 6-7 cups
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
For the Sauce
- ½ cup beef broth
- ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup sweetener brown sugar or honey
- 1 Tablespoon corn starch
Select the Sauté mode on the pressure cooker for medium heat and add canola oil. When the pot is hot, add garlic and sliced beef. Cook for a few minutes until browned, stirring frequently.
Add beef broth, soy sauce, and sweetener. Stir together to dissolve the sweetener. Turn off the sauté mode.
Secure and seal the lid. Cook for 15 minutes at high pressure.
While waiting for the pressure cooker, cook broccoli by microwaving for 3-4 minutes until tender.
When the pressure cooker is done, manually release pressure by carefully turning the release knob to its venting position.
Uncover the pressure cooker and remove about 1/4 cup of liquid. Mix it with corn starch in a small bowl until completely dissolved and smooth, and add it back to the pot.
Turn on the Sauté mode for medium heat. Let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes to thicken it a bit, stirring frequently. Turn off the Sauté mode.
Add cooked broccoli back to the pot and briefly stir to coat with the sauce. Serve immediately with a side such as cauliflower rice.
How to turn this into a freezer meal:
Place meat, garlic, beef broth, soy sauce, and brown sugar (or honey) into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Place freezer bag into freezer and it will last up to 90 days.
When ready to use, dump ingredients from bag into Instant Pot and add 1/2 cup beef broth or water in with the frozen food.
Place the lid on top, move the valve to SEALING, and press the MANUAL button. Set timer for 45 minutes (or 30 minutes per pound of your meat). Do a NATURAL RELEASE when the timer is done – I even like to let it sit in the Instant Pot for a few hours so that it falls apart so easily. Follow the rest of the instructions as written.
Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 894mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 368IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3mg