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cream bowl with beef and broccoli

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: main course
  • Method: pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: Chinese


Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is an easy and delicious homemade version of your favorite takeout! Tender beef and broccoli in a mouth-watering sauce is served over rice in this no-fail Asian pressure cooker recipe.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak, cut into very thin slices
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • rice for serving
  • sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. Put olive oil in the Instant Pot and select "Saute"
  2. Once oil is hot, brown the meat in batches to prevent overcrowding.
  3. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.
  4. Add beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame oil. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  5. Lock the lid in place. Cook at high pressure for 12 minutes. Make sure the valve is set to the sealing position.
  6. When the cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release. (Make sure valve is completely dropped down before opening.)
  7. Set temperature to sauté. Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and add to the Instant Pot. Stir until smooth and sauce has thickened.
  8. Add broccoli. Close the Instant Pot and let the broccoli cook for 3 minutes still in sauté mode until cooked through and tender.
  9. Serve over rice garnished with sesame seeds if desired.

Keywords: Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

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