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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

You can forget take out! This savory Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli recipe is tender beef mixed with broccoli in a flavorful dish. This recipe is smokey with a little bit of spice that ties the whole recipe together.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef and Broccoli
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pound beef chuck roast
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Pepper for seasoning
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup oyster sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup beef broth low sodium if possible
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 lb. broccoli florets
  • Optional garnish: chopped green onions toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Season the beef with pepper. Cut it against the grain, into thin strips.
  • Put the olive oil into the instant pot and turn on the saute function. When the oil is hot, add the beef (in batches if necessary, we don’t want to crowd it). Allow the beef to brown on all sides. This will take 5-10 minutes.
  • While the beef is browning, we will prepare the sauce. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, ginger, red pepper flakes, and garlic.
  • When the beef is browned, add the beef broth to the pot. Make sure to scrape up any bits of beef that are stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  • Add the sauce and stir well. Switch off the saute function.
  • Seal the pot and set to cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Use the quick pressure release.
  • In a small bowl, create a slurry by mixing the cornstarch and water. Stir this into the mixture in the instant pot.
  • Turn on the saute function and bring this mixture to a boil.
  • Make sure the broccoli is cut into bite-size pieces. Add the broccoli to the pot and stir in, put on the lid and allow it to boil for 3 minutes, then turn off the saute function. With the pot turned off, allow the mixture to it for 5 more minutes, or until the broccoli reaches the desired crispness.
  • Serve with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds.

Notes

You can use regular beef broth in this recipe and it’s just fine, just a little saltier…if your readers prefer, they can
use low-sodium broth instead since soy sauce and oyster sauce are already pretty high in salt. We tried it both
ways and each recipe was still great.
Also, if readers prefer a lot of sauce, they can double the sauce ingredients to make extra.
You can also double the entire recipe and it will easily fit into the pot.
Believe me when I say that this is SUPER easy to make and just as good, if not better than, take-out!