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Instant Pot Beef And Broccoli


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Recipe Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a delicious beef stir fry recipe that cooks up quickly in the Instant Pot. A perfect quick weekday meal, just dump everything into your pressure cooker and dinner will be ready in minutes!

If you love homemade takeout recipes, then this recipe is for you. Not only is this meal simple to make, but it’s also kid-friendly.

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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

Did you know that Beef and Broccoli is believed to actually be an American dish? While the dish does have Chinese flavors, it is believed that the recipe was created by Chinese immigrants who had settled in the San Francisco area.

Why I Love This Recipe

This Instant Pot Broccoli Beef recipe is the perfect family-friendly weekday meal.

  • Ready in 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love Instant Pot Chinese-Inspired recipes, then give this Instant Pot Orange Chicken recipe a try.

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Ingredients

This ingredient list may seem long, but you should have most of these ingredients on hand in your pantry already. One quick trip to the grocery store and you will be ready to make this quick dinner.

  • beef stir fry meat
  • broccoli; washed and cut into individual pieces
  • zucchini; quartered and slice into rounds
  • coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • brown sugar
  • cornstarch 
  • garlic; minced
  • ginger; minced
  • sesame oil
  • sesame seeds for topping
  • water

Substitutions

Beef: Use your favorite cut of beef just make sure that it is cut thinly.

Sesame Oil: Can be replaced with Olive Oil.  

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

Gather these few simple kitchen tools to help you make this tasty beef recipe.

How to Make Instant Pot Ginger Beef Stir Fry

To make this easy takeout meal at home recipe, follow these seven simple steps. You will be so glad that you did.

Step 1: Add the meat to the pressure cooker

Place meat into the instant pot with one cup of water.

Meat placed in the instant pot.

Step 2: Pressure cook the meat

Place lid on instant pot and turn the valve to the sealed position. Press the pressure cook or manual button and set the timer to 20 minutes.

Instant pot turned to manual/normal mode.

Step 3: Release the pressure

Once the instant pot comes to pressure and stops counting then beeps, release the press from the valve.

Step 4: Drain the juice

Drain the juice and then turn off the pot, then press the saute button.

Cooked meat in the instant pot with the juice drained.

Step 5: Make the sauce

Mix together coconut aminos or soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. Pour onto the meat and stir until sauce starts to thicken.

Ingredients to make the sauce in a mixing bowl.

Step 6: Cook the vegetables

Add in broccoli and zucchini. Place lid on the pot but don’t close. Saute vegetables stirring every two minutes until vegetables are desired tenderness. 

Broccoli on top of the cooked beef.

Step 7: Garnish and serve

Serve with rice and top with sesame seeds.

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Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Do you want to personalize this recipe? Here are some of my favorite swaps for this recipe.

Spicy: If you are a fan of spicy meals, add in 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.

Peanuts: Do you like a crunch with your food? Garnish your bowl with chopped roasted peanuts.

Pineapple: Add in a cup of diced pineapple to add a sweet pop of flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Wondering what to serve with this beef stir fry? Here are my favorite side dishes to serve with this dish.

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Tips

Looking for tips for this dish? Here are my top tips for making the best beef stir fry. 

  • The time listed to cook the meat is just a guide. The cooking time can vary based on the cut of beef that you use. Thin cuts will cook quickly, whereas thicker cuts may take longer.
  • For more flavor add salt and pepper to your taste.
  • If you choose to make this dish spicy, remember that adding spice will take away from the sweet flavor of the sauce.
  • Change up the vegetables in this recipe to suit your family’s preferences. Bell peppers work well in this recipe or even green beans.

FAQs

Do you have questions about Instant Pot Ginger Beef Stir Fry? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

Can I freeze this dish?

Freezing is not recommended as the sauce separates when reheated so it’s best to eat this dish fresh.

How to reheat

Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop with a splash of water. Don’t forget to stir as it reheats so that sauce is evenly distributed and does not burn.

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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli Recipe

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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

Corinne Schmitt
Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a delicious beef stir fry recipe that cooks up quickly in the Instant Pot.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 735 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large wooden spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs beef stir fry meat beef tenderloin strips or bottom round
  • 2 heads of broccoli washed and cut into individual pieces
  • 1 large zucchini quartered and slice into rounds
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • sesame seeds for topping
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Place meat into the instant pot with one cup of water.
  • Place lid on instant pot and turn the valve to the sealed position. Press the pressure cook or manual button and set the timer to 20 minutes.
  • Once the instant pot comes to pressure and stops counting then beeps, release the press from the valve.
  • Drain the juice and then turn off the pot, then press saute button.
  • Mix together coconut aminos or soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. Pour onto the meat and stir until sauce starts to thicken.
  • Add in broccoli and zucchini. Place lid on the pot but don’t close. Saute vegetables stirring every two minutes until vegetables are desired tenderness.
  • Serve with rice and top with sesame seeds.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 735kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 50gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 3gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 1341mgPotassium: 1769mgFiber: 9gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1992IUVitamin C: 281mgCalcium: 207mgIron: 7mg
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