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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli served over rice.

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

This easy Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli recipe will have you licking your plate clean! Loaded with tender beef strips and fresh broccoli, this Chinese takeout favorite can be made in 20 minutes and right in your Instant Pot!

Blue: 12   Green: 12   Purple: 12   Freestyle: 9
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 serves
Calories 397 kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE STIR FRY SAUCE

FOR THE BEEF

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 1/4 pounds flank steak sliced into 1/4-inch strips
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 pound broccoli florets cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  • sliced scallions for garnish
  • red pepper flakes for garnish, optional

Instructions

FOR THE STIR FRY SAUCE

  1. In a medium bowl whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, and brown sugar OR liquid stevia. Set aside.

FOR THE BEEF

  1. Press Sauté on the Instant Pot; heat vegetable oil.

  2. Add onions to the heated oil and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds, stirring.
  4. Season beef with fresh ground pepper and add to the Instant Pot; cook for 1 minute, or until just browned on both sides.
  5. Stir in the prepared stir fry sauce.

  6. Lock the lid and select HIGH PRESSURE; set cook time for 12 minutes.

  7. When cook time ends, use Quick Pressure Release and when the valve drops, remove the lid.
  8. Set Instant Pot to the Keep Warm setting.

  9. Add broccoli florets to the Instant Pot and close with the lid; let broccoli steam for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cooked to a desired tenderness. You can also cook/steam the broccoli on the stovetop or in the microwave while the beef is cooking.

  10. In a small mixing bowl whisk together water and cornstarch.
  11. Pour cornstarch mixture into the liquid inside the Instant Pot; stir until completely combined and until sauce has thickened.
  12. Garnish with sesame seeds, scallions, and red pepper flakes; serve.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 9
HOW TO STORE BEEF & BROCCOLI LEFTOVERS
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 755mg31%
Potassium 1013mg29%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 706IU14%
Vitamin C 105mg127%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.