Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

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Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

I just made and Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe that I need to share with you! I love beef and broccoli but when I order take out it just seems way to salty. I feel as though I am trying to hydrate for days and days after. That’s part of this recipe inspiration. I needed to be able to control the amount of salt in the ingredients. The other part is because I have an Instant Pot Pressure cooker so meals like this are a cinch! The hardest part is the cleanup!

You might also be interested in the Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe because it’s super simple to make and loaded with lots of flavor!

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Beef and Broccoli

I’ve tested this recipe a few times with a failure or two. I’m glad to be able to share exactly the steps that work to save you any trouble.

Get the printable version of this recipe at the bottom of this post.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds of meat (chuck roast, rump roast, or flank steak), cut into thin strips
3 tablespoons olive oil or peanut oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup beef broth (can use bone broth as well)
2 tablespoons garlic (fresh, and minced)
1/2 cup soy sauce (I prefer a low sodium soy sauce)
2 tablespoons brown sugar (use Sukrin Gold brown sugar for a keto friendly version)
1 bag frozen broccoli (or 1 pound of fresh broccoli if you prefer)
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons starch (sub 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum if you are on keto)
Serve with white rice (substitute rice for caulirice to make this keto friendly)

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe Instructions:

Start by slicing the meat against the grain in thin slices. Dice the onion and cut the fresh broccoli. You want all of these things done before you get started.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

How to Season Beef and Broccoli Recipe

In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, beef broth, garlic and ginger.  I hardly ever use ginger so I used the powdered ginger spice instead of the fresh.  Don’t add the starch until the very end.  (I accidentally added the starch before and my pressure cooker never came to pressure because there was not enough liquid to make it work.  It’s okay, I’m happy to share my failures with you so that you don’t make the same mistakes I do)

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

What Oil To Use For Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

Add this liquid mixture to the meat strips.

Add about 3 tablespoons of olive oil or peanut oil to your pressure cooker and saute the onions until they are translucent in color.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

How Long To Cook Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

Add the meat combined with the liquid marinade to the pressure cooker and set it on manual high pressure for 10 minutes. The quick release the pressure value.

Carefully remove about a 1/3 cup of the hot juices and add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Use a fork or a whisk to make sure the cornstarch is well combined. I find it easier to combine cornstarch in hot liquid. If you prefer, you can use warm water also. I’ve done it both ways and it hardly makes a difference. Add the mixture back into the pressure cooker and stir. You will notice the liquid begin to thicken as it sits.

Frozen Broccoli

Place the pound of broccoli in the microwave on high for about 5 minutes with 1 cup of water. This will steam it to the perfect consistency. Works for both frozen and fresh broccoli.

Drain the water from the broccoli and mix it in to the beef mixture in your pressure cooker. The beef and broccoli is done and ready to serve over rice!

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

I personally love to use a chuck roast in this recipe.  I don’t really care for flank steak myself.

Man this was yummy!!!

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

How to Make Instant Pot Rice

I have two pressure cookers so I had rice cooking in the other one at the same time. Rice is super simple in the pressure cooker. It’s two cups of water per one cup of rice.

Cook it on manual high pressure for exactly 3 minutes and then natural release it for another 10 minutes. Perfect rice every single time! Sometimes I replace the water with broth. Beef, chicken or vegetable broth depending on what dish I’m making. I used the rest of the beef broth in my rice for this recipe.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Low Sodium Soy Sauce for Instant Pot Steak Recipe

I love that I can use a low sodium soy sauce and still have this dish come out tasting amazing!  I tend to skip the take out and make my own from now on!

Here’s an excellent video of a one pot meal using this recipe done by a reader!!!

Now if you like that recipe, you should see how we made some Lobster Tails in our pressure cooker!

Pressure Cooker Lobster Tails with Butter Sauce

Feel free to pin it on Pinterest for later!

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

4.39 from 75 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 381

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds of meat chuck roast, rump roast or flank steak, cut into thin strips
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or peanut oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce I prefer a low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 bag frozen broccoli or 1 pound of fresh broccoli if you prefer
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons starch
  • Serve with white rice

Instructions
 

  • Start by slicing the meat against the grain in thin slices. Dice the onion and cut the fresh broccoli. You want all of these things done before you get started.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, beef broth, garlic and ginger. I hardly ever use ginger so I used the powdered ginger spice instead of the fresh. Don't add the starch until the very end. (I accidentally added the starch before and my pressure cooker never came to pressure because there was not enough liquid to make it work. It's okay, I'm happy to share my failures with you so that you don't make the same mistakes I do)
  • Add this liquid mixture to the meat strips.
  • Add about 3 tablespoons of olive oil or peanut oil to your pressure cooker and saute the onions until they are translucent in color.
  • Add the meat combined with the liquid marinade to the pressure cooker and set it on manual high pressure for 10 minutes. The quick release the pressure value.
  • Carefully remove about a 1/3 cup of the hot juices and add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Use a fork or a whisk to make sure the cornstarch is well combined. I find it easier to combine cornstarch in hot liquid. If you prefer, you can use warm water also. I've done it both ways and it hardly makes a difference. Add the mixture back into the pressure cooker and stir. You will notice the liquid begin to thicken as it sits.
  • Place the pound of broccoli in the microwave on high for about 5 minutes with 1 cup of water. This will steam it to the perfect consistency. Works for both frozen and fresh broccoli.
  • Drain the water from the broccoli and mix it in to the beef mixture in your pressure cooker. The beef and broccoli is done and ready to serve over rice!
  • I have two pressure cookers so I had rice cooking in the other one at the same time. Rice is super simple in the pressure cooker. It's two cups of water per one cup of rice. Cook it on manual high pressure for exactly 3 minutes and then natural release it for another 10 minutes. Perfect rice every single time! Sometimes I replace the water with broth. Beef, chicken or vegetable broth depending on what dish I'm making. I used the rest of the beef broth in my rice for this recipe.

Notes

Nutrition values do not include rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 381 | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 25g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Net Carbs: 8g

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy.

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44 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    It was love at first bite! Our family gobbled down a double batch of this on my first try. Next time, I will use reduced sodium beef stock because it was too salty for my taste. I added the broccoli in after the meat was fully cooked. High pressure for a couple minutes. Next time I will bump it down to 0 minutes just to slightly cook the broccoli. Have you found a way to make the rice in there as well?

  2. 5 stars
    I never leave comments or ratings but this was so good and easy! I did brown the meat instead of mixing it in the sauce, then the onions, then deglazed the pot with a bit of the sauce.

  3. 5 stars
    I added water chestnuts , bamboo shoots and a can of baby corn along with the Broccoli. Only thing I will do next time is increase the liquid broth , there wasn’t enough . Part of my family added spicier sauces to their bowls , general tso’s and spicy Szechuan sauce .

  4. 4 stars
    Really good recipe. I would say cut the 10 minutes down to 9 or 8. Also, buy stew beef already cut up to save time and elbow grease.

  5. In reading through this recipe, there is a sentence that I don’t understand.

    Step 5:Add the meat combined with the liquid marinade to the pressure cooker and set it on manual high pressure for 10 minutes. THE QUICK RELEASE THE PRESSURE VALUE.

    What do you mean by “the quick release the pressure value?” Is this a setting on an older model of the Instant Pot? Can I just set it for manual high pressure, and at the end of 10 minus do a quick release?

    Thanks in advance for your help–I’m looking forward to trying this recipe!

    1. She meant “THEN quick release the pressure valve.” I’m sure I’m telling you this way past when you wanted to know! But yes, do exactly as you wanted to do it.

  6. 5 stars
    I got a huge 5 lb Chuck roast but everything else was per the recipe. Absolutely delicious! Rave reviews from my husband and two boys. Definitely a keeper!

  7. 5 stars
    Turned out great.. Simple to make… Will make it again… I added frozen broccoli after the thickening and turned it to sautee for a few mins.. Worked great

  8. 5 stars
    Just made this and it turned out delicious! I used flank steak as that was what we had available. Thanks for the recipe

  9. I have an 8 qt instant pot and want to make a large batch of the beef and broccoli. I’m thinking double the meat in your recipe. Should I double the amount of broth and soy sauce too?

  10. Just made for my boyfriend and I, ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! The sauce is phenomenal. Worked out perfect. Can’t wait to make more of your recipes!

  11. Made this tonight as per the instructions and it was phenomenal. I usually try a recipe as written and then modify it if needed or see what others may have changed, but this was perfect as is. I did serve it over buttered egg noodles though. The whole family loved it. I have a regular pressure cooker and the times crossed over perfectly. This will definitely go into my keeper quick meal selection. Thanks!

  12. 5 stars
    This is exactly what I was looking for! The beef was delicious and tender, and there was enough for leftovers for my family of 3.

  13. Hi! This meal is in my pressure cooker as I type. 😀 My OCD makes me check the recipe, especially the ingredients, over and over again– even the pics. There seems to be sesame seeds on your beef in I’ve pic… May I ask what that ingredient that is? Also why is sesame oil in your pictures and not the recipe? Is it optional? Thanks!!

    P.S. Can’t wait to eat this!!

    1. I was testing this recipe when I took the photos. Sometimes I make it 2 or 3 different times until it comes out just perfect. Please disregard the sesame oil. I ended up not using it. Also, the sesame seeds in the pictures were just for pleasing photo purposes.

  14. 4 stars
    Made this the other night using a rump roast. I found the meat to be really tough. Do you know what I could do differently? I cut against the grain in strips that resembled your photo. Does the type of meat make a difference or maybe try lowering the cooking time? The flank steak was $22, so I didn’t go that route. I’m not sure if that’s a normal price for flank steak or if it was post hurricane Irma prices, but our options were slim. The $10 rump roast was more appealing. Either way, it was delicious, I would just prefer a more fall apart meat. 😊

    1. If it was tough, then I would add more time to the cooking process, maybe a minute or two.. Mine turned out very tender, i used a chuck roast.

  15. Really enjoyed this! I bought stir fry beef that was sliced VERY thin, so I reduced the cook time to 8 min. It was perfect!

  16. That recipe looks great. However, I don’t know how you cook rice in 3 minutes unless you are using instant rice.
    My white rice takes 12 minutes (or the button on the IP) and my brown rice takes 23 minutes. I do natural release because I have heard that the starchy steam can clog your valve.
    On the stove I do a 1:2 ratio rice/water. however, in the IP, I use a ration of 1:1.25
    Some IP users use a 1:1 ratio.
    I think there is some adjustments needed at high elevations.

  17. 5 stars
    My hubby loved it!! I added a 1/2 tsp honey to the sauce and it turned out great!! I also added slices of bellpepper too! I put my fresh broccoli in with the meat and sauce and cooked 2 mins, since I had already cooked my roast the night before in the pressure cooker XL. The broccoli was good, but just a little over cooked….but still good tasting!!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

  18. 5 stars
    Made just like the recipe, but it didn’t thicken too much. Put on sauté and added more thickening and it did fine.

  19. This looks great – can’t wait to try it tonight!! You might try Bragg’s Aminos in place of soy sauce; great taste and you avoid both sodium and soy issues. Thank you for the recipe!

  20. We made this tonight in our hotel room and it was so tasty my super picky four year old ate a serving! We used stew beef and didn’t cut it any thinner. We didn’t have a microwave safe bowl so we tossed it in the Instant Pot and set it for 1 minute. It was a tad mushy, but still tasty. We served it with the microwave rice bowls as well. Thank you for a simple, tasty recipe that has served us well on our vacation.

  21. Thank you for this recipe . Just got my instant pot , this was the very first recipe I tried , it was amazing !! Tasted so good and it really was so easy !!!
    Love , Love , Love this !

  22. Why not figure out a way to cook the broccoli in the Instant Pot too instead of using another pan? I’ve only had my Instant Pot 2 weeks so I’m still learning. I love it!

    1. I’ve tried cooking the broccoli in with the beef but it will be way overcooked when it’s done. I don’t recommend it. I am speaking from experience on this one. 😉

    2. I pulled the meat out after cooking, added the cornstarch to the liquid, added the broccoli on a trivet, and set it at high pressure for zero minutes. Perfectly thickened liquid, perfectly cooked broccoli!

      1. Hi. Just wondering how you set it for 0 minutes, how does that work??…and if you quick pressure released or natural Thanks!

  23. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! Thank you! Do you know by chance if I’d have to adjust the time if I double the batch?

  24. 5 stars
    This was so easy! It tasted better than a restaurants. Beef and broccoli is my husbands favorite and he loved this! I will definitely be making this again. The only suggestion my husband had was to add sine carrots cut into sticks.

    1. The Instant Pot is a type of brand. There are many different brands of an electric pressure cooker. I prefer the Instant Pot myself. Hope that helps Linda!

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