Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli [VIDEO]

Instant Pot, Meat


2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 lbs flank steak (sliced across the grain)

1/4 cup water

12 oz frozen broccoli bag (steamed)


1 tablespoon garlic (minced)

1 tablespoon fresh ginger (minced)

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 cup soy sauce (low sodium)

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 cup beef broth (low sodium)

1/3 cup brown sugar (or 1/2 cup for a sweeter version)

Cornstarch Slurry:

1/4 cup cornstarch

2 tablespoon water

1/4 cup green onions (chopped)

1 teaspoon sesame seeds


In a medium bowl whisk together all the ingredients listed in the Sauce compartment. Set aside.

Press Sauté on the Instant Pot-> wait for the Instant Pot indicator to read HOT.

Add vegetable oil, once the oil is hot, add the beef in one layer (in batches), do not move or turn the beef for about 2 minutes to make sure it gets a nice sear on one side (this is important). Stir the beef and sauté for 2 minutes on the other side. Remove, set aside on a plate covered in foil and brown another batch of beef and set aside.

Once done with browning the beef, add 1/4 cup of water to the pot to deglaze it. Using wooden spoon, try to get any bits and pieces that stuck to the bottom of the pot.

Add the beef back to the pot, pour the sauce mixture on top. Stir to combine.

Close lid and pressure cook on High Pressure for 10 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release. After 10 minutes of NPR, turn off the Instant Pot. Release the remaining pressure. Open the lid.

Cornstarch Slurry:

Make the cornstarch slurry: in a small bowl mix cornstarch with water until fully combined. With the IP on the Sauté function, add the slurry to the pot, stir to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes on Sauté, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens. If needed add more slurry (1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp water) until desired thickness is achieved. Keep in mind that the sauce will thicken more once it cools.

Stir in the steamed broccoli.

Turn off the Instant Pot and serve over rice or noodles. Garnish with fresh chopped green onions and sesame seeds.


0 Calories: 414 Carbohydrates: 22 Protein: 36 Fat: 19 Saturated Fat: 8 Cholesterol: 90 Sodium: 1338 Potassium: 791 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 13 Vitamin A: 495 Vitamin C: 51.4 Calcium: 81 Iron: 3.5