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Beef and Broccoli in a black bowl next to two wooden chosticks and a black and white patterned napkin

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a one-pot Chinese style meal that is as good as take out! This pressure cooker beef and broccoli recipe has lots of flavor, with tender strips of beef, rice, and broccoli.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword pressure cooker beef and broccoli recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
Calories 625 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton



  • ½ cup Soy Sauce, low sodium
  • 1 cup Beef Broth, low sodium
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp Ginger Powder (or 1 Tbsp fresh grated)
  • ¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes

To Sauté

  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut or Canola Oil
  • 2 lbs Chuck Roast or Flank Steak, sliced thinly against the grain
  • 1 medium Onion, sliced into half moon shapes
  • 5 cloves Garlic, pressed or finely minced (2 Tbsp)
  • 1 ½ lbs Broccoli Florets, fresh or frozen

To Thicken

  • 3 Tablespoons Corn Starch
  • ¼ cup Cold Water

Optional - If you want to cook rice with the beef (you'll need a tall trivet and 7" pan)

  • 2 cups Long Grain White Rice, well rinsed
  • 2 cups Water


  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Green Onions, sliced


  1. Gather all of your ingredients together and have everything chopped and ready to go, and the sauce made before you start.

  2. Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a large measuring cup or a medium size bowl. Whisk it well. Set aside.

  3. Turn on the Sauté setting, and when hot, add the oil. Add half of the beef strips and brown them a couple minutes on both sides (don't cook fully). Remove them to a plate and repeat with the second half.

  4. After the second batch has browned, add the first batch back into the pot and add the onion and garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring frequently.

  5. Pour in the sauce and stir.

  6. Turn off the Sauté setting. If you are making rice, set the tall trivet into the pot and set the pan of rice/water on the trivet. Then close the lid and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  7. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, then the +/- button or dial to select 10 minutes.

  8. After cooking cycle has ended, let the pot sit undisturbed for 5 minutes. Then do a Quick Release of the remaining pressure/steam. When the pin in the lid drops down, you can open the lid.

  9. Then carefully remove the pan of rice and the trivet and set aside. Add the broccoli to the pot, pour in the cornstarch slurry, and pressure cook again, for 0 minutes. Then Quick Release as soon as the cooking cycle has finished.

  10. Meanwhile, fluff the rice with a fork and transfer to a serving bowl.

  11. After you open the pot again, stir well. Serve over hot rice. Garnish as desired.