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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

This Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is an awesome take on a Chinese American classic! You can make this recipe on the stovetop, but making it in the Instant Pot is so much better! Every step of this recipe can be made in the Instant Pot from start to finish. Enjoy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, Chinese American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Pressure Building Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 206kcal


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1 lb. flank steak cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 lb broccoli cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or sesame oil
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 8 tsp cornstarch + 8 Tbsp water

Marinade Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • tsp Paprika
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 inches ginger peeled and grated
  • 4 tsp brown sugar


  • Fill the bottom of your Instant Pot with 1 cup of water. Add the trivet (or a steamer basket) into the Instant Pot and pile your broccoli on top. Lock your lid in place.
  • Press STEAM and adjust the time to one minute. After the cooking cycle has completed, perform a Quick Release. Remove the broccoli from the Instant Pot and set aside.
  • Combine the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl and whisk together.
  • In your Instant pot, turn the SAUTE feature on and add the oil to the pot. Add the chopped garlic into the oil and stir until fragrant. Turn off the SAUTE feature.
  • Add the beef, beef broth, and marinade into the pot.
  • Set to MANUAL and set the timer for 10 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is complete, allow for a natural release for 10 minutes. Then perform an Instant release for the rest of the pressure.
  • Leaving the cooked beef inside, turn the Instant Pot to Saute.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together water and cornstarch. Add into the pot and stir. As the sauce begins to boil, it will thicken! If your sauce has been boiling for a few minutes and isn’t thickening, mix together another tsp of cornstarch and another tbsp of water, and add. Repeat until thick.
  • Stir the cooked broccoli into the beef mixture and enjoy!


Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational and personal use only. 
Recipe was made using an 8 qt pot.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 920mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 488IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg