Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

One of the things I enjoy doing most in the kitchen is recreating my favorite takeout menu items at home. Chinese Beef and Broccoli is one of my favorite takeout orders, so I was ecstatic to come up with this easy instant version.

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a quick, easy and healthy alternative to your favorite Chinese takeout dish. Ready in just 30 minutes! #beefandbroccoli #instantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Beef and Broccoli

We don’t eat a lot of takeout in my house, though I will admit it’s been a more frequent occurrence since my daughter was born.

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a quick, easy and healthy alternative to your favorite Chinese takeout dish. Ready in just 30 minutes! #beefandbroccoli #instantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Sometimes, snuggling with her on the couch takes priority over spending time in the kitchen and sometimes my sanity and need to rest trumps any dish I could make that night.

On those nights, one of my go-to meals is Chinese beef and broccoli (or Beef Lo Mein or Sweet and Sour Chicken… ok, maybe I have a lot of go-to meals).

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a quick, easy and healthy alternative to your favorite Chinese takeout dish. Ready in just 30 minutes! #beefandbroccoli #instantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

However, when I do have more time to spend in the kitchen, I love experimenting to find ways to make my favorite takeout dishes at home. Bonus points if I can make them in my Instant Pot in less than the amount of time it would take delivery to arrive.

Homemade Beef and Broccoli was my latest challenge and I think I nailed it with this Instant Pot recipe. It is a knock-off of my Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli, which is always a hit and sometimes even requested by guests dining over.

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a quick, easy and healthy alternative to your favorite Chinese takeout dish. Ready in just 30 minutes! #beefandbroccoli #instantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Which is funny- all the fancy things I love to make and yet this recipe is what they ask for. LOL.

Many people think that making copycat takeout items, especially Chinese dishes, requires having lots of unusual ingredients on hand but that’s not the case with this Homemade Beef and Broccoli.

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a quick, easy and healthy alternative to your favorite Chinese takeout dish. Ready in just 30 minutes! #beefandbroccoli #instantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

All of the ingredients were already in my kitchen, making it a great weeknight dinner.

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a quick, easy and healthy alternative to your favorite Chinese takeout dish. Ready in just 30 minutes! #beefandbroccoli #instantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

If you are totally obsessed with your Instant Pot, here are a few more Instant Pot Recipe:

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And even more beef recipes!

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a quick, easy and healthy alternative to your favorite Chinese takeout dish. Ready in just 30 minutes! #beefandbroccoli #instantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com
Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a quick, easy and healthy alternative to your favorite Chinese takeout dish. Ready in just 30 minutes! #beefandbroccoli #instantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

5 from 4 votes
If Beef and Broccoli is one of your go-to takeout dishes, you will LOVE this Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli! It’s easy to make and will be ready faster than your takeout could be delivered!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Pressure Building: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Turn Instant Pot to saute function, heat vegetable oil.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic and ginger.
  • Add sliced beef, browning lightly. Turn off saute function.
  • Add sliced onion, soy sauce mixture and beef broth, giving a quick stir to combine.
  • Lock the lid in place and turn to manual high pressure for 6 minutes with vent in sealed position.
  • Use quick release. And turn saute function back on to heat.
  • Whisk cornstarch or arrowroot with 1/4 cup water, add to mixture, stirring to combine.
  • Add frozen broccoli. Continue to stir and heat until broccoli is hot, approximately 4 minutes. Sauce should also be thickened.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!

Nutrition

Calories: 762 kcal, Carbohydrates: 56 g, Protein: 52 g, Fat: 38 g, Saturated Fat: 15 g, Cholesterol: 156 mg, Sodium: 2587 mg, Potassium: 1483 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 40 g, Vitamin A: 620 IU, Vitamin C: 79.8 mg, Calcium: 164 mg, Iron: 7.7 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 762
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: instant pot beef and broccoli
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Jessica Formicola in her ktichen

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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    If you want to get a beef lover to eat more veggies this would be the Perfect recipe to go for. I love the addition of sesame seeds