Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Beef Broccoli

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Tender sliced beef in a savory rich sauce. This Instant Pot Beef Broccoli recipe beats Chinese takeout any day of the week. So easy to make at home!


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ pounds chuck roast, cut into thin strips
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons cold water
  • 1 pound (16 ounce) bag frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, optional, for garnish


    1. Select "SAUTE" on the instant pot and add olive oil to the pot. Add the sliced beef and brown on each side for about 2 minutes. 
    2. Transfer browned beef to a plate. Add pressed garlic to the pot and cook for about one minute. Pour in the beef broth and scrape up the browned bits on the bottom of the pot.
    3. To the broth, add the brown sugar, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Whisk together. Add in the beef.
    4. Lock the lid in place and make sure the valve is set to "SEALING."
    5. Select "HIGH PRESSURE" and a cook time of 15 minutes. When the cook time ends, allow the pot to naturally release for 10 minutes.
    6. After the ten minute natural release, move the valve to "VENTING" and allow the remaining pressure to release.
    7. Remove the lid. Stir the beef in the sauce. Turn the Instant Pot back on "SAUTE." In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with cold water. Pour into the pot.
    8. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. When the sauce is thickened, add in the FROZEN broccoli. Allow the broccoli to cook, which will take about 2-3 minutes. Turn off Instant Pot.
    9. To serve, spoon broccoli beef over rice or noodles (ramen is really tasty)! Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. ENJOY.


  • Recipe tested in 6 quart Instant Pot.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 1005mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 31g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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