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30 Minute Beef and Broccoli Instant Pot Recipe

Beef and Broccoli is the best Chinese takeout dish! This beef and broccoli recipe is filled with the ultimate tenderness in beef that is smothered in a rich and savory sauce. Mixed in broccoli for that perfect compliment to your steak. This Instant Pot beef and broccoli can be made in just 30 minutes for that quick and easy weeknight meal. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword beef and broccoli, beef and broccoli recipe, beef stir fry, how to make beef and broccoli, instant pot beef and broccoli, instant pot steak, instant pot steak recipe, pressure cooker beef, pressure cooker beef and broccoli, stir fry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 243kcal



  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 4 heads of broccoli; separate from the stem
  • 1/2 tablespoon corn starch; for thickening
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • sesame seeds for topping; optional


  • Turn Instant Pot on to saute mode, and add in your beef and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Saute until the meat is browned and seared. Then turn off saute, and add in your water. 
  • Place the pressure cooker lid on Instant Pot and turn to lock position. Ensure the pressure valve is closed and set to manual high pressure for 15 minutes. Once the Instant Pot stops, quick release the pressure. 
  • Drain the liquid from the Instant Pot. In a small mixing bowl or measuring cup then add in garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, cornstarch, and soy sauce. Mix well.
  • Set to saute mode and pour mixture in over meat. Stir well until nice and combined. It will thicken quickly from the cornstarch.
  • Add in your broccoli and put the lid on top without locking and steam for 2 minutes. Stir well, to ensure the meat is not sticking to the bottom of the pot. Once broccoli is steamed, serve over a bed of rice. 


Serve over a bed of rice, cauliflower rice, or eat alone!
 For added flavor, feel free to marinate your beef in the sauce mixture for 30 minutes before cooking if you want added flavor to your dish.
You can use ground beef instead of steak if you want. Just cook until no longer pink, and skip the pressure cooker step, and saute the sauce and broccoli.
Add in other vegetables to this Instant Pot beef and broccoli recipe to create a stir fry.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 818mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g