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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 27 mins
Total Time: 32 mins

If you love Chinese Takeout but want a homemade, healthy ingredient version of your favorite dish, look no further! My Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a delicious and easy take-out fake-out that you can make in under 30 minutes! Your whole family will think you ordered in! Gluten Free with a Low Carb Version! 

Course: Mains
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Instant Pot, Paleo, Gluten Free, Chinese Food, Beef and Broccoli, One Pot Dinner
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 415 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
bamboo mat with bowl of beef and broccoli, chopsticks resting on bowl, small bowl of white rice with green scallions on top
  • 2 T avocado oil or other mild tasting high heat cooking oil
  • 1.25 pounds Top Round or Sirloin Steak trimmed of any visible fat and sliced against the grain as thin as possible
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 small sweet onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Pacific Foods Organic Low Sodium Beef Broth
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 T toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 pound broccoli florets cut into evenly sized pieces
  • 1 T arrowroot starch plus 1 T water
  • scallions and toasted sesame seeds to serve
  1. Gather ingredients. 

    Peel and chop onion. Mince garlic. Slice beef. Cut broccoli florets into evenly sized pieces. 

    ingredients needed to make beef and broccoli piled on a kitchen counter
  2. Turn Instant Pot on and to "Saute". Once hot, add avocado oil and then sliced beef along with salt, white pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, for approx. 3 to 4 minutes until meat is mostly brown.

    raw sliced sirloin with spices in an instant pot electric pressure cooker
  3. Add chopped onion and minced garlic. Saute, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes until onion begins to soften.

  4. Add Pacific Foods Organic Low Sodium Beef Broth, coconut aminos, toasted sesame oil and coconut sugar. Stir to combine.

    pouring sauce mixture for beef and broccoli into steaming Instant Pot
  5. Place lid on Instant Pot and set to "Sealed". Select "Manual, High Pressure" for 4 minutes. It should take 4 to 5 minutes to pressurize as there isn't much liquid and it's mostly hot from having the pot on Saute.

    Once the cooking time is done, allow to naturally release pressure for 4 minutes and then do a Quick Release.

  6. With the lid removed, turn the Instant Pot back to Saute and add in the broccoli. Place lid on (just to cover, not locked) and allow to saute for 5 to 7 minutes. 

    TIP: We prefer our broccoli with a slight crunch so 5 minutes  works great but this will depend on the size of your florets and how tender you prefer the broccoli.

    add broccoli florets into the the Instant Pot along with cooked beef for Beef and Broccoli
  7. Once broccoli is cooked to your liking, remove lid and use a tongs to remove cooked broccoli and beef to a serving dish.

    removing beef and broccoli with tongs to a white serving plate
  8. Make sure Instant Pot is still set to "Saute".  The remaining sauce should come to a boil very quickly (under a minute). Slowly add the arrowroot:water mixture into the sauce and whisk or stir until thick. Immediately remove from heat (turn off IP) and pour over plated Beef and Broccoli.

    Top with toasted sesame seeds and thinly sliced scallions. Serve immediately and Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 415 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 825mg36%
Potassium 915mg26%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 745IU15%
Vitamin C 102.1mg124%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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