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Instant Pot Beef And Broccoli

Delicious tender beef in a sweet and salty sauce flavored with a hint of orange. Pair it with rice and broccoli.
Course dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword beef and broccoli instant pot
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 650kcal
Author Amy


  • 1 lb beef flank steak, stew meat
  • 1 tbs avocado oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 head broccoli or 12 oz bag of frozen
  • 2-4 cups rice

Orange Brown Sauce

  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce (GF soy sauce if you are GF)
  • 3/4 cup beef broth water will also work, but won't be as flavorful
  • 1/4 cup orange juice see tips above for other variations
  • 1/2 tsp ginger grated
  • 1 tbs toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup honey I used honey, but brown sugar would also work
  • Salt to taste

Corn Starch Slurry

  • 2 tbs water
  • 3 tbs corn starch


  • Turn Instant Pot onto the Saute setting and allow to get hot. Add 1 Tbs of oil and add beef.
  • Slice onions thinly and add to pot. Stir.
  • Mix together sauce in a bowl or blender. Pour sauce over beef and onions,
  • Close lid making sure it is on non-venting. Set instant pot to 12 minutes. *For thinly cut beef, set to 10 minutes.
  • When the instant pot has 2 minutes left start to cook rice and broccoli. I chop up fresh broccoli and stir fry it in a pan with a little oil. Once it has cooked for a few minutes I add frozen rice and allow it to heat.
  • When the timer goes off, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes, and then flip it to venting.
  • Turn the Instant Pot to Saute again. Create cornstarch slurry and add to bubbling beef and sauce. Stir until it begins to thicken (about 2 minutes).
  • Place rice and broccoli into a bowl and top with beef and sauce.
  • If you like a little heat, you can add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Enjoy.


  • Use frozen rice for easier prep. I just throw it on a pan with a few tablespoons of oil and cook. Less than 5 minutes it's done.
  • Use orange juice or throw a peeled orange (or tangerine) in a blender and strain out the pulp.
  • Use coconut aminos or gluten free soy sauce to make this recipe gluten free.
  • DON'T cook the rice or the broccoli in the Instant Pot with the meat. You will get a soggy mess. Guaranteed.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 650kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 782mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 116.3mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 3.3mg