Instant Pot Korean Sesame Garlic Beef

These Korean-style beef strips are melt-in-your-mouth tender and super tasty. The delicious marinade with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil totally permeates the beef and gives it so much flavor. Plus, it’s cooked in the instant pot so it’s a breeze to make.

These Korean-style beef strips are melt-in-your-mouth tender and super tasty. The delicious marinade with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil totally permeates the beef and gives it so much flavor. Plus, it's cooked in the instant pot so it's a breeze to make. #koreanbeef #sesame #garlic #beef #asianfood #delicious

I have certainly missed my instant pot! You know why? I didn’t get to use it much at all last year. Instead I was heavy into large skillets and woks! I have probably used my reliable wok in 2018 more than a hundred times and that’s no joke. Well, I was writing my cookbook Rice. Noodles. Yum. (copies to be released in June but pre-ordering very soon!) pretty much the entire year and most of the recipes there, especially the noodle dishes, called for the use of a wok or a good-size skillet so I had to temporarily shelve my pressure cooker. I totally enjoyed making each and every dish in that cookbook but now that I’m done, I have decided I need to make more dishes with my instant pot. So here’s another delicious recipe that can be made so easily in the instant pot.

These Korean-style beef strips are melt-in-your-mouth tender and super tasty. The delicious marinade with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil totally permeates the beef and gives it so much flavor. Plus, it's cooked in the instant pot so it's a breeze to make. #koreanbeef #sesame #garlic #beef #asianfood #delicious

Having grown up eating food with the flavors of garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil – I knew that any marinade made with this combo would be superb in flavor and would make any dish shine. So, it was a no-brainer to make a beef dish using this combo of flavor. Inspired by my Korean ground beef recipe (where I used a lot of fresh ginger!) and by a Taste of Home slow cooker Sesame Garlic Beef dish, I decided to adapt both recipes for the instant pot as it’s so convenient and that way  I didn’t need to wait for an entire day to make the dish. And it worked so well! The addition of fresh ginger truly made a lot of difference. My entire family totally gobbled this up and, naturally, this would now be on our rotation and would be served to many friends and guests in the future.

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Instant Pot Korean Sesame Garlic Beef

These Korean-style beef strips are melt-in-your-mouth tender and super tasty. The delicious marinade with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil totally permeates the beef and gives it so much flavor. Plus, it’s cooked in the instant pot so it’s a breeze to make.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Korean
Keyword Beef, Garlic, Ginger, Instant Pot, Korean, Sesame
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 3 lb beef sirloin tip roast
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4-6 stalks green onions, sliced thinly

Instructions

  1. If your sesame seeds are not pre-toasted, dry fry them in a skillet or frying pan until nicely browned but not burned. Divide in half and set aside.

  2. Slice the beef sirloin into thin strips. Set aside.

  3. In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, water, sesame oil, half of the roasted sesame seeds, ginger, garlic and flour. Add the beef strips and mix well to ensure the beef is well coated with the marinade. Let sit in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. If short on time, marinate for at least 1 hour.

  4. Pour in the beef and its marinade into the instant pot. Cover the instant pot and secure the lid (make sure it's on sealing position). Select Manual and cook on high for 20 minutes. Once done, allow a natural release. Carefully remove the lid. Use the Sauté function to allow the sauce to thicken, if desired.  Transfer the meat to a dish and sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds and slice green onions. Serve immediately with hot rice. 

These Korean-style beef strips are melt-in-your-mouth tender and super tasty. The delicious marinade with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil totally permeates the beef and gives it so much flavor. Plus, it's cooked in the instant pot so it's a breeze to make. #koreanbeef #sesame #garlic #beef #asianfood #delicious

4 Comments

  1. Linda Richtsmeier
    January 27, 2019 / 2:33 pm

    How do I convert this to a slow cooker meal? I don’t have an instant pot and have no plans on buying on

    • abigail
      Author
      January 28, 2019 / 9:02 pm

      Exactly the same way I made it but cook on low for 5-7 hours on the slow cooker or until tender to your liking.

    • abigail
      Author
      January 28, 2019 / 8:53 pm

      So glad you like it. It has become my big favorite, too!

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