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Easy and Tasty Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

Using the instant pot ensures that the meat in this restaurant classic dish - Beef and Broccoli comes out so meltingly-tender and very tasty, too! Easy to follow directions so you're guaranteed to have the most delicious results every time!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Asian Cuisine, Chinese
Keyword better than takeout beef and broccoli instant pot, Easy and Tasty Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli, instant pot beef and broccoli with oyster sauce, instant pot beef and broccoli with rice, instant pot beef and broccoli with sesame oil
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 up to 8
Author Manila Spoon


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 lb chuck roast, sirloin steak, or flank steak,

    sliced into thin strips and seasoned with freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce (optional, but it enhances the flavor so add if you have it)
  • ½ cup

    brown sugar

  • ¾ cup water
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp ginger,

    freshly grated

  • 3 large broccoli heads, cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp sesame oil


  1. Select “saute” setting on the Instant Pot and heat oil. When the oil is ready, brown the meat in batches. I divide the meat into 3 batches. Transfer to a plate.
  2. As the beef cooks, mix together in a bowl in the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and water.
  3. Once the beef is done, add a little oil to the instant pot, if needed. Quickly saute the minced garlic and grated ginger until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the soy sauce mixture and deglaze the pan so there are no stuck browned bits at the bottom. Turn off saute setting.

  4. Return the meat. Lock the lid in place. Make sure the valve is in sealing position. Adjust the setting to manual then cook at high pressure for 20 minutes.
  5. When the cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release. Set the valve to the venting position and when the valve drops, carefully remove the lid.

 Add the cornstarch diluted with water and stir everything until smooth.

Turn on the "saute" setting again. Add the broccoli florets and cook for about 3 minutes or just until tender but not mushy. Add the sesame oil and give it a quick stir.

  6. Taste and adjust seasoning with a little salt, if needed. Serve immediately with rice.

Recipe Notes



If you desire to use a leaner cut of meat, you can choose the beef round roast or steak. Make sure to slice thinly and against the grain.