INSTANT POT BEEF AND BROCCOLI

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Instant Pot beef and broccoli

If you like beef and broccoli from a Chinese restaurant, you will go crazy over this homemade Instant Pot beef and broccoli! Tender soft beef and perfect green broccoli swimming in the flavorful garlicky brown sauce – amazing!

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INFO:Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo | Servings: 6 servings | Calories: 452kcal

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 lbs beef chuck roast or flank steak, cut into small pieces or thin strips
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar or sugar-free sweetener for keto option
  • 1 lb broccoli florets fresh or frozen
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger or 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch or xanthan gum for keto option
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • Sesame seeds for garnish optional

Instant Pot beef and broccoli

INSTRUCTIONS:

1 ) Put soy sauce, 2/3 cup water, brown sugar, garlic and ginger in a food processor or blender and process until smooth (if you’d like to make it without a food processor, mince garlic and ginger by hand and combine with soy sauce, water and sugar in a cup).

2 ) Put sliced beef in the Instant Pot and pour soy sauce mixture over it. Toss with your hands to make sure all the beef is coated with soy sauce mixture.

3 ) Close the lid of the Instant Pot and set the valve to a Sealing position. Press the “Pressure

4 ) Cook” or “Manual” button and set the time to 10 minutes on High pressure.

5 ) While the beef is cooking, put the broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on

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6 ) High for 4 minutes if fresh (or 5 minutes if frozen).

7 ) When the beef is done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam and open the Instant Pot lid.

8 ) On the Instant Pot, press the Saute button and set the time to 15 minutes.

9 ) In a cup, mix the cornstarch with 1/4 cup of hot water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the

10 ) Instant Pot and mix until incorporated. The beef mixture will come to a boil and the sauce will gradually thicken (in about 3 minutes).

11 ) Stir the cooked broccoli into the beef mixture and serve.

12 ) Sprinkle with sesame seeds for garnish (if using).

Nutrition
Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 850mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 471IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4mg

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