Better-Than-Takeout Beef and Broccoli
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 38
Rating: 4.5
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Meat, Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
Sauce Mixture:
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1 inch piece of fresh ginger grated
Better-Than-Takeout Beef and Broccoli:
  • 2 lbs well-marbled beef chuck roast cut into thin strips
  • 1 lb fresh bite-sized broccoli florets
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • Sesame seeds for garnish optional
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Meat, Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
Sauce Mixture:
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1 inch piece of fresh ginger grated
Better-Than-Takeout Beef and Broccoli:
  • 2 lbs well-marbled beef chuck roast cut into thin strips
  • 1 lb fresh bite-sized broccoli florets
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • Sesame seeds for garnish optional
Votes: 38
Rating: 4.5
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Instructions
  1. Add Sauce Mixture ingredients to the pot and stir until well combined. Add beef and toss to coat.
  2. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  3. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 10 minutes.
  4. When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure.
  5. Remove 1/4 cup of cooking liquid and mix with cornstarch (If you can’t get 1/4 cup of cooking liquid out, supplement with water).
  6. Stir cornstarch slurry, broccoli florets and toasted sesame oil into the pot for 3-5 minutes until broccoli is tender and sauce has thickened, returning to SAUTE mode as needed.
  7. Garnish with sesame seeds (optional). Serve over rice or zucchini zoodles.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.

38 replies
  1. rawburtpurez
    rawburtpurez says:

    Came out great! Definitely will be using this recipe often. One pro tip I reccomend is slicing the meat into rather thin 1 square inch pieces or like the size you’d expect from say Panda Express. I cut mine a little too big and chewing became a chore. For rice, i cheated and used those 90 second microwave rice packs you can get for like 2 bucks. 10/10 would recommend.

  2. Keckjessica
    Keckjessica says:

    Turned out great! Used a t-bone steak and sliced it very thin. Meat was tender abs flavorful. Also used powdered ginger and garlic. Will definitley make again.

  3. Mikditullio23
    Mikditullio23 says:

    We had a tough time getting the broccoli cooked all the way through. I would suggest steaming for a couple of minutes before adding them. The taste was good but a tad mild. Next time we’ll add more of everything spice wise.

  4. CBrault
    CBrault says:

    Nutrition facts per serving

    1,017 cal
    Fat 50.7 g
    Sodium 894.2 mg
    Carbs 19.2g
    Protein 43.2g

    Need to change the meat and reduce sodium…. but delicious.

  5. Cndngrl2
    Cndngrl2 says:

    This was pretty good as written. If you have teenagers, this is not enough to feed a family of 4. Would make again, but I will have to double it.

  6. kanamithedreamer
    kanamithedreamer says:

    I made this for the family, and it was a hit! My husband likes this recipe more than his favorite take out.

  7. Chelsfr8
    Chelsfr8 says:

    Came out amazing. Altered the recipe a little. Seasoned beef well with garlic, salt, pepper, onion powder. Sauce out of bbq, soy and sirfry sauce, & little bit of water. Added broccoli after cooking and put lid back in for about 5 min.

    Will make this way again

  8. Ashleygreen88
    Ashleygreen88 says:

    I usually make this on the stove top and its on point. This recipe i feel cooks the meat far to long and makes it kinda more like a pot roast and the veggies were not crisp anymore, waaaaaay to soft. Next time i will probably take the meat down too 7min and do only an addition 2-3min tops once i add the veggies. I also think it needed more soy.

  9. AshDennis34
    AshDennis34 says:

    My husband bought me the Instant Pot for my birthday, and this was the first meal I cooked in it. It turned out great! My husband loved it, my 4 year old loved it, and I loved it. I’m somewhat low carb aware so this was great for me, and served with rice, it was perfect for my guys! I actually doubled the sauce recipe to add more juices, and it turned out perfectly. After using the saute option for 3 minutes, the broccoli was cooked perfectly in with the rest of the meal as well.

  10. HartS
    HartS says:

    I doubled the recipe and it came together very well. The beef was perfectly tender and the broccoli had a crispness. The flavor was a bit bland though. I would make it again after figuring what additional spice is needed to add flavor.

  11. Tidbitswithterry
    Tidbitswithterry says:

    Beef was tender and it is easy to make. It is bland though and needs additional spice.

  12. Jurquhart0
    Jurquhart0 says:

    I must have used more ginger and garlic… because mine didnt turn out bland. I recall I put about a tablespoon of jarred chopped garkic, and a teaspoon of chopped jarred ginger. It was really reallg great 🙂

  13. Jj1957@optonline.net
    Jj1957@optonline.net says:

    I added 1/2 of a large sweet onion and 1/4 of a red pepper cut in match match sticks as well as carrots cut in match sticks. I replaced the broccoli with snow peas. Just delicious!

  14. Chandeepayne
    Chandeepayne says:

    Definitely NOT better than take out. Seriously unsure how this got 17 5 star reviews. So bland and shouldve known better as there isnt any spices in the recipe. The beef was extremely tough. And it took longer than 3-5 minutes to cook fhe broccoli. Wont be making again.

  15. CarolC82
    CarolC82 says:

    It was just as good if not better than takeout! Even my picky 7 year old loved it. Next time ill do rice or noodles to go with it. I sliced my own roast and i think thats what helped mine stay juicey. Others said the beef was too tough, maybe they should thin slice their own roast?

  16. Teegeeif
    Teegeeif says:

    That was so easy and yummy! Flavor was just right for the kids but i agree that it needed something else to punch up the flavor for the adults. Maybe green onion and some red pepper flakes? . Oh, and I ran out of sesame oil so left that out.

  17. Cassandra.let
    Cassandra.let says:

    Not sure how this got so many reviews. I made the cornstarch slurry with 1/2 cup beef broth (instead of a 1/4c) and 3 tbsp (tablespoons) of cornstarch and it turned into this weird paste as soon as it was added to the heat. The meal overall was a bit bland and i think I’ll find another recipe for next go round

  18. Jmgrodino
    Jmgrodino says:

    Modifications….marinate the meat in the sauce if time permits. Add red pepper flake to sauce. Add waterchessnuts.

  19. PeachFuzz
    PeachFuzz says:

    This was so tasty! Easy to make, it’s definitely a family favorite. Can’t wait to make it again!

  20. Jessjack30
    Jessjack30 says:

    I made this recipe but changed it a little. I added red onion, hoisin instead of ginger and tamari no soy sauce. I also browned the meat.

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