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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

This Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is made up of tender beef and crisp broccoli tossed in a sticky, sweet and spicy sauce. A quick version of a take-out classic!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: broccoli florets, flank steak, instant pot
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 3/4 cups soy sauce use a gluten free variety, if necessary
  • 3/4 cups beef broth divided
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce use a gluten free variety, if necessary
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes more or less depending on your heat preference
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak halved lengthwise, then sliced against the grain into 1/2 inch thick strips
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 pound broccoli florets*
  • Cooked rice for serving
  • Chopped green onions for garnish


  • In a large bowl, whisk together soy sauce, 1/2 cup broth, sugar, hoisin, vinegar, oil, red pepper flakes, ginger, and garlic until well combined.
  • Stir in steak, then cover and let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or (preferably) in the fridge for up to 8 hours.
  • Pour steak and marinade into your 6 quart Instant Pot.
  • Cover and lock the lid (make sure the steam releasing handle is pointing to sealing).
  • Cook on HIGH pressure for 6 minutes.
  • When the time is up, allow a natural release for 15 minutes, then flip the valve to release the remaining pressure.
  • Hit SAUTE on the Instant Pot.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup broth until smooth, then slowly whisk into the Instant Pot.
  • Stir in the broccoli, then cover and let sit for 10 minutes (or until the broccoli is cooked to your liking and the sauce has thickened to your liking).
  • Taste and re-season, if necessary, then serve over rice with chopped green onions and enjoy!
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*As listed, the broccoli is pretty crisp. If you like softer broccoli, cut the florets into bite sized pieces and cook longer than 10 minutes, if necessary.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1915mg | Potassium: 757mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 571IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 3mg