Beef and broccoli with udon noodles in a round white bowl with wooden chopsticks on a grey placemat all on a white surface (with logo overlay)

Beef and Broccoli in the Instant Pot

Use your Instant Pot or pressure cooker for an easy weeknight meal with little effort. Beef and broccoli mix with sauce and noodles for a delicious dinner.

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Well, I finally got an Instant Pot! I’ve heard so much about them, and how versatile they are. So I asked for one for Christmas and my parents gave it to me! I’ve only tried a few things so far, but I can’t wait to continue to explore all of the options. One of the first things I made is instant pot beed and broccoli and I was sold on the instant pot.

I love being able to throw everything in one pot. I’ve always liked one-pan meals (I made an entire cookbook of them) so this is perfect. I didn’t realize that it’s more than just a pressure cooker. You can use it to sauté, slow cook, and so many other cooking methods.

This recipe uses a combination of the pressure cooking and sautéing features. It was a perfect recipe to introduce me to the instant pot and will be for you, too!

This meal reminds me of something I would find at our local Chinese food buffet. It has some of those oriental flavors with both soy sauce and hoisin sauce. The flavor reminded me a bit of the General Tso’s Chicken, but that could be the sauces.

I learned a few things about the instant pot and pressure cooking when I made this recipe. Most recipes don’t include the time for the cooker to pressurize. This takes about 10-15 minutes in addition to the cooking time. Also, when you release the steam manually, it’s very fast and loud and started me the first time! I made sure to wear an oven mitt so the steam doesn’t burn my hands.

Step by Step

Place the sliced onion and beef strips into the instant pot.

Beef strips and sliced onion in an instant pot on a wooden surface

In a small bowl, combine the beef broth, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, ginger, and garlic.

Small stainless steel mixing bowl with sauce mixture and a wire whisk next to an instant pot on a wooden surface

Pour the sauce mixture over the onions and beef.

Beef strips and sliced onion covered in sauce in an instant pot on a wooden surface

Lock the lid and set to high pressure for 15 minutes. When it finishes, very carefully release the pressure.

Remove the meat from the cooker and cover to keep warm.

Cooked beef strips on a round white plate next to an instant pot with sauce on a wooden surface

In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and water together. Stir the cornstarch into the instant pot.

Sauce bubbling in an instant pot next to a bamboo cutting board with shopped broccoli and a white plate with beed strips all on a wooden surface

Set the cooker to sauté. Add the broccoli and udon noodles, stirring until they are soft.

Chopped broccoli in a sauce mixture in the instant pot next to a round white plate with beef strips on a wooden surface

Add the meat back into the cooker and stir. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve warm.

Beef and broccoli with udon noodles in a round white bowl with wooden chopsticks on a grey placemat all on a white surface (vertical)

Leftovers

We saved the leftovers in an airtight glass container. To reheat, place the leftovers in a saucepan and cook on medium, stirring often, until everything is warm.

Recipe

Originally Published On: June 1, 2020

Beef and broccoli with udon noodles in a round white bowl with wooden chopsticks on a grey placemat all on a white surface

Beef and Broccoli in the Instant Pot

Use your Instant Pot or pressure cooker for an easy weeknight meal with little effort. Beef and broccoli mix with sauce and noodles for a delicious dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Pressurizing Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, broccoli, instant pot, udon
Servings: 4
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion (sliced)
  • 1 lb beef stir fry strips
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 head broccoli (chopped)
  • 1 pkg udon noodles
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Place the sliced onion and beef strips into the instant pot
  • In a small bowl, combine the beef broth, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, ginger, and garlic
  • Pour the sauce mixture over the onions and beef
  • Lock the lid and set to high pressure for 15 minutes
  • When it finishes, very carefully release the pressure
  • Remove the meat from the cooker and cover to keep warm
  • In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and water together
  • Stir the cornstarch into the instant pot
  • Set the cooker to sauté
  • Add the broccoli and udon noodles, stirring until they are soft
  • Add the meat back into the cooker and stir
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and serve warm
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Nutrition Facts
Beef and Broccoli in the Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 2059mg86%
Potassium 943mg27%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 947IU19%
Vitamin C 139mg168%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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25 thoughts on “Beef and Broccoli in the Instant Pot”

  1. I love one pot cooking too and make some dishes that way from time to time. This dish looks delicious.

  2. That’s great. I have been looking at it for a few weeks but I haven’t yet got as I really want it to help me cook meals quicker. Sometimes I am lazy and can’t cook for me lol

  3. Looks delicious! We don’t have an instant pot yet. We’ve been on the fence for YEARS because we already have a slow cooker. Maybe this Christmas? 🙂

  4. Neely Moldovan

    I really need to get on top of the Insta pot game. So many graet ideas and I haven’t done any of them!

  5. Melanie williams

    This looks fab, I do a similar dish with a meat susbtitue and it is the perfect dish to have especially since our UK weather has gone cold and dull x

  6. OMG this is so yummy!!! I want it now! Seriously, I was hungry and when I saw your photos I literally started drooling LOL. It’s so simple too 🙂 Thanks for this idea!

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