Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli Recipe | Pressure Cooking Today
Instant Cooker/Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe is one of the most popular recipes in pressure cooking today . And no wonder! This dish features tender and thinly sliced meat and broccoli in a rich sauce that is salty and sweet, with just a little heat from the red pepper flakes. It’s better than takeaway!
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Pressure cooker Beef and Broccoli This easy recipe for
beef and pressure cooker broccoli is one of my favorites to recommend to people who are new to pressure cooking. I’ve included it in my post Easy Recipes for Pressure Cooker because it’s the kind of quick and easy recipe that will make you fall in love with pressure cooking!
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An instant pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use, and your Instant Pot can help you create this pressure cooker and broccoli!
Since this recipe is a long-time reader favorite, I wanted to update the post with answers to some common questions:
What kind of meat should I use to make beef and broccoli?
While the recipe calls for chuck roast, you can substitute flank steak or London roast. Readers have also used skirt steak with this recipe, although it is a slightly chewier cut of meat. (Here’s the difference between skirt steak and flank steak.)
Also, if you want to substitute chicken for beef, go ahead! Simply swap the chicken broth for the beef broth. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and reduce cooking time to 3 minutes at high pressure.
How do I cut meat?
Honestly, when I buy the meat, I usually ask the butcher at my local supermarket to do it for me! However, if you don’t want to ask, there are a number of tricks!
First, be sure to cut the meat against the grain. (Not sure how to do that? Fine Cooking magazine has an excellent tutorial!)
To make it easier to cut, you can place your meat in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes. Not long enough to freeze, but long enough to firm it and make it easier to hold. You’ll get more uniform and uniform slices this way.
However, if you hate cutting cold meat, you take the opposite approach. Brown the entire chuck roast in one piece (this will take a little longer), then remove to a cutting board and set aside.
Continue with the recipe, adding the onion and garlic, then add the meat broth and scrape the golden pieces from the bottom of the pot. Then quickly cut the meat and continue with the recipe.
(If you stop to cut the meat before cooking the onion, the golden pieces at the bottom of the pot can burn, which would ruin the taste.)
Do I need to use sesame oil?
Even though you’re only adding 2 tablespoons, sesame oil adds a lot of flavor to this dish. I wouldn’t skip it if it were possible. If you wanted to replace unroasted sesame oil with roasted, that’s fine. If you omit it from the recipe, you don’t need to substitute any other oil for it.
Can I cook broccoli in the pressure cooker instead of in the microwave?
absolutely! Cook your broccoli however it makes sense to you: on the stove, in the microwave, or in the pressure cooker!
Note: Since the meat has a cooking time of 12 minutes, you’ll want to cook the broccoli before or after you’ve made the meat so it’s not mushy and overcooked. I’ve included instructions for either way at the end of the recipe.
How do I freeze and reheat leftovers?
Since some of my kids don’t like the sauce in broccoli, I usually keep broccoli separate from the sauce. When I serve, I will layer the rice and steam broccoli, and put the meat and sauce on top.
Use an instant-read thermometer to check that your meat is at least 145°F at the thickest after cooking. If it reheats, make sure your meat is at 165°F.
Keeping things separate works great for freezing or reheating leftovers, as meat and broccoli have very different reheating times.
What do I serve with beef and broccoli?
I usually serve it over white rice or brown rice. However, when I’m trying to cut carbs, I’ll often eat it a little more than a generous serving of steamed broccoli or spiral zucchini noodles. It’s also delicious with rice noodles, lo mein noodles or even mixed sautéed vegetables.
Watch the video to see how easy and easy it is to make this delicious beef and broccoli pressure cooker. Enjoy!
If you haven’t tried pressure cooker and broccoli yet, you should definitely include it on your menu!
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