Beef and Broccoli (Pressure Cooker)

Contributed By: Terry Borden


• 1 1/2 lbs. boneless beef chuck roast, well trimmed and sliced into thin strips**
• Fresh ground pepper
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 1 medium onion, finely chopped
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 3/4 cup beef broth
• 1/2 cup soy sauce*
• 1/3 cup brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons sesame oil
• 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 1 lb. broccoli florets
• 3 tablespoons water
• 3 tablespoons cornstarch
• Toasted sesame seeds for garnish, optional


Season beef with pepper. Put olive oil in the cooking pot and select browning or saute. When oil begins to sizzle, brown meat in batches until all meat is browned – do not crowd. Transfer meat to a plate when browned.
When all meat is browned select Saute and add chopped onion to the pot. Saute for 1 to 2 minutes until onion starts to soften. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute more.
Add beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes to the pot. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Add browned beef and any accumulated juices. Select High Pressure. Set timer for 12 minutes.
Place broccoli in microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water. Microwave 3 – 4 minutes until broccoli is tender.
When beep sounds turn pressure cooker off and use quick pressure release. When valve drops carefully remove the lid.
In a cup combine cornstarch and water; stir until smooth. Add to pressure cooker pot. Stir well to combine. Select browning or saute and stir until sauce comes to a boil and thickens. Add steamed broccoli.
Serve over hot, cooked rice and garnish with sesame seeds.

Helpful Hints:

*Use reduced sodium soy sauce if you prefer less salt.
**A tip from a reader: brown the beef first and then thinly slice the meat to save time.
This recipe works well with flank steak or London broil as well.
Yield:6 servings

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