Instant Pot Better than Take-Out Beef and Broccoli truly is better than take-out! You have thinly sliced beef that is so tender and juicy, that soaks up the gravy marinade, that is a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, beef broth, garlic and more. It offers that rich flavor with just a slight sweetness from the brown sugar.
Paired with the broccoli it truly is a showstopper meal that the whole family will devour. Serve with rice or eat alone, you won’t regret whipping this dish up. The best part is you can make this dish in under 20 minutes
This Better than Take-out beef and broccoli is in the constant meal rotation in our home. This is one of my husband’s favorite dishes, and I can’t complain because it is scrumptious but so quick and easy to make. It uses simple ingredients which you can find in pretty much any grocery store and comes out so juicy and flavorful each time.
I have made so many recipes over the years where it claims to be as good as the restaurants and it always falls flat. This better than take-out beef and broccoli recipe truly picks up all the flavor notes in the traditional dishes you can get in restaurants.
It took me awhile to pinpoint the exact amounts of ingredients to make it the best, and I finally mastered this dish! It is affordable to make, and just as good as restaurant quality. Believe me, this recipe is so simple thanks to the Instant Pot. It cooks the beef and the broccoli to the perfect temperatures so you truly enjoy every savory bite of this dish.
Beef & Broccoli is one of the very first recipes I made in the Instant Pot. Since that turned out so good I had to try many other Instant Pot CopyCat Recipes like Better Than Take Out General Tso’s Chicken. Panera’s Broccoli and Cheddar Soup, Panera’s Mac & Cheese, Olive Garden’s Zuppa Tuscana Soup. As you can see I think I am saving money using the Instant Pot I eat out much less now. You may also like 10 Instant Pot Copy Cat Recipes
Best Meat to Use for Beef and Broccoli
Flank steak, flat iron, or sirloin are the three cuts of meat I recommend. You can find all of these easily at your grocery store. Flank steak can be a bit pricey but sometimes you pay a higher price for meat like flank, will leave you with that melt-in-your-mouth tenderness you desire.
I also really love flat iron steaks, they are so juicy and offer a perfect marble color for the perfect mix of meat and fat content. Some grocery stores with a meat market can cut any steak you want for free. I like to ask if they will thinly slice the meat for me if I am in a hurry and don’t have the time to do it before I need to prep dinner.
The steak you use will affect the flavor of the dish slightly if you buy a cheaper grade of meat it will still be as tender because of the magic of the Instant Pot. The marinade for this will help break down the meat, but it will only do so much.
- 1 small onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1.5 pounds thinly sliced steak
- 3 tbs sesame oil
- 3 tbs olive oil
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 3/4 cup beef broth
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- Fresh or frozen Broccoli
- 1 tbs cornstarch
- Place oil and meat on saute in your pot.
- Until meat is brown about 1-2 minutes.
- Add in onions and garlic continue to saute until onions are tender.
- Add in beef broth and soy sauce
- Stir in brown sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Place IP on 10 minutes high pressure and do a natural release.
- Mix 2 tbsp water with 1 tbs cornstarch and add to your mixture.
Meanwhile, steam your broccoli and cook your rice according to directions. Stir in the broccoli and serve over rice. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 645 Saturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 103mg Sodium: 1342mg Carbohydrates: 24g Sugar: 19g Protein: 37g