Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli


This Paleo Instant Pot recipe is even better than takeout. You can make your own beef and broccoli at home in less than half an hour, and unlike takeout, it's Paleo!

Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Pressure Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
27 mins


  • 2 pound beef flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain

  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup coconut aminos

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 3 cup broccoli florets

  • Toasted sesame seeds


  1. Place beef and onion in a 6-quart multifunction electric or stove-top pressure cooker. Stir in water, coconut aminos, salt, ginger, and pepper.

  2. Lock lid in place. Set electric cooker on high pressure to cook 7 minutes. For stove-top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 7 minutes. Remove from heat. For both models, immediately release pressure. Open lid carefully.

  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove beef and onion; keep warm. Add broccoli to pressure cooker. For electric cooker, use sauté setting to cook 5 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. For stove-top cooker, simmer, uncovered, over medium 5 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Using slotted spoon, add broccoli to beef and onion. If desired, continue simmering liquid 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon sauce over beef mixture. Top with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
9g Fat
7g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 410mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 41.6mg 208%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 686mg 15%
Folate, total 52.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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