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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is going to be a busy weeknight dinner game changer for you. Made with ease and speed, this dish is full of flavor and made with nothing but squeaky clean ingredients to fuel you on! Paleo, dairy-free, gluten free and even a Whole30 option.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, healthy instant pot, Paleo dinner, Whole30 dinner
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 442.92kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak, trimmed and cut into cubes
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, avocado oil or oil with high smoke point
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (or to taste)
  • 2/3 cup broth
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional and omit for Whole30)
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos can sub soy sauce if gluten free, Paleo, soy free and Whole30 not important
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp tapioca or arrowroot starch can sub cornstarch if Paleo/Whole not important
  • sesame seeds for garnish, optional


  • Turn your Instant Pot’s sauté function and add the oil to the pot. When the oil is hot, add the meat and season with the pepper. Brown meat for a minute or two.
  • Add chopped onion and garlic to the pot. Sauté for 2 to 3 more minutes until onion starts to soften.
  • Next, add broth, coconut aminos, honey/maple syrup (if using), and sesame oil to the Instant Pot. Stir to combine.
  • Place cover on your Instant Pot and lock it into place. Make sure the valve on the top is turned to sealing. Cook on manual HIGH pressure for 12 minutes. It will take your Instant Pot about 10 minutes to get up to pressure.
  • When done cooking, carefully quick release the pressure. When all the pressure is released, remove the lid of the Instant Pot.
  • In a cup or small bowl, combine arrowroot and water; mix until smooth. Add the mixture to Instant Pot and stir to combine everything.
  • Next, add the broccoli to the pot. Stir. Again, turn your Instant Pot to the sauté function and let everything cook for about 5 minutes or until the broccoli is to your preferred tenderness and the sauce has thickened.
  • Taste and add more pepper if desired. If sauce is too thick for your taste, add a little water or more broth to thin it out.
  • Serve warm and enjoy it over rice, baked potatoes, rice cauliflower, quinoa or on its own. Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.


Calories: 442.92kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.26g | Protein: 40.93g | Fat: 17.96g | Saturated Fat: 4.88g | Cholesterol: 102.06mg | Sodium: 594.07mg | Potassium: 1021.37mg | Fiber: 3.62g | Sugar: 11.79g | Vitamin A: 706.47IU | Vitamin C: 103.89mg | Calcium: 99.41mg | Iron: 3.59mg