Prepare time: 15 min
Cook: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min

This Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli recipe is one of the most popular recipes on Pressure Cooking Today. And it’s no wonder. This dish with tender, thin-sliced beef and broccoli in a rich sauce that is salty and sweet with just a little heat from the red pepper flakes is better than take-out!


  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless beef chuck roast, well trimmed and sliced into thin strips**
  • Salt and 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


1Season and Saute Beef: Season beef with salt and 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.

2Add Onion and Garlic: 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.

3Add seasoning and Broth: Add beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes to the pot. Stir until sugar is dissolved.

4Pressure Cook: Add browned beef and any accumulated juices. Select High Pressure. Set timer for 12 minutes.

5Cook Broccoli: Place broccoli in microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water. Microwave 3 – 4 minutes until broccoli is tender.

6Quick Release: When beep sounds turn pressure cooker off and use quick pressure release. When valve drops carefully remove the lid.

7Add Ingredients: 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.

8Serve: Serve over hot, cooked rice and garnish with sesame seeds.


*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.

Alternative ways to cook the broccoli:

  • steam the broccoli in a steamer basket for 0 minutes before browning the beef
  • add the broccoli to the pot after pressure cooking and let it steam in the sauce with the lid on and with the pressure cooker on either the keep warm setting or turned off.

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