Some days, you just really want saucy, ridiculously Americanized Chinese food. This Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli recipe, my friends, will satisfy that craving and then some. It’s sweet and salty and has something green in it, which basically makes it a health food, right? Seriously, though, this recipe is so quick that I can make it on a school night with a cranky toddler underfoot, but you’d never know it from the taste– that’s where the magic of the Instant Pot comes in!
Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli has all the makings for an Americanized Asian comfort food. The sweetness comes from brown sugar, that saltiness comes from the soy sauce, and of course, beef is America’s favorite meat. I like to steam my broccoli in the microwave while Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli cooks so that it’s just underdone to our taste (we like it fairly crunchy) because you’ll be adding it to the hot Instant Pot and letting it sit for a couple of minutes, so it’ll continue to cook a little bit more.
If you’re not feeling the Instant Pot beef and broccoli recipe tonight, but you’re still craving some yummy Chinese food, these lettuce wraps taste JUST like P.F. Chang’s (without the price tag) and are just as easy. Plus, they make a great take-to-a-sick-friend meal!