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Instant Pot Beef Broccoli

This healthy & simple Beef Broccoli Ramen Noodle Bowl uses 1 pot, is ready in 20 minutes, and is full of incredible flavor. It uses basic ingredients: soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, oil, garlic, beef, broccoli, and noodles. Skip the take-out and make this family-friendly recipe that everyone will love!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: noodle bowl, one pot meal, quick
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 333kcal
Author: Kristina

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 pound beef strips
  • 1 pound broccoli florets (frozen, steam in bag preferred)
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • teaspoon white pepper
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large wok over high heat. Add beef, lower to medium, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • While beef cooks, steam the broccoli in the microwave and mash the garlic. (hint: add the salt to the garlic to prevent garlic from flying out of the masher). Add to the wok and cook another 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • While broccoli, garlic, and beef cook, whisk together the soy sauce and brown sugar.
  • Add half the sauce to the wok, toss, and remove ingredients.
  • Add beef broth to the wok and bring to a boil over high heat. Add Ramen noodles and simmer 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and toss noodles with broccoli, beef, garlic, and remaining sauce.

Notes

For quick and tender crisp broccoli, use frozen steam-in-bag. You can use fresh broccoli too, but will need to lengthen the cooking time a few minutes. 
Soy sauce and beef broth can be high in sodium, so salt is optional. I like to add a little to my garlic masher because it helps the cloves to stick and not fly out as I mash them. 
For a spicy version, add a drop of Sriracha to individual bowls. 

Nutrition

Serving: 12oz | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 2164mg | Potassium: 636mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 471IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3mg