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Keto Beef and Broccoli (Instant Pot)

A tasty and easy Keto Beef and Broccoli made in the pressure cooker. You will love this easy recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Asian Beef Recipes
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: beef and broccoli, instant pot recipes, keto beef and broccoli, keto recipes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Daniela Lambova

Ingredients

  • 1 pound flank steak or chuck roast finely sliced against the grain
  • 1 pound broccoli florets about 2⅔ cups
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil + more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed chili pepper or paprika or to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • ½ tablespoon arrowroot powder optional, to thicken the sauce
  • sesame seeds optional

Instructions

  • Turn on the saute program of your Instant Pot and add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil to the pot. Cook 1 pound of flank steak, finely sliced against the grain, until browned. Avoid over-crowding the pot.
    Cooking beef in instant pot for keto stir fry recipe
  • Turn off the saute program and remove the beef to prevent further cooking.
    Combine ½ tablespoon ginger, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon crushed chili pepper, ½ cup beef broth, ¼ cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce), and 2 to 3 tablespoons of fish sauce (depending on your taste).
    Add to the pot, then re-add the beef, and stir.
    Adding beef to instant pot for keto beef and broccoli
  • Add the lid back to the Instant Pot and lock it in place. Set to manual high pressure for 10 minutes.
    Close up of the time set on the instant pot
  • Steam or boil 1 lb. of broccoli florets (about 2⅔ cups) for 2 to 3 minutes. The broccoli should be tender, but still slightly crisp.
    Carefully quick release the pressure when 10 minutes is up. Always take caution and wear an oven mitt or use a dish towel when quick-releasing steam from the Instant Pot.
    If using, combine ½ tablespoon arrowroot powder with just a little cold water. Add it to the beef mixture and stir. The sauce will start thickening.
    Low carb beef and broccoli in the instant pot
  • Add the broccoli to the pot and stir to mix together completely. Serve with sesame seeds if you like, and enjoy!
    Serve the beef and broccoli sprinkled with some sesame seeds or more crushed chili pepper or paprika. You can also serve it with some cauliflower rice (link in post).
    Keto beef and broccoli on a plate with chopsticks

Notes

Instead of chili pepper, you can serve the beef and broccoli with some keto-friendly hot sauce on the side. This is a delicious combination!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1752mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g