Beef and Broccoli is a fast, delicious easy week night dinner for any family! We love making it now in our pressure cooker. Pressure cooker beef and broccoli comes out tender and delicious! You use the same sauce and ingredients, it’s just done to perfection! If you don’t have a pressure cooker, no worries! This recipe on the stove-top is amazing too.
When I was a kid I fell in love with beef and broccoli stuck to it. Didn’t want anything else. No sweet n’ sour, not anything. My parents were kind and always would get a carton of it. Beef and broccoli is now my children’s favorite too! So much so that we love to make it for ourselves.
How to make Beef and Broccoli
When making this beef and broccoli I must tell you that the cooking wine, or rice wine vinegar is important! It adds a third dimension to the sauce. That cannot be overlooked. It adds a nice ‘savory’ flavor. Savory is NOT salty, or sweet- its a whole different category. I won’t get all Alton Brown on you here, just trust me and use one of them.
Start by sautéing some onions in oil. Coat the meat in the corn starch and add to oil/onions. Brown the meat while stirring the sauce ingredients together.
From here you’ll want to simmer together, or start your pressure cooker.
Pressure Cooker Instructions
This Recipe can easily be adapted for the Pressure Cooker! As busy moms we really have grown to appreciate our pressure cookers. To make this recipe start by browning your onion and beef in a few tbs of oil. After a few minutes, when onion is tender add sauce ingredients to pressure cooker. Seal with lid and manually enter 12 min. Allow pressure cooker to natural release when done.
Adding the broccoli
There are different ways you can cook the broccoli.
1. if on stove-top add the prepared broccoli the end for a few minutes while simmering.You dont want the broccoli to be soggy, more like a crisp tender. This just takes a few minutes.
*2. For pressure cooker beef and broccoli you can steam broccoli in microwave for 6 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir into pressure cooker. Serve it all over rice! THis is my preferred method.
3. After the pressure cooker has natural released, you can toss the broccoli in and cook manual high for 1 minute.
Serve over noodles or rice. I now have a 3 qt pressure cooker and love to use it for sides like this.I’ll cook my rice while the meat is going and they’ll all be done about the same time. A very quick, easy, healthy family dinner!