Instant Pot Beef & Broccoli (80 Day Obsession & Whole30 Approved)
This Instant Pot recipe was a HUGE hit with this family!!! As part of a really large Instant Pot community on FACEBOOK (lets be friends) - you read a ton of posts where people have terrible experiences -chewy food, no flavor - the complaints go on and on!!!! It makes the whole Instant Pot experience super intimidating but in the end I have had nothing but great experiences! (Fingers crossed it continues that way)
This recipe is not only amazing - but 80 DAY OBSESSION approved !! I love Chinese food but it is often notorious for being battered, deep-fried and loaded with salty, sugary sauces..... MSG anyone? Many dishes feature hefty amounts of oily noodles or fried rice along with fatty meats. However, if you're watching your weight or just trying to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, not just the 80 Day Obsession plan - this recipe is for you!
What you need:
2 pounds chuck roast
1/4 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
4 cups broccoli
Ingredients for sauce:
1/2 cup beef broth
1/4 cup coconut aminos
1/4 cup date paste
(1 Cup Dates, soaked in 1/2 cup very hot water for 5 min ... then blended to make paste)
1 t fresh garlic, minced
2 t fresh ginger, minced
1 t sesame oil
2 t rice vinegar
1/2 t dried cilantro
1/2 t black pepper
To thicken sauce:
1 T tapioca flour
1 T water
What you do:
Slice 1 1/2 pound chuck roast & season with 1/4 t salt and 1/4 t black pepper. Set aside.
In small mixing bowl, whisk sauce ingredients together.
Plug in Instant Pot, and press “Saute”. Allow to heat, then add 3 t Avocado oil. Add beef and brown, turning meat occasionally for about 4-5 minutes.
Add sauce mixture and stir.
Place lid on IP and turn Vent knob to “Sealing”. Press “Manual” and use “+/-“ buttons to adjust cook time to 12 minutes. Once IP pressurizes, 5-10 minutes, cook time countdown will begin. When cook time is complete, IP will beep. Allow IP to naturally depressurize (NPR) for 10 minutes.
While IP is depressurizing, mix tapioca flour and water. Cut and rinse about 4 cups broccoli and place in steamer basket, sprinkle with a pinch of salt if desired, set aside.
Manually release remaining pressure (QPR), then open lid. Smell the AWESOME!!!
Add flour mixture
Place broccoli in steamer basket over beef and sauce. Press “Manual” button and use “+/-“ adjust cook time to 0 minutes, this will allow the IP to pressurize and the broccoli will be tender )
When cook time is up, IP will beep. Quickly release pressure (QPR) by turning vent knob to “Venting”
Remove lid and carefully remove steamer basket of broccoli.
Serve Beef and Broccoli over rice or just dump in a bowl (like me) and enjoy!
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