Beef with Broccoli

Instapot Beef with Broccoli #top9free (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Tree Nut and Peanut-Free, Nightshade-Free)

FARE is challenging people to make a Top 9 Free (#top9free) dinner on May 13.  This is one dinner that is easy to make and is free of all Top 9 allergens.  I like making this in the instapot but you could easily adapt it to make on the stovetop.  You can brown your beef first, but after trying it as a dump recipe (just dump everything in the pot) I think it tastes just as good without the extra step of browning.

I have more than one pressure cooker so I usually make the rice at the same time in another pot. If you just have one pressure cooker you could make the rice ahead of time and wipe out the pot and then cook the beef.

Pair this with a salad topped with Carrot Ginger Dressing (With olive oil substituting the sesame oil) and you have a meal free of the Top 9 allergens.

Instapot Beef with Broccoli

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Instapot Beef with Broccoli


  • 1.5 pounds beef stew meat (or other beef roast cut into chunks)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup broth (beef preferred but can be whatever you have on hand)
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1+ tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 pound broccoli


  1. Add the beef, garlic, broth, aminos, and sugar to the bowl of the Instapot.
  2. Secure the lid in the seal position.
  3. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  4. When the beef is almost done add the broccoli to a microwavable bowl with a few tablespoons of water and microwave on high for approximately 4 minutes.  Broccoli should be tender.
  5. Manually release pressure when the cook time is done.
  6. Remove some liquid from the pressure cooker to a small bowl and stir the corn starch into the liquid.  Once the corn starch is dissolved pour the mixture into the Instapot and turn on the Sauté mode.
  7. Continually stir the beef and sauce until thickened. This usually takes less than 5 minutes.  If it doesn’t seem to be thickening repeat adding some corn starch to some reserved liquid to dissolve and then adding it to the pot.
  8. Once the sauce has thickened add the broccoli and serve over rice.
  9. Enjoy!