I suggest adding the broccoli later on or even taking it out after you cook it with your beef.
OTHER INGREDIENT SUGGESTIONS FOR BEEF AND BROCCOLI:
Choose a low-sodium soy sauce. This will help ensure the dish isn’t too salty.
Check the sodium content on the beef broth as well. You can always add salt later if needed, but you can’t help if it’s too salty to start with.
For the sweetener, you can use brown sugar or even honey.
PERFECT MEAL PREP DINNER IDEA:
This is a great dish to double if you plan doing some meal prep for your lunches or dinners. Don’t worry about increasing the pressure cook time if you double the ingredients.
Another thing to consider is how much you cook your broccoli. I like to under-cook mine initially so that it is just the right tenderness when I microwave it later in the week. I don’t like mushy broccoli!
Find the printable recipe here: https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/recipe/instant-pot-beef-and-broccoli/
Or get the recipe down below:
1 1/2 pounds boneless chuck roast beef cut into cubes or strips
12 ounces broccoli florets (6-7 cups)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
For the sauce:
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup sweetener (brown sugar or honey)
1 Tablespoon corn starch
Select the Sauté mode on the pressure cooker for medium heat and add canola oil. When the pot is hot, add garlic and sliced beef. Cook for a few minutes until browned, stirring frequently.
Add beef broth, soy sauce, and sweetener. Stir together to dissolve the sweetener. Turn off the sauté mode.
Secure and seal the lid. Cook for 15 minutes at high pressure.
While waiting for the pressure cooker, cook broccoli by microwaving for 3-4 minutes until tender.
When the pressure cooker is done, manually release pressure by carefully turning the release knob to its venting position.
Uncover the pressure cooker and remove about 1/4 cup of liquid. Mix it with corn starch in a small bowl until completely dissolved and smooth, and add it back to the pot.
Turn on the Sauté mode for medium heat. Let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes to thicken it a bit, stirring frequently. Turn off the Sauté mode.
Add cooked broccoli back to the pot and briefly stir to coat with the sauce. Serve immediately with a side such as cauliflower rice.