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Instant Pot Stew Meat Beef and Broccoli

Instant Pot Stew Meat Beef and Broccoli is an easy and quick dinner that won’t heat up your kitchen. It has amazing flavor and your family will love it.

Beef and broccoli with rice in a dish.

I have been on a mission to find ways to use stew meat for things other than stew. So far I have made Stew Meat Tacos, Stew Meat Beef Stroganoff, and Chile Colorado Burritos.  All of these recipes can be made in the instant pot as well.

Stew meat can be tough, but if it’s cooked properly it is delicious and tender. It is also a versatile meat that can be used in almost any beef dish. Just season according to the type of entree you are making.

Beef and Broccoli made with stew meat in a dish

Stew Meat Beef and Broccoli in the Instant Pot is a great meal for a quick and easy dinner. I love that I can pop this in after work and have dinner pretty quickly. It’s also great for summer time when you don’t want to heat up your kitchen.

If you have accessories that go with your instant pot, you can steam your broccoli in the instant pot and you can cook your rice in it as well. I have a second smaller instant pot that I cook my rice in and steam my broccoli. But both can be cooked on the stovetop as well. 

Overhead view of beef and broccoli with rice in a dish.

This recipe can easily be made Keto. Serve with cauliflower rice and substitute Monk Fruit Sweetener for the brown sugar. 

Looking for more recipes using stew meat? We have you covered.

And on to the recipe.

Yield: 4 servings

Instant Pot Stew Meat Beef and Broccoli

Instant Pot Stew Meat Beef and Broccoli

Instant Pot Stew Meat Beef and Broccoli is an easy and quick dinner that won’t heat up your kitchen. It has amazing flavor and your family will love it.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes


  • 2 lbs stew meat
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar or Monk Fruit Sweetener (for Keto)
  • 8 cups broccoli
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp cold water or enough to dissolve the cornstarch.


  1. Cut the stew meat pieces in half so they are bite size.
  2. Add olive oil and sesame oil to instant pot. Turn on saute mode.
  3. Add stew meat and cook until browned.
  4. Add onion and saute until translucent.
  5. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  6. Add beef broth, soy sauce, and brown sugar. It may not seem like enough liquid, but trust me it is.
  7. Set to cook on manual for 23 minutes.
  8. Allow instant pot to naturally release.
  9. While the instant pot is releasing the steam, steam broccoli until tender.
  10. Once done, add cold water to cornstarch and stir until cornstarch has dissolved. Add dissolved cornstarch to instant pot and turn on to saute mode. Stir until sauce has thickened some.
  11. Add broccoli.
  12. Can be served with rice.
  13. Enjoy.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 688Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 225mgSodium: 1272mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 11gSugar: 20gProtein: 83g

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Sunday 9th of April 2023

I cooked rice with pot-in-pot first and left it covered with foil while cooking the rest. I added sliced peppers and celery, and instead of steaming the veg separately I just put them in right before the cornstarch slurry at the end. I used about 1/2 c water to make extra sauce for everything and it turned out perfectly. I was so happy to find a delicious dish to use up on-sale stewing beef that even my picky child loved!

Gretchen Altenburger

Wednesday 30th of June 2021

Made this tonight and it was so yummy! Added in some chopped mini bell peppers. The beef was so tender even for my 13 month old! Great recipe!

Jamie H

Saturday 3rd of July 2021

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed it, Gretchen! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Wednesday 13th of January 2021

I made this tonight and it was a BIG hit in my family! It was SO good!! Thank you so much for the recipe!!! And such a cheap meal to make, I doubled the recipe and will have leftovers for days.

Jamie H

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

Kris, we're so glad to hear it was a hit at your house! We love hearing feedback from our readers, and you really made our day! We hope you'll find many more delicious recipes here!

Kymberleigh Piriano

Friday 11th of December 2020

Can this be cooked in a slow cooker, I do not own an insta pot? It looks really good, wud love to try it.

Jamie H

Sunday 27th of December 2020

Kymberleigh, I'm sure it's possible, but we haven't ever tried making it in a slow cooker, so we don't have a recipe for it. We'll put it on our list of ideas for future posts, and see if we can get a recipe made for it in the future, but if you try it, we'd love to hear how it turns out for you.


Saturday 15th of August 2020

Thanks for letting me know that you are getting a burn warning. I have made this recipe many times and have not had any issues.

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