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Crock-Pot Beef & Broccoli

Skip the takeout and instead stay in and make crisp, flavorful beef and broccoli in no time using a pressure cooker. Sponsored by Crock-Pot

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
  • 10 ounces broccoli florets
  • 1 pound flank steak, cut into thin strips across the grain
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch knob ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/3 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • White rice, for serving
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • White rice, cooked according to package instructions

Steps

  1. Press BROWN/SAUTÉ then START/STOP. Adjust to high. Once heated, add 1 tablespoon oil. Add half the broccoli and cook for 2 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon. Remove to a plate. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Once hot, add the remaining broccoli and saute 2 minutes. Remove to a bowl.
  2. Add remaining tablespoon oil. When hot, add the beef and saute until the meat is brown, about 4 minutes. Cook in 2 batches and reserve on plate once brown. Add the green onion, garlic and ginger, and continue to saute until fragrant about 1 to 2 minutes. Return the beef to the pot. Stir in the soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce, beef broth and brown sugar. Hit START/STOP. Lock the lid and make sure steam release valve is in “seal” position. Press MEAT/STEW, select high pressure, then press START/STOP. Set time for 15 minutes.
  3. Once 15 minutes has elapsed, use the quick pressure release method: using a kitchen utensil, flick the tab on the steam release valve. Do not place any part of your hand or body over the steam outlet on top of the valve, as steam is very hot and can scald skin. Pressure is released once steam is no longer escaping from the valve and the lid opens freely with minimal force.
  4. Whisk together 2 tablespoons water with 1 tablespoon cornstarch and then stir into the mixture. Press BROWN/SAUTÉ and cook until sauce is thickened, about 1 minute.
  5. Add broccoli and stir for 1 to 2 minutes until tender. Serve beef and broccoli over white rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds.