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Quick and Easy Beef and Broccoli
Who doesn’t love a good Chinese takeout dish? I’ve got so many fun memories of eating beef and broccoli out of the white paper cartons and hanging out with family. There’s just something iconic about beef and broccoli. Now that I am gluten-free and have a soy allergy, Chinese restaurants are totally off the table. I was so excited to nail this dish and share it with my family. My husband loved it and even better my kids gobbled it all up. The best part is it didn’t have any MSG and came together super fast thanks to my new pressure cooker.
Using a Pressure Cooker for the First Time
I think I may be a little late to the pressure cooking scene. Everyone is always like “oh my gosh you have to get one,” but I’ve always been picky about kitchen appliances. I prefer to make to do with less and have less clutter in my kitchen. We have an open concept floor plan with open shelving and it definitely looks better with less.
That said, I think my crockpot is on it’s way to the Goodwill pile, not this pressure cooker. Y’all, it replaces the yogurt maker (that I broke), my rice maker, my crockpot, and it does just about everything my stove top can do! I’m highly impressed. My pet peeve about the slow cooker is that to make really good recipes you can’t just dump the meat in there and call it a day. It’s best to brown it first on the stove top. With the pressure cooker, I can do that and not dirty another dish. Horray (as my four-year-old says)!
I was a bit hesitant to use it but found that it’s pretty intuitive and isn’t hard to use. If you are starting out with a pressure cooker, I’d recommend this recipe. It’s really easy to make and pretty fool proof.
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of coconut amino
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1 lb of grass fed ground beef (90% lean)
- 3 cups of broccoli florets
- Cooked Rice (for serving)
- Sesame Seeds (for garnish)
- Add the oil into the removal pot of the pressure cooker.
- Turn on the sauté setting for 10 minutes.
- Let it heat up for a minute.
- Add in the ground beef.
- Turn the sauté setting off once the ground beef is totally cooked.
- Stir together coconut amino sauce, honey, cayenne, garlic, and rice vinegar.
- Dump into the pressure cooker.
- Add broccoli.
- Lock the top of the lid.
- Set the pressure cooking setting to 3.
- When the dinner is done cooking use the quick release setting so your broccoli doesn't over cook. Be sure to wear a pot holder or use tongs.
- Serve with cauliflower rice or regular rice.
- Top with sesame seeds.