For anyone wondering what an Instant Pot is, or still debating on whether you should invest in one or not (Spoiler: YOU SHOULD)…let me share with you a few words. An Instant Pot is basically a “better” version of a crockpot mixed with a pressure cooker. I say “better” because it does way more than a crockpot can. A crockpot has one function: low and slow. Whereas, an Instant Pot is like the Swiss Army Knife of cookery. An Instant Pot can sauté, slow cook, or fast cook (without losing ANY flavor). I haven’t touched my crockpot since I was gifted this amazing kitchen item (by my handsome and loving boyfriend who loves to edit my blog posts). What I love about it is you can literally cook almost anything very quickly, while giving it so much flavor because of the pressurizing effect. I am team Instant Pot and I encourage and doubters or deciders to JOIN me. You will never look back..sorry little old crockpot.
If you still are not sold..let me tell you some of the things I have made with my Instant Pot: asian short ribs, chili, brussels sprouts, curry chicken…the list goes on and on. To top it off, the average time each dish took to cook is roughly around 15 minutes. WHO doesn’t want a meal ready to go in just 15 minutes…? (Again, spoiler: no one). Go get you one ladies and gentlemen!! And to the makers of Instant Pot, send me a check! Make it out to SHK for tax purposes.
Beef & Broccoli
- 2 lb flank steak, cut into strips
- 1/3 c liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
- 2/3 c water
- 1/4 c rice vinegar
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tbs brown sugar (optional)
- 1 lb broccoli, cut into florets
- 2 tbs ginger, minced
- 4-6 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tbs corn starch
- Put liquid aminos, water, rice vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic and ginger in instant pot.
- Add sliced flank steak and mix until coated. 3. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and make sure the valve is in the sealing position. Press the “Pressure Cook” button and set the time to 10 minutes on High pressure.
- Put broccoli florets into a microwave safe dish and microwave for 5 minutes, or until soft.
- When the instant pot is done cooking, move the valve to the venting position and allow steam to release.
- Once steam is done releasing, add the broccoli into the instant pot. Combine corn starch and a little water in a small bowl and mix until corn starch is dissolved (should not be as thick as paste).
- Turn instant pot back on and press the “Sauté” button. Stir until the liquid becomes more thick, coating and sticking to the beef (about 5-10 minutes).
- Remove lining of instant pot and transfer food into a container. Enjoy!