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Easy Instant Pot Asian Beef

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Instant Pot Asian beef is perfect for a quick and easy family meal. Full of flavor and makes great leftovers too.

bowl of Asian beef with chopsticks on the side

Skip the takeout and make this Instant Pot Asian beef recipe in the comfort of your own home. It’s easy to make in the Instant Pot and it doesn’t take long to cook, which makes it a great family meal for busy evenings.

It’s made with ground beef which makes it cost effective too!

What are the benefits of eating ground beef?

Beef is extremely high in protein – providing approximately 26 grams per ever 3.5 ounces. It is also a great source of vitamins and minerals, including B12, zinc, selenium, iron, niacin, and vitamin B6.

bowl of Asian beef with chopsticks on the side

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Makes a great family meal
  • Easy, mostly pantry ingredients
  • Makes great leftovers for another night
bowl of Asian beef with chopsticks on the side

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • 90/10 ground beef
  • Reduced sodium soy sauce
  • Dark brown sugar
  • White onion
  • Fresh ginger
  • Minced garlic
  • Garlic chili sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Spring onions
  • Olive oil
  • Sesame seeds
bowl of Asian beef with chopsticks on the side

How to make this recipe

1 – Place olive oil, ground beef, onion into the Instant Pot. Push the sauté button and cook until beef is browned.

beef and onion in the instant pot

2 – While the ground beef is cooking, add the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and garlic chili sauce to mixing bowl. Whisk well.

3 – Pour soy sauce mixture over ground beef and cook until the sauce thickens around the beef.

beef cooking in the instant pot

4 – Diced tops of spring onions and set aside for topping. Cut the bottoms of the spring onions into halves and toss into the Instant Pot and sauté for 2 minutes.

beef and onion in the instant pot

5 – Serve beef over rice topped with sesame seeds and spring onions.

beef and onion in the instant pot with sesame seeds

How do I store my leftover Asian beef?

Place cooled beef in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Can I freeze my leftover Asian beef?

Yes! Place the cooled beef in a freezer safe container or freezer safe bag. Properly stored it will last for 3-4 months in the freezer.

Calories per serving (approximately 1 1/2 cups): 388

You can also find my FREE Instant Pot cheat sheets here.

Yield: 6 Servings

Easy Instant Pot Asian Beef

asian beef in a white bowl

Instant Pot Asian beef is perfect for a quick and easy family meal. Full of flavor and makes great leftovers too.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds 90/10 ground beef
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce
  • 1 bundle spring onions
  • Sesame seeds for topping, optional

Instructions

1. Place olive oil, ground beef, onion into the Instant Pot. Push the sauté button and cook until beef is browned.

2. While the ground beef is cooking, add the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and garlic chili sauce to mixing bowl. Whisk well.

3. Pour soy sauce mixture over ground beef and cook until the sauce thickens around the beef.

4. Diced tops of spring onions and set aside for topping. Cut the bottoms of the spring onions into halves and toss into the Instant Pot and sauté for 2 minutes.

5. Serve beef over rice topped with sesame seeds and spring onions.

Notes

The Instant Pot needs to come to pressure before the cooking time starts, similar to an oven that needs to preheat. The cooking time doesn't actually start until pressure builds, which can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes, sometimes longer depending on how full the pot is and how much liquid there is inside. Once it reaches pressure the Instant Pot will beep, and the cook time will begin to count down. Please, make sure to consider that extra time when planning your meal.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 1257mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 33g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Kathryn Donangelo

Monday 4th of January 2021

I can NOT wait to try this easy Asian Beef recipe. The looks sooo much better than takeout!

simplylowcal

Monday 4th of January 2021

Thanks, Kathryn! I hope you enjoy it. :)

Toni

Monday 4th of January 2021

This is so tasty and comforting! Such a perfect meal for weeknights cause it is so easy to make, too!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

Thanks, Toni. :)

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