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Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Beef & Broccoli (Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 2 pounds beef sirloin, sliced into strips
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced


  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos (or low-sodium soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch salt & pepper
  • Optional slurry thickener: 2 tbsp arrowroot powder mixed with 2 tablespoons water


Slow Cooker

  1. Add beef and onion to the slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl mix together sauce ingredients. Pour sauce into the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  3. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
  4. Stir in fresh broccoli. Cook an additional 30 minutes or until soft.

Optional Step: Pour slurry thickener into the slow cooker. Stir gently. Cook 10-15 minutes or until thickened.

Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

  1. Turn on the IP and select sauté. Once hot add oil to the pot. Add the beef and sear until browned, 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove beef from and set aside.
  2. Add onion and cook for a 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook an additional minute.
  3. Pour in broth and deglaze the bottom of the pressure cooker by scraping all the bits off with a wooden spoon. Add coconut aminos, salt, pepper, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. Stir to mix well.  Add beef back to the pressure cooker. Stir gently.
  4. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 10 minutes. When done, quick release pressure.
  5. Stir in broccoli & thickening agent (if using). Turn pressure cooker to saute and cook a few minutes until sauce has thickened and broccoli is tender.