Healthy beef stir-fry made in the slow cooker or Instant Pot! This paleo, whole30, and gluten-free recipe is healthy but still has the flavors of your take-out.

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Beef Stir-Fry (Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 2 lbs beef, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 tsp oil (for IP)


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos (or low-sodium soy sauce if not paleo or whole30)
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil or sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp honey  (optional, omit for whole 30)


Slow Cooker

  1. Add beef, bell peppers, onion, broccoli and carrots 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.

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 & set aside.
  2. Add bell pepper, onion, carrots, and garlic and cook for a 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Turn off and add beef back to the IP.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients. Pour the sauce into the IP. Stir to mix well.
  4. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 5 minutes. Quick release pressure.
  5. Stir in broccoli. Cover & cook on WARM 10-15 minutes or until broccoli is tender.