Easy Instant Pot Korean Beef Recipe – delicious easy Korean Beef recipe in the Instant Pot that tastes just like takeout but so much easier!
Korean beef is slightly sweet and salty, with rich, hearty flavor the whole family loves.
This dish is inspired by Korean BBQ flavors, using one of our favorite sauces ever – Bulgogi sauce!
This dish is designed to be a simple, easy homage you can make at home, without a lot of ingredients you might not have a lot of experience with.
This dish isn’t specifically keto, but I am providing keto instructions in the tips and tricks below.
I hope you love this easy Korean-style instant pot beef recipe as much as I do!
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How to Cook Rice With Beef In Instant Pot
If you have stacking inserts for your instant pot, it is really easy to make two dishes in the same cooking.
There is a little bit of a trick to making pan-in-pan rice work – you should put the rice pan right under a lid, and DO NOT uncover it when you remove it from your instant pot when the beef is done cooking.
I simply take the beef out, let it rest, and place the rice (with the pan lid still in place) and sit for about 10 minutes.
This will help it carryover cook and get nice and soft.
If you find your rice is a bit too firm, simply pop it back in the Instant Pot for another 3 minutes and force release.
It will be perfect!
What to Serve With Instant Pot Korean Beef
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With a couple of changes, this dinner can be made keto. Please refer to ingredients for keto swaps.
Yes – please see instructions above to make a side dish of rice in the same pot with korean beef.
I personally think the salty sweet sauce makes this dish – Bulgogi is a blend of soy sauce, brown sugar, asian pear (or red apple), garlic, ginger, ground black pepper and sesame oil – it gives beef a rich and delicious flavor that I can’t get enough of.
Easy Instant Pot Korean Beef Recipe
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- 2-3 pounds stew beef
- 2 cups frozen sliced onions and peppers, can use fresh
- 3 tbsp minced garlic
- 15 oz ounces Bulgogi Sauce (swap for teriyaki coconut aminos for keto)
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch (omit for keto)
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- Cooked rice to serve with
- In your Instant Pot add ¼ cup of water.
- Next add in the beef, peppers and onions, garlic, and bulgogi sauce.
- Place the lid on your Instant Pot and set to seal.
- Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
- Let natural release.
- Remove the lid and turn the pot to saute.
- Meanwhile mix together the tablespoon of cornstarch and the tablespoon of cold water.
- Add this to the beef and stir for 3-5 minutes. The sauce should slightly thicken.
- Serve over rice!
Amount Per Serving Calories 715Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 266mgSodium 867mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 3gSugar 9gProtein 90g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.
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