1lb(up to 1.5lbs.) Flank Steak cut in half with the grain and then cut into thin strips across the grain
½cupwhite or yellow oniondiced
3garlic cloves minced
2tablespoon(heaping) fresh gingerpeeled and finely chopped
1 ½cupsbeef broth
¼cuplow sodium soy sauce
2tablespoontoasted sesame seed oil
1tablespoonsambal oelek (Asian Chili Paste)
3packages Ramen noodles discard the season packet
12ozfrozen broccoli florets
green onions, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes
Start by prepping your ingredients: cut the beef in half with the grain and then slice it ACROSS the grain into ¼ inch thick slices. Peel and mince the ginger, dice the onions and chop the garlic. Also take your broccoli out of the freezer so it can thaw a little at room temp while the ramen cooks.
Turn the Instant Pot on to sauté mode. When it reads "hot", add the oil and sauté the onions, garlic, and ginger for 2 minutes. Turn off sauté mode.
Pour in the beef broth and scrape up any bits that are stuck to the bottom of the pot. Add in the soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce, sambal oelek, and brown sugar. Give it a stir to combine.
Place the beef strips in the liquid and give it a stir.
Break the ramen noodles in half and place on top of the beef (do not submerge the ramen in the liquid).
Pop the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the pressure valve to seal. Set the pot to cook on high pressure for 1 minute.
Do a quick release of pressure. Pour the frozen broccoli over the ramen and give the pot a quick stir. Place the lid back on the pot and close it up. Let the heat of the pot warm the frozen broccoli for 5 minutes.
Open the pot and give it one more stir, making sure you mix in the liquid at the bottom of the pot.
Serve hot topped with optional garnishes!
Fresh Broccoli: If you prefer to use fresh broccoli I recommend that you steam your broccoli before adding it to the Instant Pot. You can then skip the final 5 minutes of in-pot steaming.Peeling Ginger: The easiest way to peel the brown skin from the ginger knob is by using the edge of a spoon. See the photos above showing how to peel ginger.