Instant Pot Kung Pao Beef
Locally, we love to pick up kung pao beef for dinner. Lately though it has not been satisfying at all with the beef they serve. It’s overly fatty and the texture is awful. Instead this version of kung pao beef for the instant pot is pure love in the instant pot duo 6 quart. Therefore it’s easy Chinese take out at home with this Instant Pot Kung Pao Beef.
Hence, when I was a kid I grew up in a Chinese restaurant kitchen. Italian cooking is cooked in layers which is similar to Chinese cooking. Layers are very important to get the dish correct and the vegetables not over cooked.
Cooking the beef strips for stir fry in the instant pot by themselves is key to the success of this dish. However, you can use different meats from flank steak to London broil. London broil is our favorite to use in Chinese take out dishes at home. Either way the instant pot 6 quart will cook this meat tender in just a matter of 20 minutes.
About The Meat In This Instant Pot Kung Pao Beef:
However, if not using the instant pot then only use thinly sliced London broil and cook it lightly to medium. These are easy Chinese recipes you can make at home. For example, dinner is simple and comes together in less than 30 minutes. Cut the vegetables while the meat cooks in the instant pot.
Hence, serving up chinese home cooking recipes can be fun. Furthermore, having special dishes along with chopsticks can really make it feel like your dining out. Additionally, if your take your take out fake out with you to a friends/lovers house try picking up some of these take out boxes.
Honestly, your friends will never know it’s not real take out. Kung pao beef can be served with steamed white rice. Chinese chow mein fried noodles goes with it also. In our house, we make both for those that like rice and those that like noodles. We hope to share more recipes like this Instant Pot Kung Pao Beef with you in the near future.
Instant Pot Kung Pao Beef
Instant Pot Kung Pao Beef with beef strips, zucchini, red peppers, and peanuts in a spicy sauce.
- 3lb beef stir fry meat (three packages)
- 3 zucchini; half moons
- 1/4 cup peanuts; unsalted raw
- 3 red bell peppers; diced
- 1/3 cup chives
- 2 tablespoons garlic
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
- 1 tablespoon wondra or cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
- Set instant pot to saute mode. Add beef, 1/2 cup water, and 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Brown outsides of meat. Turn off saute mode. Place lid into locking mode and set level to close. Set instant pot to high pressure for 20 minutes.
- Once the instant pot stop counting quick release pressure. Drain liquid from pot.
- In a large bowl, place zucchini, red bell peppers, peanuts, and crushed red pepper. Toss well.
- Set instant pot to saute mode. Add in mixture from the bowl. Set lid on top of instant pot to trap steam. Do not put into locking mode. Stir well every few minutes for up to 5 minutes just until vegetables are tender but not too soft.
- In a glass liquid measuring cup add in soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, ginger, black pepper, and wondra (or cornstarch). Whisk well. Pour over beef and vegetables then saute for 2 to 4 minutes until sauce thickens. Turn off saute mode.
- Top with chives. Serve with steamed white rice or noodles.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 514Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 1460mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 7gSugar: 10gProtein: 39g
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Just tried this on the weekend, went down so well with the all family will be 100% making it again
My family loved this! Has some heat but flavors are delish!
So good. My husband loved it! I added carrots, sugar snap peas and onion only did 1.5 zucchini and 1 red pepper. Served with brown rice.
Glad you enjoyed it!
Yummy, butI had to make a few substitutions because I didn’t have the required ingredients so I used cashews for peanuts and coated beef with corn flour before browning. I added celery, carrots too just to stretch the dish. I did not have enough beef. It was still delightful!
I am determined to become more confident with Chinese cooking this year and this recipe seems a perfect introduction. I love the vibrancy of the colours of veg. Kung Pao is such a strong & hearty flavour too.
Thank you for this great recipe! I will most definitely try it!
this looks yummy. gotta try it in my slow cooker, i dont have an instant pot
That looks so tasty, definitely going to give this recipe a try
This looks fantastic! I love finding new recipes to use london broil in.
This looks absolutely delicious. I keep seeing good things about Instant Pots so I think I may have to get one to try tasty dishes such as this.
It looks like a delicious recipe. Just need to add a few Chinese red peppers to kick the heat up a little bit. I think my daughter would prefer it this way though.
omg kung pao beef is literally my go-to dish cuz it’s that good. Yours look even more delicious. Wow. I should make this.
I needed some dinner inspiration tonight, thank you for sharing!
Well, I am no more a beef person but I must say that it sounds good enough to refer it to my beef-loving friends plus I guess my man would like it too.
This looks absolutely delicious , and I love that the recipe isnt complicated.
This looks amazing!! I need to try and be a little more adventurous with my cooking this year!!
Omg, that looks SO GOOD! The ingredients look so fresh that makes me crave this! I would love to try this Instant pot Kung Pao beef <3
Oh no! You have an amazing recipe and I will definitely try this! I love this!
This recipe looks so delicious. We don’t eat beef, so we would love to make it with chicken.
I do have a chicken version. Just look under instant pot recipes in the menu and you will find it!
This looks so appetizing! Fresh, tasty, delicious!
Definitely, a recipe that the whole family can enjoy!
I had just bought some really good steak and a big bag of veggies! I will be trying this out!
Fantastic! Please let me know if it turns out just as delicious as it was for us!
This looks amazing! And I love how the veggies still look so bright and fresh looking. I really need an instapot!
Yes! Instant pots are fantastic once you get around the learning curve and over the fear of the pressure.
This looks great, I have an Instapot that I’ve hardly used! Making stuff at home is best to avoid disappointment with poor quality and you get to control what goes in! Definitely printing!
This looks so good! I haven’t tried making anything Asain in my Instant Pot yet. It looks like an easy recipe.
I know what I am making tonight, this looks delicious