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Instant Pot Beef & Green Bean Stir Fry

Instant Pot Beef & Green Bean Stir Fry. Full of favourite Chinese seasonings and perfect for a quick midweek meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 3
Calories: 173kcal



  • Do your prep. Peel and dice your garlic, onion and ginger. Slice up and wash your mushrooms and spring onions. Give your green beans a clean. Thinly dice your beef like you would for beef stroganoff.
  • Place your beef strips in the Instant Pot.
  • Cook for 3 minutes on sauté in the Instant Pot with a little olive oil until the beef has some colour to it.
  • Add the mushrooms, green beans, onions, garlic and ginger to the Instant Pot. Add a 1/3 of your Chinese 5 spice, lots of salt and pepper, ¼ of your soy sauce and your Worcester sauce. Give a stir and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  • Add to it your beef stock, give it a stir and place the lid on your Instant Pot. Set to sealing and cook for 10 minutes on manual.
  • When it beeps mix the contents together with a big wooden spoon with the rest of the Chinese 5 spice and the Soy Sauce and get rid of any excess juice that you don’t need. Serve with either rice or noodles.


Before you start slicing up your beef, do make sure you have sharpened your knives first. As when you have small pieces of beef it is easy to hurt yourself if your knives are blunt. We used 2 thick slices of beef frying steak in our Instant Pot. You could use chuck, brisket, sirloin etc depending on your budget and what you can get hold of.
Make sure you don’t over crowd the beef otherwise it will not cook very well. If you have a lot, then do it in batches. For beef stock we had made beef brisket the day before and used 500ml of this to stir into the pot. It’s important that you go with a beef stock rather than just water as it will lose the flavour. I always have on hand some beef OXO cubes just in case I am out of homemade beef stock.
It’s important that you use a decent amount of seasoning otherwise when the food goes to pressure it will lose its flavour. Taste your food before serving and if it needs a little extra then give it some. I also recommend adding some seasonal stir fry vegetables at the same time as your mushrooms. My favourites are red peppers and carrots but broccoli is also nice.
We have found the best place to source beef frying steak to make Instant Pot Beef & Green Bean Stir Fry is from ButcherBox. You even receive free bacon and $10 off your first order when you sign up with this link.
For the best beef stock in your recipes I would recommend Kettle & Fire. Unfortunately they are not available in the UK so if you are UK based I would use OXO cubes.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2406mg | Potassium: 828mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 352IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 7mg
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