I am so in love with my Instant Pot pressure cooker you guys. I would say that at least 3 of my weekly meals are made in it, and I don’t know how I ever lived without it. This Instant Pot Korean beef recipe is one of the best I have tried yet, though. It has all of the best of Asian cuisine and is ready in just minutes making it a definite win in our house.
Before moving to Arkansas our family lived in Okinawa, Japan for three years. My children were just toddlers when we moved there so they more or less grew up on Asian flavors and culinary styles. I can’t quite complain as I’m a huge fan of true Asian food myself, and it’s generally much healthier than a lot of things available to us in the South.
Not far from the Air Force base we lived on there was a small Korean BBQ restaurant. It had horrible seizure-inducing flashing lights on the outside of it and a large shisha dog painted on the building. Despite its garish appearance though this place had some of the best food I’ve tried.
I’m a huge fan of Korean spice combinations and cooking styles. It is definitely a love that came back to the States with me, but it’s a little harder to find in Arkansas.
Luckily, with a combination of just a few ingredients, the flavors of Korean cuisine are easy to replicate at home. These recipes almost always lend themselves to awesome Instant Pot or slow cooker meals as well.
Note: The rice I’ve paired this recipe with couldn’t be any easier in the Instant Pot. Simply add rice and water at a 1:1.5 ratio and set the “rice” button for fluffy rice in minutes!
This recipe is one of my absolute favorite go-to recipes for nights that we are super busy or for days when I’m in a bad Lupus flare. I love that you don’t really have to plan ahead with the Instant Pot like you do with a slow cooker. If I start feeling bad in the middle of the day I can just throw everything in the Instant Pot and still have a delicious (and relatively healthy) meal for my family without having to make a run for fast food or pizza. Of course, some days you just need pizza!
For a healthier alternative you can easily change out a few ingredients to really knock off calories, sodium, and more. The brown sugar can be substituted for a pure cane sugar. Low sodium soy sauce can be used to cut out sodium. For me, this is a much easier way of eating healthy than dieting. It allows you to still eat foods you love by choosing slightly healthier options.
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If you’re looking for more be sure to check out our Ultimate Instant Pot Recipe Roundup from last week! It has beef, chicken, vegetarian, and event dessert recipes from all across the blog world. If you would like your recipe added to our list shoot us an email with your blog’s information.