Instant Pot Lo Mein Noodles with Beef and Broccoli
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Main Ingredient: beef, pasta
Prep Time: 15minutes
Cook Time: 22minutes
Total Time: 32minutes
Author: Paint the Kitchen Red
This hearty Chinese-inspired Instant Pot Lo Mein noodles recipe features an umami-rich blend of oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and red chili flakes. The tender beef is tossed together with noodles and broccoli to make a healthy one-pot meal that’s quick and requires minimal cleanup!
In Saute mode, heat Instant Pot. Once Instant Pot is hot, add 1 Tbsp vegetable oil. Saute beef until beef is browned on all sides. To prevent overcrowding, saute beef in batches if needed.
Transfer beef to a medium bowl and set aside.
Add 1 tsp of oil to the inner pot and saute the broccoli until crisp-tender. Add 1/2 tsp soy sauce to the broccoli, saute briefly and remove to a medium bowl.
Select Cancel and turn off the Instant Pot.
Add remaining oil to the Instant Pot.
Add ginger and garlic; stir for 30 seconds.
Deglaze the inner pot by adding a tablespoon or two of broth to the hot inner pot, and scraping until the brown bits come loose.
Stir in broth, rice wine, sesame oil, remaining soy sauce, oyster sauce, white pepper, crushed red pepper, brown sugar, mushrooms and reserved beef.
Divide spaghetti into four batches. Add noodles to the inner pot in batches: add one-fourth of noodles into the broth, fanning it out. Repeat with remaining batches, in a criss-cross pattern (see blog post for step by step photos or watch the video).
Using a spatula, gently push down on the spaghetti until it's submerged in the broth. This might take 20 to 30 seconds.
Close the lid and pressure cook the noodles for 8 minutes on High Pressure.