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Instant Pot Jammin' Jerk Pineapple Beef - You can make this delicious jerk pineapple beef with rice in no time using the pot in pot method. Easy, delicious tender beef with a jerky pineapple flavor!

Jammin' Jerk Pineapple Beef

Ingredients

PINEAPPLE BEEF

  • 1 pound sirloin, 1" cubes or sliced fajita-style
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons jerk seasoning, recipe below
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped 3/4” inch
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8 oz.) can pineapple chunks, juice reserved
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • oil for browning
  • 1 cup Jammin' Jerk sauce
  • 1 cup water

RICE

  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt

JERK SEASONING

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1-3 teaspoons cayenne, depending on how hot you like it
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a zip lock bag, add the cornstarch, jerk seasoning and soy sauce. Mash together. Add the sirloin strips/cubes to the bag and massage so the seasoning coats the meat. It won't look like enough, but just keep on massaging.

    Set your pot to saute and when hot, add a bit of oil. Brown the pieces of beef without crowding. You will have to do this in batches. Remove to your stainless steel pot or whatever you're going to cook it in.

  2. Add the bell peppers and saute for 3-5 minutes. Add in the garlic and saute for another 2 minutes. Remove to the pot with the beef.

    Add to that beef and bell pepper mixture, the pineapple chunks, pineapple juice and jerk sauce. Stir well.

    In another stainless steel pot, add the rice, water and salt. Stir. Add the pat of butter on top.

  3. Turn off the pot and add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot and deglaze, making sure to get all the brown bits off the bottom. Place the trivet on the bottom.

    If your stainless steel pots come with a sling, go ahead and stack them in the sling. Beef and pineapple on the bottom, steamer lid on top of that, then the rice. I don't put a lid on the rice.

    If you don't have a sling, just stack them on top of each other.

  4. Pressure on high for 12 minutes. Let the pressure COME DOWN NATURALLY for 12 minutes. Quick release any remaining pressure.

  5. Carefully open the lid and remove your pots. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Just want to add a few notes here guys.

  • I do not rinse my rice.  Never have, never will.  However, if that's your gig, go for it.  No worries.
  • The beef in this recipe is not "fall apart".  That is not the texture I was going for because when I stirred it at the end I didn't want it to break up into shreds.  It's tender, not chewy, but it's not mush.  If you want a more "fall apart" texture, increase the cooking time to 15 minutes.
  • This is super delicious as is, like right when you take it out, but it's even more delicious the next day, so it makes a great meal prep recipe.
  • For the jerk seasoning: I like spicy and I went with 3 teaspoons of cayenne.  It had heat.  Just use 1 or even 1/2 teaspoon if you're not into heat.
  • This jerk seasoning blend makes way more than you need.  It's really delicious to coat chicken thighs and pork chops!