This list of Instant Pot Ground Beef recipes is the best list to keep on hand for busy days. They’re pretty inexpensive, too!
Have you ever wondered what recipes that you can make in the Instant Pot with ground beef? I have been looking and looking for Instant Pot Ground Beef recipes and I think I’ve finally found several favorites!
I love using ground beef, because it’s one of the cuts of meat that I almost always have on hand. But, when it comes to ground beef Instant Pot recipes, I didn’t really know what I could make, until recently, that is.
I finally decided to do some research and figure it out. It turns out that you can make a whole lot of ground beef recipes in the Instant Pot!
Can You Brown Meat (Ground Beef) in an Instant Pot?
Yes, absolutely. That is why we have the Saute function on the Instant Pot.
How Do you Cook Ground Beef in an Instant Pot?
Using the Sauté method:
- Turn the Instant Pot to Sauté.
- Set the timer for 15 minutes. You can always turn it off, but it’s a pain if the timer runs out before you’re done cooking it.
- Place meat in the bottom of the Instant Pot and stir regularly, as if you were using a skillet.
- Drain meat, be sure to use hot pads when lifting the bowl out (or just use low fat beef).
- Return beef to the pot, to continue cooking your recipe.
As for the draining of the meat part, if you buy meat that has much fat in it, you will want to drain the fat first. I like to use my Easy Greasy Colander to do that. It has a handy bowl that fits under it, to catch the grease. After I drain the grease, I typically rinse it, too, to get any excess fat off.
You can see it pictured below…
How to Cook Frozen Ground Beef in the Instant Pot
- Place the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
- Place your frozen ground beef on top of the trivet.
- Add 1 cup of water.
- Close the lid and the valve.
- Cook on Manual/Pressure Cook, high pressure for 25 minutes.
- Quick release the pressure.
- Use a spoon or fork to break the meat up into clumps.
I’m hoping you will find some family favorites out of these 30 plus Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes. I know we love so many of them! Be sure to also sign up to receive a free Freezer to Instant Pot One Week Meal Plan!
Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes
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30+ Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes
- Ground Beef
- Check each recipe for specific ingredients!
- Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff
- Instant Pot Enchilada Pasta
- Instant Pot Chili Mac
- Instant Pot Porcupine Meat Balls
- How to Cook Frozen Ground Beef in the Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Meat Loaf and Mashed Potatoes
- Instant Pot Taco Meat
- Instant Pot Beef & Cheesy Potatoes
- Instant Pot Sloppy Joes
- Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni
- Instant Pot One Pot Spaghetti
- Instant Pot Goulash
- Instant Pot Wendy's Copy Cat Chili
- Instant Pot Taco Pie
- Instant Pot Salisbury Steak
- Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup
- Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili
- Instant Pot Shepherd's Pie
- Instant Pot Taco Soup
- Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers
- Instant Pot Beefy Broccoli Rice
- Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup
- Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Soup
- Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli
- Instant Pot Meat Ball Subs
- Instant Pot Minestrone
- Instant Pot Egg Rolls in a bowl
- Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup
- Instant Pot Easy Chili Recipe
- Instant Pot Korean Beef & Rice
- Instant Pot Beef & Potato Soup