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15 Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes You Can Make Now

Instant Pot recipes are truly life-savers. They remove all of the fuss out of cooking and produce wonderful dishes in no time at all! What more could you ask for? 

If you want to expand your Instant Pot repertoire, why not start with ground beef recipes? This simple ingredient is full of flavor, wonderfully versatile, and is super quick to cook. 

If you’re interested, check out our 15 favorite Instant Pot ground beef recipes below. Whether you’re looking for a new family favorite, or a dish to indulge in on a cold day, we’ve got you covered. 

1. Mexican Beef Rice

We wanted to kick this list off with a super easy, quick, delicious, and versatile dish, and this Mexican Beef Rice recipe is just that! If you’re in need of a quick dinner on a busy weeknight, this dish is sure to please the whole family.

This recipe takes just 15 minutes to prep, 25 minutes to cook, and mainly requires ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry. However, don’t let its simple and swift nature fool you, this dish is absolutely bursting with Mexican flavors! 

2. Instant Pot Ragu

You can’t go wrong with an Instant Pot Ragu. They are quick, simple, but wonderfully rich and have an unrivaled depth of flavor. This recipe is particularly delicious. If you’re a fan of beef that melts in the mouth, you have to give this one a try! 

This recipe is ideal if you’re tired of having to wait hours to enjoy a good pasta sauce. Thanks to the Instant Pot magic, this dish can be ready in one hour but is just as delicious as that ragu that you have to watch over for three hours plus.

What more could you ask for? 

3. Instant Pot Quick And Easy Outlaw Chili Beans

If you’re a fan of a super flavorful chili that is packed with beans, you have to give this Instant Pot quick and easy outlaw chili recipe a try. It is full of bold flavors, can be ready in just 45 minutes, and is certain to satisfy everyone at the table. 

If you have a bit of extra time, we recommend making some garnishes for this dish. In particular, we love pairing this chili with some homemade guacamole and salsa.

It also works beautifully with garnishes of lime, cilantro, diced onions, and lots of cheddar cheese

4. Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Shells

These Instant Pot cheesy taco shells are quick, simple, but so delicious. If you’re looking for a fun dish to present at an informal dinner party or get-together, you have to give this recipe a try! It is sure to be a winner with every guest. 

This recipe somewhat fuses traditionally Mexican flavors with traditionally Italian presentation – and it works beautifully! These cheesy taco shells are so creamy, cheesy, and are packed with bold taco flavors

5. Instant Pot Korean Ground Beef

If you’re looking for a quick, versatile, and super yummy dinner for a busy weeknight, you should definitely check out this Instant Pot Korean ground beef recipe.

It is unbelievably simple but makes for a very tasty meal that is sure to go down well with everyone. 

We just love how versatile this recipe is. It goes well with pretty much anything, from rice to French fries (really!), but we absolutely love it with egg noodles. If we fancy something a little more nutritious, we also like to pair it with some green veggies. 

6. Instant Pot Hamburgers

When you think of Instant Pot meals, you likely think of sauces, soups, and stews. It is particularly unlikely that hamburgers come to mind. However, you can actually make juicy, tasty hamburgers by using an instant pot. Don’t believe us? This recipe will convince you!

This recipe is very easy to follow and produces burgers that are far more tender and juicy than fried versions. If you’ve never made your own burgers before, this recipe will take you through each step clearly, so that you can make perfect patties every single time. 

7. Instant Pot Lasagne 

Lasagna is a staple in most households, and it’s not hard to see why! It is a wonderful, classic dish full of rich and indulgent flavors. However, it can be a bit of a fussy dish to make. If you love lasagne but struggle to find the time to make it, give this recipe a try!

This recipe is ideal for those busy weeknight evenings that would be made all the better with a super delicious, filling, and decadent dish. In fact, we love making too much of this lasagne so we can save some for our weekday lunches

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8. Instant Pot Pasta With Pesto And Mozzarella 

If you’re anything like us, on a cold winter evening, all you crave is a heart-warming creamy pasta dish. If this is the case, you should check out this Instant Pot pasta with pesto and mozzarella. It does not disappoint!

Rather than just cooking the sauce in the Instant Pot, this recipe teaches you how to actually make the pasta in the Instant Pot too! As such, there is no boiling or draining, making this a super low-maintenance dish. 

9. Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

If you want a fun and tasty Friday night family meal that is sure to win the hearts of the adults and kids alike, you need to try these Instant Pot sloppy joes. Once you’ve made these, you’ll never be able to justify using the canned version again!

What is great about this recipe is that it is particularly easy to adjust and personalize. If you can’t make the tomato sauce, you can use store-bought spaghetti sauce. If you enjoy spicy food, you can add extra diced chilies or jalapenos. 

10. Instant Pot Meatball Subs 

Meatball subs are surely the best type of sandwich. They are rich, juicy, filling, and packed with flavor! If you feel as we do, you just have to try this Instant Pot meatball sub recipe. You’ll be surprised by how unbelievably easy it is! 

This recipe will help you make the perfect meatballs every single time. They are juicy, tender, and just so satisfying. We recommend making an extra-large batch, so you can eat delicious meatball subs for lunch over the following days. 

11. Instant Pot Beef-Stuffed Peppers

You might be surprised to find out that Instant Pots are also perfect for more intricate recipes, such as these beef-stuffed bell peppers. This recipe is ideal if you want to incorporate some extra veggies into your family’s diet!

For this simple recipe, you only need 6 different ingredients and 15 minutes of preparation time. However, don’t let its simplicity fool you, this dish is brimming with wonderfully bold flavors. To make it even better, we recommend making your own pico de gallo for garnish!

12. Instant Pot Stroganoff

We simply couldn’t create a list of the Instant Pot ground beef recipes without including a stroganoff. In fact, this easy Instant Pot stroganoff is certain to become a permanent fixture in your family’s weeknight rotation. 

This recipe is made with ground beef, mushrooms, and onions. The ingredients are particularly simple but make for a very delicious and economical meal! We recommend serving this dish with some super crusty, fresh bread

13. Instant Pot Ground Beef Stew

If you’re a little tired of the same old, traditional beef stew recipes, you should check this one out! It puts a few subtle twists on the classic dish but manages to maintain the heart-warming and comforting feel of the original.

It also comes together in no time at all!

This recipe generally requires ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry, making it economical as well as delicious!

We recommend that you use Yukon gold potatoes if you have access to them, as they just make the dish feel a little more special. 

14. Instant Pot Goulash 

If you’re bored of the same old spaghetti dish, you need to try this Instant Pot goulash recipe. It is addictively good, incredibly quick to make, and is sure to become your family’s new favorite dish!  

In fact, the cooking time for this recipe is just 4 minutes. Yes, 4 minutes! With a prep time of just ten minutes, this super flavorful meal can be ready to eat in under 15 minutes. What more could you ask for? 

15. Instant Pot Cheesy Ground Beef And Potatoes 

Finally, we had to finish this list with a super indulgent, wonderfully cheesy Instant Pot dish. This recipe is our go-to on gloomy winter days. It is incredibly rich, decadent, filling, and is sure to become your family’s winter go-to too!

For this recipe, you only need a handful of simple ingredients and half an hour of your time. Admittedly, it isn’t the prettiest-looking dish. However, it’s so tasty that you won’t be looking at it for very long at all!

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can You Put Raw Ground Beef In An Instant Pot? 

In short, yes!

Some people do prefer to sear or brown their meat in a pan prior to cooking in an Instant Pot. However, this isn’t necessary. If you’re short on time (or just tired!), you can put the freshly ground meat straight into the pressure cooker. 

How Long Does Beef Need To Cook In An Instant Pot? 

This really depends on the type of beef and the amount of beef that you’re planning to cook. The cooking time can range from 5 minutes per 1lb of meat to 50 minutes per 1lb of meat. 

Generally, dishes such as meatballs cook the quickest, whereas shanks and oxtail tend to need the longest. 

Does Meat Get More Tender The Longer You Pressure Cook It? 

Generally, no. 

Cooking meat in the pressure cooker does make it very tender. However, you should always keep to the cooking time as stated in the recipe. This is because it is possible to overcook beef in the pressure cooker, and once it has been overcooked, there is no going back. 


Instant Pot recipes truly are a lifesaver. We hope that this list of our 15 favorite Instant Pot ground beef recipes has inspired you to try something new in the kitchen! 

15 Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes You Can Make Now

Looking for easy and delicious ground beef recipes? Take a look at these 15 Instant Pot ground beef recipes. From lasagna to stroganoff, we’ve got you covered!


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