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Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes

Easy Instant Pot ground beef recipes your whole family will love for dinner or lunch! Simple comfort food recipes like ground beef and rice using beef or turkey are hearty one pot meals that take less than 30 minutes total from prep to on the table. 

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I have several posts breaking down my long list of pressure cooker recipes into categories. This one focuses on the best Instant Pot ground beef recipes around. If you’re looking for easy Instant Pot recipes we have a ton! (affiliate links present)

Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipe

One thing you will NOT find on The Typical Mom are recipes with hard to find ingredients, that is just not me. You can use the cheapest variety or lean ground beef for them all. A little bit of fat is actually good though, adds to the overall taste of the dish. 😉

If you’re looking for what to cook with ground beef tonight, we’ve got lots of ideas! You can use these in your Crockpot Express, IP or as easy Ninja Foodi recipes too. All these pots have the high pressure and saute functions so they will work the same.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

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Ninja Foodi Ground Beef Recipes

I am a busy mom of 3 who works full time and I don’t have more than 30 minutes total to cook much of anything. With this “magic pot” of sorts you too can have dinner on the table every single night with very little prep work or intervention in between.

Just throw it all in to these dump and go one pot meals and it will be ready to serve for kids and adults alike. You can cook in pot or PIP method like we did with our Instant Pot ground beef and potatoes casserole.

If you’re new to using this clever device go ahead and read my post on how to use an Instant Pot first and then come back here.

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Easy Ground Beef Recipes

I have a huge list of really cheap Instant Pot recipes that is really popular, all of them cost $10 or less to make and serve a family of 5 easily.

What can I do with ground beef in the Instant Pot

There are SO many things. If you want to just cook the meat like you would in a skillet you can do just that. For that you’d just use the saute function. Add a bit of olive oil so it doesn’t stick and add your hamburger. Break it up and press off once it is browned on the outside to your liking.

If you forgot to defrost you can also cook Instant Pot frozen ground beef in it. I will explain both methods in the recipe card below for you.

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Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes

54 Instant Pot ground beef recipes are here. From taco meat to casseroles made with fresh or frozen hamburger meat.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword frozen ground beef, frozen hamburger, instant pot, ninja foodi, pressure cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 233kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • If your ground beef is defrosted then hit saute on your pot and add olive oil. Put meat in and break up into smaller pieces. Cook until browned. Add seasonings and stir. Turn pot off and serve.
  • For frozen ground beef in Instant Pot you need to add 1 c of water into the inner pot and then lower down a trivet. Set meat on top and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes with a 10 minute natural release. Drain water and saute meat, breaking up into small pieces and cook as you'd like.


Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 204mg6%
Protein 13g26%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Instant Pot Hamburger Recipes

Porcupine meatballs in Instant Pot are super yummy and cheap too.

We made this Instant Pot hamburger and rice meal, dirty rice if you want to call it that. Was a hit with ground sausage too.

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Ninja Foodi Hamburger Recipes

Flavorful Instant Pot taco meat takes beef in the Instant Pot to the next level.

We love our pressure cooker stroganoff recipe here. All you need is a bit of salt and pepper for seasoning.

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Pressure Cooker Hamburger recipes

Almost all of these can be “spiced up” with half spicy ground sausage and half hamburger meat too. That is how we add a ton of flavor easily.

Instant Pot stuffed pepper casserole is easier than how you ate these as a child.

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Best Hamburger Recipes

Easy Instant Pot lasagna is fun if you want a traditional Italian dish but a lot less work. Skip those floppy hard to handle noodles and use small shells or any other shape you want.

It has all the flavor and ingredients but NO Layering or boiling required beforehand.

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If you’ve never made stuffed peppers before they are really tasty. I have the recipe below, as well as one for stuffed pepper casserole above.

They are both yummy but the casserole is a bit easier to make if you’re looking for super simple.

  • I recommend using a wooden spoon when sauteeing your meat to avoid scratching the pot.
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  • Ground beef is so very versatile and really inexpensive too. There are a multitude of ways to use it and many are quite healthy if you buy 90/10 and drain the grease.

I have found that using ground turkey works just as well most of the time. It just has a different texture.

I used it to make this Instant Pot Mexican pizza though and it was a huge hit at our house using my springform pan.

  • I recommend you getting 1 because I use it to make dinners and desserts all the time.
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Easy Instant Pot stuffed peppers are just like you remember in your childhood but much faster cook times. NO need to blanch peppers beforehand, the pot does all the work for you y’all.

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I mean, you can’t go wrong with adding cheese to really any of these creations.

Stirred in at the end and/or sprinkled on top and gently place lid back on so it melts, both turn everything amazing.

instant pot ground beef recipes

And of course we have a lot more Instant Pot hamburger recipes for you here too! If we missed one of your favorites leave us a note in the comments below so we can try it.

Try Instant Pot sloppy joes on small slider buns for fun.

If you are new to using a pressure cooker I would recommend starting with my easy spaghetti recipe.

It is fast, not hard to follow, and only needs a few inexpensive ingredients. It is pretty much a no fail recipe that is one of my most popular one.

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If you want to try an easy dessert I would recommend our Instant Pot rice pudding. It’s been a huge hit amongst everyone who visits The Typical Mom looking for Instant Pot recipes.

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I rarely if ever use the slow cooker function but if you have and love a recipe using it please let me know. I’d love to add that to our list too.

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Sunday 14th of February 2021

We really enjoy Lipton Onion Soup Mix as a pantry staple. Works great for tinfoil/hobo dinners, homemade hamburgers, meatballs, and even hamburger stroganoff!

My question – does 1 pound of meat and ten small potatoes provide a full meal for 4 in the meatloaf meal? Or do you guys have to add other things when serving? We have 6 and I feel we would have to double or do 2.5 times for this recipe.


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Tuesday 2nd of June 2020

Your recipes look amazing! I’m trying to make the hamburger rice casserole but you don’t give amounts. How much rice, how much milk? How much chicken stock?

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