15 Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes

This collection of 15 Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes is chock full of great-tasting, affordable dishes that come together quickly and oh-so easily. Post includes recipes that are suitable for gluten free, low carb, keto, paleo, and Whole30 diets. Weight Watchers points also included.


Thanks to the Instant Pot, you can cooking with ground beef has never been easier. Or tastier, for that matter. And in this collection of 15 Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes, you’ll find everything from comfort food classics such as chili, meatloaf and lasagna, to healthier fare like Cuban lettuce wraps, low carb tomato tacos and spaghetti squash covered in meat sauce. Plus, each and every one of these recipes is affordable, simple to make, and super flavorful. #instantpotforthewin

Benefits of Cooking Ground Beef in the Instant Pot

Cooking ground beef in the Instant Pot truly is easy and affordable. It’s an ideal ingredient because it is just so darn versatile! You can season ground beef any number of ways, and works incredibly well in all sorts of different dishes.

And ground beef is perfect for meal prep. You can cook up a big batch at the beginning of the week to add to various recipes all week long. Or you can cook and store in the freezer until needed.

The Instant Pot makes it possible to cook ground beef from frozen, without having to wait for it to thaw. Which means you can stock up when you find it on sale. A great way to stick to your grocery budget!

How To Cook Ground Beef in the Instant Pot

It really is simple to cook up ground beef using your pressure cooker. You can choose from the following two methods:

Using the Sauté mode:

  1. Place the meat in the bottom of the Instant Pot insert. If you are using lean ground beef, you may want to spray the bottom of the insert with a bit of cooking spray or oil first.
  2. Set the InstantPot to sauté mode.
  3. Cook the ground beef for 5-6 minutes per pound, stirring regularly, as if you were using a skillet.
  4. When the ground beef is nicely browned, turn off the Instant Pot.

Using the Pressure Cooker method:

  1. Add 1 cup of water and 1 pound of ground beef to the bottom of the Instant Pot insert.
  2. Place the lid on your Instant Pot, lock, and turn the valve to the sealing position.
  3. Set to manual pressure, high pressure, for 5 minutes.
  4. When cook time is complete, perform a quick pressure release.

Food Safety Tip –> it is important to always check your ground beef for doneness using a meat thermometer. Ground beef is considered done and safe to eat when the internal temperature reaches at least 160 F / 71 C. 

Instant Pot Ground Beef Materials


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So, are you ready to cook up all sorts of great tasting ground beef meals using your Instant Pot? Then read on, and get ready to fall in love with all 15 of these ground beef Instant Pot recipes!

15 Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes

Easy Instant Pot Meatballs by Recipes From A Pantry {Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Gluten Free}

These tender and juicy Instant Pot Meatballs are quick and easy to make, and require just a few pantry ingredients. Perfect for serving up an appetizer or a main course, these meatballs are also a great freezer meal solution.

Juicy Instant Pot Hamburgers by Recipes From A Pantry {Gluten Free}

Yeap, you can make delicious hamburgers right in the Instant Pot! These Instant Pot Hamburgers are incredibly easy and simple to make. Super tasty, juicy and oh-so-cheesy, just like an awesome burger should be.instant pot burgers on a white table with tomatoes and lettuce

Instant Pot Lasagna by Recipes From A Pantry

Instant Pot Lasagna is cheesy, hearty and so easy! And using oven-ready noodles means no boiling is required. Simply layer your ingredients and let the Instant Pot work its magic. Great for freezer meals and meal prep too!

Completed Instant Pot Lasagna served on a white plate and sitting in front of the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Meatloaf by Recipes From A Pantry {Low Carb, Keto, Gluten Free}

This comforting Instant Pot Meatloaf recipe is full of classic meatloaf flavor, but doesn’t require a minute in the oven. And by using almond meal instead of bread crumbs, this is a satisfying meal that is suitable for those on gluten free, low carb and keto eating programs.

Instant Pot Chili by Recipes From A Pantry

Thanks to the Instant Pot you can whip up a classic chili in just 25 mins! This dish is a great meal prep solution that is full of flavor.

Instant Pot Chilli in a white pot with red cabbage shredded on top

Instant Pot Pasta with Pesto and Mozzarella by Recipes From A Pantry

if you are skeptical about making pasta in the Instant Pot, this recipe will definitely make a believer out of you! This flavorful creamy pasta dish is an all-time favorite, thanks to the classic pairing of pesto and mozzarella. And the best part? No boiling or draining needed. a bowl of instant pot pasta on a table

Mouth Watering Instant Pot Sloppy Joes by Recipes From A Pantry

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes are full of great comfort food flavour and are so easy to make. Thanks to the little kitchen miracle that is the Instant Pot, all that is needed is just a few mins to quickly sauté the onions and peppers then brown the ground beef. Yeap, these truly are mouth-wateringly good!

Two completed Instant Pot Sloppy Joes on a piece of parchment paper and ready to serve

Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers by Recipes From A Pantry (Gluten Free, Low Carb}

These Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers are delicious and can be quickly made in your pressure cooker. Packed with flavor and topped with melted cheese, they are a satisfying and filling meal.

a cooked pepper form and Easy stuffed bell peppers recipe

Instant Pot Chili with Chocolate and Chipotle by Recipes From A Pantry {Gluten Free}

This delicious Instant Pot Chili with Chocolate and Chipotle is a great twist on a classic. The amazing flavor combination of chocolate and chili will definitely keep you coming back for more!

You will love this comforting, warming, and delicious Instant Pot Chilli (Instant Pot Chili). It's an easy Instant Pot recipe that's ready in just 25 mins! #instantpot #instantpotrecipes #instantpotchilli #instantpotchili #chilli #chili

Instant Pot Hamburger Helper by The Cozy Cook

With this Instant Pot hamburger helper recipe, dinner will be on the table in no time at all! This dish tastes just like the classic hamburger helper we all know and love, but leaves out all of those unwanted additives. The Instant Pot makes it easy to whip up this nostalgic meal whenever the mood strikes.

Healthy Cuban Beef Lettuce Wraps by Berry and Maple {Gluten Free, Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Whole30}

This recipe for Instant Pot Cuban Beef Lettuce Wraps is so delicious, so satisfying, you won’t even realize you’re eating healthy! And the perfectly seasoned beef is so easy to make, thanks to the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Couscous with Ground Beef by One Happy Housewife

Couscous with ground beef is the perfect meal solution for those busy weeknights. It’s a flavorful dish that comes together quickly and easily.

Easy Hamburger Soup by No Plate Like Home {Gluten Free}

Easy Instant Pot Hamburger Soup is ready to serve in just 20 mins! Made with affordable pantry ingredients, this warm, filling soup is a true comfort food classic that the entire family will love.

Low Carb Tomato Tacos by Awe Filled Homemaker {Gluten Free, Low Carb}

A fun and unique way to satisfy your taco cravings, these tasty low carb tomato tacos are brimming with seasoned ground beef, black beans and all your favorite taco trimmings. Plus they are healthy, affordable and so quick and easy to make.

Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce by This Old Gal {Gluten Free, Low Carb, Keto}

A delicious low carb alternative to pasta, pressure cooker spaghetti squash with a rich and tasty meat sauce is so flavorful and satisfying, you may never want to go back to those boring old noodles again!

Even More Instant Pot Recipes

Looking for even more great Instant Pot recipes? Check out this round up of some of my favorite Instant Pot Soup Recipes, and this collection of what I think are The Best Instant Pot Chicken Recipes.

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  1. Your work is very good and I appreciate you and hopping for some more informative posts. Thank you for sharing great information to us.

  2. We love using our instant pot for quick and easy recipes! Love the list, gives me so many recipes to make!