Best Juicy Instant Pot Hamburgers

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Looking for a quick and tasty meal? These Instant Pot Hamburgers are a family favorite that’s so simple to prepare!

Delicious Suitable for Low Carb, Paleo, Keto and Gluten Free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

 

 

juicy instant pot hamburgers on a table

These juicy Instant Pot Hamburgers are like the best thing ever. They are incredibly easy and simple to make, yet tasty, juicy, and oh-so cheesy. Low maintenance, yet thoroughly awesome, just like burgers should be.

This homemade Instant Pot Burger recipe is a quick and easy weeknight supper, lunch, and summer and a no fuss, no grill BBQ entertaining option. Family, friends, and kiddos alike will love these tasty burgers. Cooking juicy hamburgers in Instant Pot is the best thing ever.

It may seem surprising, but the Instant Pot really does give you perfect no-fail delicious burgers that are ready in just minutes. Trust me, the resulting steamed burgers are so juicy, you will almost never want to make them any other way!

And for even more awesome Instant Pot meals, check out these Instant Pot Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Instant Pot Steak Fajitas, and the Best Instant Pot Chicken Breast.

pressure cooker hamburgers on a table

One of the best things about cooking hamburgers in Instant Pot is you know you’re making hamburgers that will be cooked just right every time, and you don’t have to worry about them being undercooked or burnt. Plus, no more dealing with burger grease.

Once they’re done, just top your burger with cheese and your favorite topping, and serve it with or without a bun. You can make as many burgers as you like with this simple crowd-pleasing recipe.

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Why Make This Recipe

  • It’s Affordable – These steamed burgers are super affordable and made entirely of everyday store cupboard staples.
  • Dump and Start – Just pop them in the Instant Pot, set it, and walk away. It is very quick and very easy!
  • Perfect For A Crowd – It is easy to double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd. You can easily whip up a big batch – just stack the burger foil packets on top of each other when cooking.

Ingredient Notes

  • Ground Beef – You will need about 4 ounces of lean ground beef for each burger. You can also use ground chicken or turkey.
  • Seasoning – A simple seasoning of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Ready to make these hamburgers in Instant Pot? Gather your ingredients, and I will show you…

How To Make Instant Pot Burgers

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Mix together the ground beef, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.
  2. Form the beef mixture into 2 burger patties that are the same size.
  3. Wrap each burger patty in a foil packet, sealing completely.
  4. Pour water into the Instant Pot insert and place the trivet inside.
  5. Put burger packets on top of the trivet, close the lid, and turn the valve to the sealing position.
  6. Set the Instant Pot to manual pressure / high pressure for 8 – 10 minutes.
  7. Once cook time has finished, perform a quick pressure release. Open the lid and use tongs or oven mitts to remove the foil packets.
  8. Then open the foil packets and carefully remove the burger, draining any liquid that is inside the packet.
  9. Your Instant Pot Hamburgers are ready to serve as is! But go ahead and grill if you want to brown the patties. Or you can add cheese, then grill if you want the cheese to melt.
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How To Cook Hamburgers On The Grill

Prefer to cook your burgers on the grill? Follow these easy steps;

  1. Fire up the barbeque or grill and wait until it is medium hot.
  2. Then brush the grill with some olive oil.
  3. Cooking time depends on how rare you like your burger. As a rough guide, cook your burger for 2-3 minutes, and then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Then test, and if needed, keep cooking until cooked as you like.
  4. Assemble the burgers by putting them in the buns and adding toppings of choice.
Raw hamburger patties on some foil

Instant Pot Hamburger Toppings

One of my favorite things about these burgers in Instant Pot is how super versatile they are. Not only can you make these burgers with a huge combination of spices, but you can also garnish them with an unlimited array of toppings.

Here are some of my tried and true toppings options. But feel free to experiment and come up with very your own favorites as well!

  • juicy tomatoes
  • crispy onion rings
  • pickles
  • sweet potato fries
  • potato wedges
  • arugula, spinach, or lettuce
  • double cheese
  • crispy bacon
  • chili
  • kimchi
  • mac and cheese
  • sweet pickled onions
  • fried egg

Expert Tips

  • When opening the burger foil packets, do so carefully, as liquid will gather in the aluminum foil packs.
  • If you want a grilled flavor or to brown your burgers, then cook them under the grill for a few minutes.
  • Shape the burgers into similarly sized patties so that they cook at the same rate.
  • For shaping the burgers, you can either use your hands or grab one of those handy burger presses.
  • If you don’t have foil, you can also use parchment paper.
  • Feel free to add spices to your taste into your burgers.
  • You can use regular burger buns if you are not following a gluten-free diet.
  • Add some cheese and cook the Instant Pot hamburgers under a hot grill for a minute to get a melty cheesier burger.

instant pot burgers on a white table with tomatoes and lettuce

Delicious Variations

  • Swap The Meat – Use ground chuck, ground chicken, or ground turkey to make your burger patties.
  • Add Seasoning – A touch of salt and pepper will season these burgers just fine, but you can add chili powder, taco seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and more.
  • Add Veggies – Mix chopped veggies into the burger patties.
  • Low Carb and Gluten Free – Serve your burgers without a bun to keep them low carb and gluten free.

Instant Pot Hamburger Recipe Materials

KITCHEN TOOLS, UTENSILS & APPLIANCES  NEEDED

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Here are some of the items you will need to make this recipe.

Prep and Storage

  • Prep Ahead – These can be cooked up to a few days in advance and reheated. You can create the foil packs and keep them in the fridge till needed.
  • Store – Store the cooked burgers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
  • Freeze – Follow the handy tips below for how to freeze this.
    • Transfer patties into these convenient Ziploc freezer bags.
    • Squeeze out all the extra air and seal the bags.
    • Label the bags and then lay them flat in the freezer.
    • Store in the freezer for 3 months.
pressure cooker hamburgers with lots of toppings

FAQs

How Do I Know When My Hamburger Is Done?

Degrees of doneness for hamburgers is a gauge of how thoroughly cooked the meat is based on the color and internal temperature. Please use a Meat thermometer to check the temperature.
For burgers, the common gradations include: rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, and well done.
Rare: is a cool red center with an internal temperature of 125 degrees F / 52 degrees C.
Medium Rare: a warm red center with an internal temperature of 135 degrees F / 57 degrees C.
Medium: is a warm pink center with an internal temperature of 145 degrees F / 63 degrees C.
Medium Well: will have a slightly pink center with an internal temperature of 150 degrees F / 66 degrees C.
Well Done: a burger that is well done will have very little to no pink with an internal temperature of 160 degrees F / 71 degrees C.

How Long Do You Cook Instant Pot Burgers?

Cooking hamburgers in the Instant Pot depends on the thickness of your burger.
Start with 10 minutes and go from there. For thinner burgers, decrease the overall cook time. And for thicker burgers, increase the cook time.
4 ounce burgers: try 8 minutes – 10 minutes.
6 ounce burgers: try 10 minutes – 13 minutes.
And, don’t forget to check the temperature using a digital meat thermometer.

Can I Make This With Storebought Burger Patties?

We love cooking from scratch, but we also love making life super easy. Therefore feel free to start with your favorite store-bought patties and then let the Instant Pot cook away.

Burger Seasoning Ideas

a juicy instant pot hamburger on a plate

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Serving Suggestions

Weight Watchers Points

  • There are 7 Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving of these without the bun or toppings.
  • And there are 10 Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving of these with the gluten free bun.
  • When adding toppings, you will need to calculate extra points depending on which toppings (and how much) you add.

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Instant Pot Hamburgers

Learn how to cook these delicious and perfectly juicy Instant Pot burgers!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time11 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Western
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 2
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (227g) lean ground beef
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions:

  • Mix together the ground beef, salt and black pepper in a bowl.
  • Form the beef mixture in to 2 burger patties that are the same size.
  • Wrap each burger patty in a foil packet, sealing completely.
  • Pour 1 ½ cups of water into the Instant Pot insert and place the trivet inside.
  • Put burger packets on top of the trivet, close the lid, and turn the valve to the sealing position.
  • Set the Instant Pot to manual pressure / high pressure for 8 – 10 minutes.
  • Once cook time has finished, perform a quick pressure release. Open the lid and use tongs or oven mitts to remove the foil packets.
  • Then open foil packets and carefully remove the burgers, draining any liquid that is inside the packet.

Hamburgers On The Grill Instructions:

  • Mix together the ground beef, salt and black pepper in a bowl.
  • Form the beef mixture in to 2 burger patties that are the same size.
  • Fire up the barbecue or grill and wait until it is medium hot.
  • Brush the grill with some olive oil.
  • Cooking time depends on how rare you like your burger. As a rough guide, cook your burger for 2-3 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes and test. Then keep cooking and testing until the hamburgers are as well cooked as you like.
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Notes

  • When opening the burger foil packets do so carefully as liquid will gather in the foil packs.
  • If you want a grilled flavor or to brown your burgers, then cook them under the grill for a few minutes.
  • Shape the burgers into similarly sized patties so that they cook at the same rate.
  • For shaping the burgers, you can either use your hands or grab one of those handy burger presses. 
  • If you don’t have foil, you can also use parchment paper.
  • Feel free to add spices to your taste into your burgers.
  • You can use regular burger buns if you are not following a gluten-free diet.
  • Add some cheese and cook the Instant Pot hamburgers under a hot grill for a minute to get a melty cheesier burger.
  • Storage – keep leftovers in an airtight container inside the fridge for 4 days.
  • There are 7 Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving of these without the bun or toppings, and there are 10 Freestyle SmartPoints in a serving of these with the gluten free bun. 

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 392mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 3mg

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