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Instant Pot ground beef.
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Instant Pot Ground Beef

Instant Pot ground beef is perfect for meal prep. Cook a big batch of fresh or frozen ground beef in your pressure cooker for easy future meals.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Time to Pressure10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, ground beef, instant pot, meal prep, pressure cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Tonje



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup water


  • Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place a trivet on top, and place the ground beef on top of the trivet.
  • Seal the lid, and select the PRESSURE COOK or MANUAL setting. Select high pressure, and set the timer for 6 minutes for chilled ground beef, or 15 minutes for frozen ground beef.
  • After the pressure cooker has finished, you can leave it to release pressure naturally for up to 10 minutes. Then, perform a quick release, and remove the lid.
  • Use a wooden spoon or spatula to break the ground beef up. Discard any liquid from the bottom of the Instant Pot, and use the ground beef in your favorite dish.



  • This recipe has only been tested with a 6 qt Instant Pot. Other sizes might take slightly longer to get to pressure.
  • Store leftover ground beef in a sealed container in a refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Sprinkle any seasoning on top of the beef before pressure cooking, or cook it unseasoned.


Calories: 288kcal | Protein: 19g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 306mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg