Ground beef is one of the best dinner meats to cook with because it’s so versatile, it’s very quick to cook, and it’s nutritious. Using an Instant Pot just makes it that much easier! Ground Beef Instant Pot recipes are perfect for those of you that are short on time but want a healthy and delicious home-cooked meal. Most of these recipes are restaurant quality and can be done in about 30 minutes – thanks to the quick cooking instant pot. Ground beef makes an excellent dinner choice because you get plenty of protein, healthy fat, and other nutrients like iron from it. 

You’ll save tons of time (and money) by cooking at home and using the famous instant pot. This list will keep the weekly dinner menu from getting stale and boring. We’ve got lots of ideas to choose from. Beef up your dinners in a variety of ways with this list of 25 Ground Beef Instant Pot Recipes! 

1. Ground Beef Instant Pot Taco Meat

Tacos are always a go to when you need a quick dinner option. This instant pot ground beef taco meat will have your tacos tasting divine in under 20 minutes. You can even use frozen ground beef! This recipe will have your ground beef taco meat stay moist and juicy with no worry of overcooking it. 

2. Instant Pot Taco Bell Copycat Beef 

If you love Taco Bell but don’t always love the stomach aches that sometimes follow, you need to start making this taco bell copycat beef at home. It’ll be just as fast as the drive through, but better quality. You can have the classic taco bell beef soft tacos right at home! Make a large batch, because you’ll want to use this ground beef all week. 

3. Instant Pot Hamburger Helper

With this quick and easy instant pot hamburger helper, you no longer need the store bought box hamburger helper! A few simple ingredients – mainly ground beef, cheese, and macaroni – thrown into the instant pot will have you a delicious, cheesy homemade hamburger helper in 25 minutes. The whole family will love it. 

4. Instant Pot Hamburger Stroganoff  

Homemade beef stroganoff is a warm, comforting meal that is hearty and filling – perfect for cold fall and winter nights. With an instant pot, you can have it any time of the year because it’s so easy to make. The best part is there is only one pot to clean. 

5. The Best Ground Beef Instant Pot Lasagna 

Traditional lasagna is definitely a family favorite, but it can take a lot of effort to make. Not only does it take time to cook and layer the ingredients, but it also takes a while to bake as well. That’s where the instant pot comes in. You can have a traditional-tasting lasagna done in 45 minutes total. Big win! 

6. Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

If you love lasagna, but don’t love the work of all the layers, try this instant pot lasagna soup. It’s got the same great cheesy taste, without the task of layering the ingredients. Soup can be even more of a comforting meal than lasagna, so it’s a double whammy if you’re looking for a hearty meal. 

7. Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

The instant pot is fantastic for soups. Instead of simmering them for hours, you can have it done in 30 minutes or less. This instant pot hamburger soup is delectable and filled to the brim with nutritious ground beef. It’s a great way to use up any veggies sitting in the pantry or fridge that need to go. 

8. Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup

Ground beef is the key ingredient in this beef and barley soup, because it makes the soup thick like a stew. Combined with potatoes and barley, you’ve got a fully balanced meal all in one. You can spice it up to your taste preference with extra paprika or a dash of hot sauce. 

9. Instant Pot Texas Cowboy Stew

Texas Cowboy Stew is a combination of beef, sausage, potatoes, and vegetables like corn, tomatoes, and onion. The veggies are cooked down until they’re thick, then combined with flour to make a delicious vegetable gravy. The instant pot turns this Texas Cowboy Stew (that can take hours) into a hearty 30 minute meal. 

10. The Best Instant Pot Chili 

Even if it’s not chili season, you’re going to want to make this instant pot chili. Beer is the secret ingredient in this recipe. That and the fact that the pressure cooker gives this beef chili the most perfect texture. You can even use extra lean ground beef to save some calories, and it’ll still be delicious. 

11. Creamy Beef Taco Soup

Cream cheese, heavy cream, and shredded cheddar come together in this beef taco soup to make it creamy and absolutely perfect for cold Taco Tuesday. It’s very low in carbs, so you’ve got plenty of room to top it with some of your favorite tortilla chips. Sliced avocado and extra cheese also make great toppings. 

12. Instant Pot Egg Roll in a Bowl

This Asian-inspired dish is perfect for lunch, dinner, or even meal prep. It’s so quick when made in the instant pot, but easily keeps all the traditional Asian flavors. It’s made with cabbage rather than rice, so it’s very low in carbs. You could also use this egg roll in a bowl to put over a bed of rice if you did need the extra carbs. 

13. Instant Pot Korean Beef Bulgogi 

Instant Pot Korean Beef Bulgogi is a gluten-free, lightened-up version of the classic Asian dish. It’s got all of the flavors you love, but lower in calories and it doesn’t take a lot of time to whip up. Serve this over rice, zucchini noodles, quinoa, or even cauliflower rice. It’s up to you! 

14. Instant Pot Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice

Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice is similar to hamburger helper but with rice instead of pasta. It’s a great option if you need to keep things gluten-free, and it’s also very kid friendly. With all of the cheesiness, you won’t have to convince them to eat the healthy, lean ground beef. It’s a great way for your family to get in more protein. 

15. Easy Instant Pot Beef Goulash

Goulash is also similar to hamburger helper but with a tomato-based sauce. It’s a mix of lean ground beef, macaroni, tomatoes, and lots of cheese. You could even sneak some veggies into this dish like cauliflower or zucchini. With all of the flavors going around, no one will notice. 

16. Instant Pot BBQ Sloppy Joes 

Sloppy Joes are already pretty easy to make, but simmering the beef and sauce on the stove can make a huge splatter mess. The instant pot allows you to keep this a quick and easy meal but with much less cleanup. And this recipe features a homemade BBQ sauce, so you don’t have to worry about buying the canned version of sloppy joes. 

17. Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni 

Think mac and cheese, but better! This instant pot mac and cheese features healthy ground beef, which makes it a one pot meal. Kids will love this cheeseburger macaroni. This recipe serves 8, so it’s a great family meal with enough for leftovers the next day. And trust me, you’re going to want leftovers! 

18. Instant Pot Shells and Beef

Now think mac and cheese for adults! Using shell pasta elevates this Instant Pot Shells and Beef to a fancy, but comforting dinner. It’s a great recipe to use for a dinner party. The instant pot does the work, so you’re not slaving away in the kitchen while your guests are there. 

19. Instant Pot Inauthentic Pasta Bolognese 

Inauthentic because, well, you can’t make a real traditional Italian dish in an instant pot. But – that doesn’t mean it’s not flavorful. You can have all the delicious Italian bolognese flavors without spending hours in the kitchen by using the pressure cooker. The mixture of ground beef and Italian sausage, with the al dente pasta, make this recipe a go to if you want a big bowl of pasta for dinner. 

20. Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

Even if you don’t like bell peppers or stuffed peppers, you need to try this soup. Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup is absolutely full of flavors that mesh well together. Lean ground beef, fennel seed, jasmine rice, Italian seasoning, tomato sauce, and more cook together and become a hearty bowl of comforting soup. 

21. Instant Pot Beef Enchilada Casserole 

Enchilada casserole will be the new family favorite once you make it. It’s not too spicy, and it has plenty of cheese. Lean ground taco beef is layered with corn tortillas, enchilada sauce, and cheese to create this delicious instant pot casserole. Just a few ingredients are all you need! 

22. Instant Pot Ground Beef Burrito Bowls

We love a burrito bowl and the best thing about these is everyone can use their own toppings. The instant pot does the work to create a delicious moist ground beef burrito meat. Everyone can then top their beef with cheese, avocado, salsa, guacamole, tomatoes, or shredded lettuce – it’s up to you. It makes a great party meal since everyone pitches in. 

23. Instant Pot Frito Pie 

Fritos and ground beef go hand in hand. Save this recipe for when you are craving this combination. You need less than 10 ingredients (one of which is water!) and you’ll have a crunchy, meaty, cheesy frito pie in under 35 minutes. You could even get crazy with the frito chips and try different flavors! 

24. Instant Pot Mexican Lasagna

We’ve already gone over how delicious instant pot lasagna is, so you know this Mexican version is going to be good. Flour tortillas are layered with refried beans, lots of cheese, and ground beef to make a delicious taco stack. You only have to do 10 minutes of actual prep. Talk about easy! 

25. Instant Pot Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice is a classic Southern dish that is a staple in many households. This version makes great use of ground beef, sausage, long-grain white rice, and fresh herbs to bring you a quick and easy dinner. It makes enough to serve 8, so save this recipe for your next chill dinner party, or save the leftovers for work lunches. 

Ground Beef Instant Pot Recipes are your new go-to for a quick 30 minute meal that’s delicious and easy to clean up!

One of the best parts of using the instant pot is that you can take your old crockpot recipes and speed them up. Below you will find the full recipe for my classic weight watchers chili that is just begging to be made in the instant pot!

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Weight Watchers Chili

By: Drizzle me skinny
Servings: 9
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes
chili in white bowl


  • 1.5 lbs extra lean ground beef
  • 2 cups diced peppers, I used red, green and yellow
  • 1.5 cups diced red onion
  • 1 large can, 28oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste, 5.5oz
  • 1 can baked beans, I use a 398ml can of Heinz baked beans
  • 2 Tbsp franks hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin


  • Sautee onions and brown meat in instant pot.
  • Add in all your other ingredients and stir well.
  • cook on high pressure setting for 20 minutes
  • (Optional fun step) Use your chili and make a chili sausage dog. I used a low calorie hot dog bun, 1 chicken sausage, 1/3 cup chili and a sprinkle of cheese for 7pp.
  • Nutritional info (not including veggies) per 1 cup serving.. Calories 168… Fat 3.3g… Saturated fat 1g… Carbs 11.9g… Fiber 3.2g… Sugars 4.9g.. Protein 20.1g

Additional Info

Course: Main meals
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