20 Instant Pot® Beef Recipes

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In this collection of beef recipes specifically designed for the Instant Pot®, you’ll find family-approved meals full of savory flavor that can be made and on the table in record time!

The pressure cooker, or Instant Pot®, is the perfect kitchen appliance for busy families who want home-cooked and nutritious meals, but without all the wait time found with traditional cooking methods.

You’ll find delicious recipes for beef stew, fajitas, roast beef, meatballs, spaghetti, egg rolls, meatloaf, casseroles, and much more. Let this modern marvel of a machine help you deliver awesome beefy meals that will delight your family and save you time and effort in your kitchen.

20 Easy Beef Recipes

1. Chili Lime Short Ribs

Chili Lime Instant Pot Short Ribs by What Great Grandma Ate

Flavored with chili and lime, these beef short ribs will quickly become a family favorite. With super tender beef that falls off the bone, these savory ribs are the perfect type of meat to really let your Instant Pot show you what it can do. You’ll want to make these at least once a week!

2. Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Meatloaf And Mashed Potatoes by I Wash You Dry

Make everything in one Instant Pot session with this awesome recipe! Layer the potatoes on the bottom, use a rack to place your foil-contained meatloaf and foil-contained veggies on, put the lid on and let the appliance do the rest! This recipe gets an A+ for multi-tasking.

3. Beef and Broccoli

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli by Well Plated

This is the perfect recipe for nights when you’re too tired to cook. With just a little prep work and about 12 minutes in your pressure cooker, you can have this beef and broccoli meal on your table in no time. Serve over a bed of rice and enjoy!

4. Yummy Meatballs

Instant Pot Meatballs by A Calculated Whisk

These meatballs get their amazing flavor from being cooked in the sauce while in the pressure cooker. You’ll get tender meatballs that are perfect every time! Tip: if you want even less work, don’t add onion, garlic or pepper to the meatballs; instead, opt for a robust sauce that already includes those ingredients. Let the sauce infuse the flavors into the meat.

5. Vietnamese Beef Stew

Pressure Cooker Vietnamese Beef Stew by Super Golden Bakes

This stew packs an outrageous flavor combination that’s enhanced by Chinese five-spice powder, star anise, and cinnamon. You won’t believe how tasty this is! If you manage to have any leftovers at all you’ll be happy to enjoy it again the next day.

6. Beef Bourguignon

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon by Savory Tooth

Let your pressure cooker do the work to help you make this classic gourmet French dish. There is some prep work involved but it’s well worth it when you taste the delicious end result! Bon Appétit!

7. Steak Fajitas

Instant Pot Steak Fajitas by Little Sunny Kitchen

If you can chop veggies and slice steak, you can make these awesome steak fajitas in about 15 minutes – no joke! Super easy and super delish! This meal is great for weekly meal planning, too. Have all your veggies and meat processed and ready to go in the fridge so that you can just grab it and dump it in your pressure cooker.

8. Roast Beef

Instant Pot Rare Roast Beef by This Old Gal

If you’re a fan of tender, juicy deli-style roast beef, you’ll want to learn how to recreate that yumminess right in your Instant Pot with an eye of round beef roast. Best if marinated 24 hours before you pressure cook it, so plan ahead for this deliciousness!

9. Taco Pie

Instant Pot Taco Pie by Simply Happy Foodie

This is a fun meal to assemble as it really comes out looking like a layered pie. Just use a springform pan and layer the ground beef, beans, and all the other ingredients as instructed. Let the pressure cooker work its magic to make your taco pie. This is a kid-approved meal that adults will enjoy, too!

10. Beef Lettuce Wraps

Instant Pot Beef Lettuce Wraps With Pickled Cucumbers by Mad About Food

Have these healthy and zesty ground beef lettuce wraps on the table in no time. The recipe includes how to make quick-pickled cucumbers, which you will definitely want to do before you start this meal. You’ll want that tasty addition to these lettuce wraps!

11. Hot Pepper Steak

Easy Instant Pot Pepper Steak by The Girl On Bloor

Transform sirloin steak, peppers and onions into this glorious meal in about 30 minutes. The rice goes in, too, so it’s the perfect all-in-one meal for busy nights! Garnish with sesame seeds and a little chopped green onion and enjoy!

12. Mongolian Beef

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Flank steak is beautifully transformed into this healthier version of this classic Chinese-American takeout cuisine. Packed full of veggies, this recipe uses healthy substitutions to recreate all the savory flavors you’ve come to expect in this dish.

13. Italian Beef

Instant Pot Italian Beef by A Spicy Perspective

You’ll make this again and again, especially if you’re into meal planning and want to use any leftovers for Italian Beef Sandwiches. Chuck roast, onions, pepperoncini peppers, and some spices are pressure-cooked to perfection with this family favorite recipe.

14. Easy Goulash

Instant Pot Goulash by Soulfully Made

Ground beef, elbow macaroni, tomato sauce, and Italian spices are just about all you need to have this inexpensive and kid-friendly meal on the table in about 10 minutes! Keep these ingredients on hand and you’ll always have a quick and homemade meal ready to make in your Instant Pot.

15. Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Casserole by Temecula Blogs

Classic comfort food gets pressurized to perfection with this stuffed cabbage and beef casserole. The best part? It’s ready in about 20 minutes! It’s also a great inexpensive recipe to keep on hand.

16. Pot Roast

Instant Pot Pot Roast by A Mindful Mom

Make amazingly tender pot roast in your pressure cooker, even if your roast is frozen! Learn when to add the veggies and which cuts of meat to use for this family favorite meal. Meal prep tip: make this ahead of time and store meat for use in different recipes throughout the week.

17. Swedish Meatballs

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs by Jessica Gavin

Swedish meatballs over egg noodles (or rice or mashed potatoes) make a wonderful savory dinner, but these meatballs also make an elegant appetizer for parties. This pressure cooker version is a keeper! It makes delectable meatballs as well as a deliciously creamy gravy.

18. Egg Roll In A Bowl

Instant Pot Egg Roll In A Bowl by Awe Filled Homemaker

Ground beef, coleslaw mix, and some delicious spices are what make up this deconstructed egg roll. You’ll also steam a “riced” cauliflower mixture to create this awesome meal.

19. Shepherd’s Pie

Pressure Cooker Shepherd’s Pie by Simply Recipes

Use ground beef and an assortment of veggies to make this pressure cooker version of Shepherd’s Pie. Layer your potatoes on top to cook and mash when tender. An easy and convenient way to make this comfort dish!

20. Pressure Cooker Spaghetti

Pressure Cooker Spaghetti by Julie’s Eats And Treats

I love that all you need to do is sauté the ground beef with onions and garlic, layer the rest of the ingredients on top of the beef, and then put the lid on and walk away. Make a little side salad and some garlic bread while you wait. Come back in about 8 minutes and you have spaghetti ready to be plated and served!

Final Word

I hope you enjoyed my 20 Instant Pot® beef recipes today. My favorite is still the Fagor pressure cooker, but I have one of each now. Did you know they have a 3-quart size?

I’m down to two people now, so this size should be awesome. 3-Quart Size. Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world, Linda

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2 thoughts on “20 Instant Pot® Beef Recipes

  • August 23, 2019 at 12:58 pm
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    Hi, Linda ~
    I purchased a 3 quart Instant Pot Lux – LOVE it! I got the 3 quart because I am single and not likely to cook for any more than myself! So, I am still learning how to use it. Tonight it will be a taco pasta (something I used to make on the stove top) with ground beef, pasta, taco seasoning, and stewed tomatoes (I cut them with kitchen shears). I also want to try making cheesecake, too but not tonight!

    I do like the IP for “boiling” eggs. Saw a post somewhere where eggs were broken into a loaf pan and cooked in the IP to hard cook them for egg salad. Gonna try that one as well.

    Fortunately, I kept a number of very small pans (loaf, bundt, springform, and pie plates) that fit really well in my IP. These pans were purchased back when I got a toaster oven but decided in the end that a toaster oven just took up too much space. Now I have the IP, an air fryer, and, of course, my stove top and oven!

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    • August 23, 2019 at 3:11 pm
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      Hi Leanne, I love the 3-quart size pressure cooker! It’s just the right size for Mark and I. I use the Fagor 6-quart because it’s my favorite but I love being able to fix meals quickly with cheaper cuts of meat. Smart idea keeping those toaster oven pans. Love it! Linda

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