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Learn how to cook Instant Pot Ground Beef from Frozen right in your Instant Pot! A quick and convenient way to prepare your weeknight meals, even if you forgot to set the meat out to thaw! If you forget, like the rest of us! You will love knowing how to cook frozen ground beef in your Instant Pot! 

Ground beef is a staple in our home. But, I stink at remembering to sit it out to thaw. Now that the Instant Pot has come into play, I can cook it any day of the week, whether it is frozen or thawed. Even if your meat is rock hard, you can still have those ground beef dinners you were hoping for.

Instant Pot Ground Beef from Frozen

Instant Pot Ground Beef from Frozen To Cooked 

I will share how to easily cook your frozen hamburger in the Instant Pot in a hurry. Then you won’t be left scratching your head wondering what to serve for dinner. 

Will This Recipe Work With Ground Turkey 

Absolutely. If you prefer ground turkey, you can easily follow the directions and get the same result. I haven’t tried it on ground chicken but it should convert as well. 

How Does Frozen Ground Beef Taste After Cooking In The Instant Pot

I feel the ground beef taste similar to cooking it on the stovetop! You can easily add whatever spices you want to your beef to allow it to take on flavor. Salt, pepper, or your favorite seasonings, and mix in and you have your dish ready. Instant Pot Ground Beef From Frozen

What Ways Can You Use Ground Beef In Recipes 

  • Tacos
  • Freezer Meal Prep
  • Pasta Dishes Like Spaghetti or Lasagna
  • Stuffed Peppers (or Unstuffed Peppers) 
  • Casseroles
  • Goulash
  • Soups and Stews 

The list truly continues. Any recipe that calls for ground beef you can easily adapt to the recipe. When you cook with the minimal seasoning you can then add to any dish and add in proper seasonings so it works for that specific recipe. 

Can You Freeze Shredded Ground Beef 

Yes! I batch cook ground beef and then toss it in the freezer to use for meals down the line. Just pull the frozen cooked ground beef from the freezer and then grab all the other ingredients from the recipe and whip it up! 

You will find many homes doing this to save time! Great to do also if you buy bulk ground beef. Prep ahead of time to save you time later on. 

Do You Need Water To Cook Frozen Ground Beef In Instant Pot 

Yes. The Instant Pot has to have water in it, or it will not come to pressure and cook your ground beef. You will use the trivet that came with your Instant Pot to sit the frozen beef on to cook.

Frozen Ground Beef

Benefits Of Cooking Frozen Ground Beef In Instant Pot 

  • Fast and Easy
  • Minimal Effort on Your End
  • Drains Fat From Meat (since meat sits on a trivet)
  • Great for meal prepping freezer meals for future
  • Works just as good as cooking on the stovetop

After cooking ground beef in the Instant Pot, I think why not?! It is quick to do, easy to prep, and helps you get ahead or serve up a homecooked meal. Nothing is worse than opening the fridge to see your hamburger is still rock hard!

More Meats you can cook from Frozen in the Instant Pot

 

Ground Beef From Frozen instant pot

Instant Pot Frozen Ground Beef

Instant Pot frozen ground beef is going to transform your life in the kitchen! Give this recipe a world, and let me know how you served up your ground beef for dinner!

How to make ground beef from frozen

Instant Pot Ground Beef from Frozen

Instant Pot Ground Beef from Frozen

Yield: 1 POUND
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Learn how to cook Instant Pot Ground Beef from frozen right in your Instant Pot! A quick and convenient way to prepare your weeknight meals, even if you forgot to set the meat out to thaw! If you forget, like the rest of us! You will love knowing how to cook frozen ground beef in your Instant Pot! 

Ingredients

  • Ground Beef
  • 1 Cup water

Instructions

  1. Place trivet in the instant pot.
  2. Place frozen ground beef on the trivet
  3. Add 1 cup water
  4. Cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes
  5. Do a quick release.
  6. Place pot on saute.
  7. Cook until all meat is brown.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 31Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

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Sam

Saturday 24th of October 2020

It feels like an obvious question, but I have to ask. Am I supposed to cook the meat before I freeze it into the prepped meals?

Sherry

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Do you not drain the water before sautéing?

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Amanda

Friday 3rd of January 2020

How much ground beef? You didn't say. 1lb? or any amount with just 1 cup of water?

Sherry

Saturday 8th of August 2020

I've been trying to figure that out, too??