Instant Pot Frozen Ground Beef

Cooked ground Beef on a gray plate with parsley leaves on top

If you want to know how to cook frozen ground beef in the Instant Pot, you have come to the right place 🙂

All you need is 4 ingredients (beef, oil, salt and pepper).

It's perfect for Taco Tuesday, spaghetti, and more!

Cooked ground Beef on a gray plate with parsley leaves on top

Instant Pot Frozen Ground Beef is the perfect way to cook beef! No matter if you want to make tacos or just meal prep for the week, you'll never want to cook your frozen beef any other way.

It's no secret that cooking frozen beef also seems to take a while - but that's no longer the truth with this easy recipe. In just a few short minutes, you'll have perfectly browned beef that you can use in so many different ways!

The kids will love using it for Instant Pot Sloppy Joes! Just pair it with some veggies, and you're set!

Why this recipe works

Cooking up a batch of ground beef is always helpful! It's a great way to add protein to any meal quickly.

  • This is a way less messy way to cook beef
  • It's a fast method for cooking a large batch of frozen meat
  • Everyone will love having ground beef cooked and ready to use

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Recipe Ingredients

Instant Pot Frozen Ground Beef ingredients

Frozen beef - I typically cook ½ pound at a time. This helps it cook quickly without an excessive amount of grease.

Salt & pepper - To taste.

Oil - You can use olive oil, coconut oil, or even avocado oil. This is what you'll saute the beef in.

How to make Instant Pot Frozen Ground Beef?

It couldn't be easier to get started! Just gather up the short list of ingredients, and you're literally almost done!

Step One: Press the saute button on the Instant Pot. Set the timer for 10 minutes. 

Step Two: Add the frozen beef and the olive oil. 

Instant Pot Frozen Ground Beef

Add salt and black pepper.

Instant Pot Frozen Ground Beef

Step Three: Stir and break apart the meat as you cook it. Cook until the meat is browned all the way. 

Instant Pot Frozen Ground Beef

Dish and serve as you like! 

Instant Pot Frozen Ground Beef

Variations

Change up the meat - You can easily make Instant Pot Ground Turkey or ground chicken as well. Just be sure to cook the meat all the way through.

Add different seasonings - You can use all different types of seasonings as well. Some ideas:

Steak rub

Onion powder

Paprika

Cayenne pepper

Chinese five spice

Recipe Notes

  • Use a wooden spoon when you're breaking up the beef. This will help to not scratch the inside of the Instant Pot.
  • If you're worried about the meat being greasy, you can always drain it after you cook it or set it on a napkin to soak up the excess.

How to serve

There are so many ways that you can use cooked ground beef! Some of the best recipes are:

Instant Pot Frozen Ground Beef

Recipe FAQs

How do you store leftover ground beef?

Storing cooked ground beef is simple! You just need to let it cool down all the way and then add it to an airtight container.

You can also freeze cooked ground beef. Let it cool down, and then store it in freezer bags.

How can I save space in my freezer storing ground beef?

If you don't want to take up a ton of space in your freezer, you can actually freeze the ground beef in a single layer.

Just add the ground beef to a freezer bag and then roll it flat using a rolling pin. This will push out the air, making it flat to store and freeze.

How do I know if my beef is cooked all the way?

When it comes to ground beef, you just need to cook it until there is no more pink to the meat. This doesn't typically take a long time, so just look at it and saute until it's all browned.

Instant Pot Beef Recipes

I love cooking with beef! Here are some of my other favorite beef recipes that I know you'll love.

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Cooked ground Beef on a gray plate with parsley leaves on top

Instant Pot Frozen Ground Beef

Instant Pot Frozen Ground Beef is the perfect way to cook ground beef! Cook up a batch and use it for meal prep throughout the week.
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frozen beef, ground beef, Instant Pot Frozen Ground Beef
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef frozen
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot and set the time for 10 minutes.
  • Pour in olive oil and add the frozen ground beef.
  • Add the salt and black pepper.
  • Stir using a wooden spoon and break up any chunks. Cook until there is no more pink meat.
  • Dish and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 13g Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 6g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 54mg Sodium: 1214mg Potassium: 218mg Fiber: 0.3g Sugar: 0.01g Vitamin A: 5IU Calcium: 19mg Iron: 2mg

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Notes

  • Use a wooden spoon when you're breaking up the beef. This will help to not scratch the inside of the Instant Pot.
  • If you're worried about the meat being greasy, you can always drain it after you cook it or set it on a napkin to soak up the excess.
  • You can us this recipe to make Ground Turkey or ground chicken as well.
  • You can add different types of seasonings as well. You an try steak rub, onion powder, paprika or cayenne pepper.
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