Instant Pot Israeli Couscous With Beef

I really like to make a whole meal in one pot. It saves me time and keeps my kitchen less messy.

This pressure cooker Israeli Couscous and ground beef recipe is a great example of easy and quick one-pot meal.

The couscous and the minced beef combine great together, and the veggies make this dish a colorful, tasty and filling, so the whole family can eat and enjoy.

If you like one-pot meals and ground beef, you should try this recipe of Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese.

Which couscous brand yo use?

Feel free to use any couscous brand or shape you like: Harvest Grains Blend, Tri-Color etc.

What can I use instead of chicken stock?

You can replace the chicken stock with 1 tablespoon of Chicken Better Than Bouillon (or a similar product) + 2 water cups.

Lactose-intolerance \ Kosher recipe

Just replace the butter with 2 tablespoon of olive oil.

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Instant Pot Israeli Couscous with beef

This simple and delicious couscous can be made easily in Instant Pot and is packed with Middle Eastern flavors.
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: international, Israeli, Jewish, Middle Eastern
Keyword: beef, Israeli Couscous
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Corrie


  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped or cut into slices
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 16-ounce Israeli couscous
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Select "saute" and add the butter.
  • When butter melts, add the onion and cook till it's soft.
  • Add the carrot and the peppers and keep stirring and cooking till they are soft as well.
  • Add the ground beef. Mix it and cook till all the beef is brown.
  • Add the couscous and mix for 2 more minutes.
  • Add 2 cups of chicken stock
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • After cooking ends, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid and fluff the couscous with a fork.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!


Calories: 300kcal Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 19g Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 7g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 68mg Sodium: 216mg Potassium: 533mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g Vitamin A: 3547IU Vitamin C: 63mg Calcium: 42mg Iron: 3mg
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