Instant Pot Israeli Couscous with beef

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
Calories 313kcal


  • 2 tbsp 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 tsp 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.
  • 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!


Feel free to use any couscous brand or shape you like: Harvest Grains Blend, Tri-Color etc. 
You can replace the butter with 2 tbsp of olive oil.
You can replace the chicken stock with 1 tbsp of Chicken Better Than Bouillon (or a similar product) + 2 water cups


Calories: 313kcal