Are you looking for a Make Ahead Ground Beef Recipe for your electric pressure cooker? This Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipe cooks ground beef in bulk to freeze to make weeknight meal time a snap to throw together. We use this recipe regularly for batch cooking as an essential part of our low carb diet.
Course: Main Dish
Keyword: Batch Cooking, Electric Pressure Cooker, Instant Pot Ground Beef, Make Ahead Ground Beef
Place under high pressure for 5 minutes and then quick release.
Break ground beef up again and then place under high pressure for 10 more minutes.
Quick release and drain liquid off of meat using a colander.
Cool meat on a cookie sheet or large casserole pan until it reaches room temperature.
Divide into four equal portions and bag in quart size freezer bags, pressing all air our of bags while zipping.
If desired: Flatten bags and flash freeze on cookie sheet for a few hours until firm and then stack all four bags flat inside a gallon bag to save freezer space.
To reheat, just remove from freezer and run bag under hot water for a minute or two to break meat apart. Toss frozen meat in a skillet to reheat quickly or directly into crock pot recipes and soups.
This recipe can be made in any 6 quart electric pressure cooker including: Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi and Crock Pot Express. If you are using an 8 quart electric pressure cooker, you may need to add an additional 1/2 cup of broth to reach pressure.
The fat content of your ground beef will impact the amount of meat after cooking. Higher fat contents will produce less ground beef than leaner varieties, just like when you brown ground beef in a skillet.
We have used both fresh onion and dried minced onion in this recipe before with success. Desired amounts are a matter of taste (and dietary needs).
Readers often ask what tool we use to break up our ground beef in the videos. We like to use our Zing Ground Beef Chopper. It is our favorite one of all that we have tested.
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As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.
All slow cookers cook differently, so cooking times are always a basic guideline. Recipes should always be tested first in your own slow cooker and time adjusted as needed.