Have a pound of ground beef or ground turkey hanging out in your fridge or freezer? Want to mix it up and make something other than spaghetti? Here are more than 50 ways to use ground beef in the instant pot or slow cooker to give you some ideas on what to make for dinner tonight! My mouth is officially watering.
50+ Ways to Use Ground Beef in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker
Stuffed Shells (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
Taco Pasta (Instant Pot)
Fry Bread Tacos (Instant Pot)
Meatloaf Bites (Instant Pot)
Shepherd’s Pie Casserole (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
Downhome Chili (Instant Pot)
Egg Roll Bowls (Instant Pot)
Beef and Cheddar Ranch Potatoes (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
Maid-Rite Sandwiches (Instant Pot)
Cabbage Roll Soup (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
Pioneer Pasta (Instant Pot)
Cheater Beef Stew (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
Lasagna Ravioli (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
Cheeseburger Breakfast Casserole (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
Cheesy Beef Burrito Bowls (Instant Pot)
Frito Pie Chili (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
Thieves Pasta (Instant Pot)
Cheesy Taco Rice (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
Homemade Hamburger Helper (Instant Pot)
Potato Hamburger Soup (Instant Pot or slow cooker)
Cabbage Rolls (Instant Pot)
Spanish Rice With Beef (Instant Pot)
Cowboy Casserole (Instant Pot)
Creamy Beef Tortellini Soup (Instant Pot or slow cooker)
Vegetable Beef Soup (Instant Pot or slow cooker)
Cheesy Taco Orzo (slow cooker or Instant Pot)
Cabbage Roll Casserole (Instant Pot)
Pepperoni Pizza Meatloaf (slow cooker or Instant Pot)
Cheeseburger Pasta (Instant Pot)
Madras Lentils (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
Swedish Meatballs (slow cooker or Instant Pot)
Creamy Sloppy Joes (slow cooker or Instant Pot)
Salisbury Steak with Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot)
Homemade Meatballs (Instant Pot or slow cooker)
Pasta E Fagioli Soup (slow cooker or Instant Pot)
Creamy Mock Lasagna Noodles (Instant Pot)
Ground Beef Stroganoff (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
Cincinnati Chili (slow cooker or Instant Pot)
Creamy and Skinny Taco Chili Soup (Slow Cooker)
Cheeseburger Soup (Instant Pot or slow cooker)
Pepper Beef Noodles (slow cooker or Instant Pot)
Korean Beef (slow cooker or Instant Pot)
Southwest Tavern Sandwiches (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
Bacon BBQ Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot)
Chili (Instant Pot or slow cooker)
Nacho Mama’s Chili (slow cooker)
Porcupine Meatballs (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
Old Fashioned Goulash (Instant Pot)
Taco Soup (Instant Pot or slow cooker)
Cheesy Beef Rice Casserole (Instant Pot)
Beef Fried Rice (Instant Pot)
Barbecue Meatballs (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
Million Dollar Spaghetti (Instant Pot)
What Pressure Cooker/Slow Cooker Do You Use?
I use a 6 quart oval Kitchenaid slow cooker.* I love this slow cooker (you can see me talking about it in a video here). It cooks low and evenly. I love the medium heat choice because most slow cookers that I’ve seen only have the option of cooking on low or high. If you’re going to buy just one slow cooker, this is the one that I recommend.
I use a 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
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Glenn Schaumburg says
My vegan daughter just got an instant pot. Are there such a thing as vegan recipes for the instant pot?
Yes there are! I am not in that realm though, usually. I would just google around and see what you can find!
Any new or old Blendtec blender recipes off hand? Sometime this weekend, I’m going to try to make homemade vanilla ice cream and eventually make that into a cake batter shake for a friend who is not feeling well. She loves the cake batter shakes from Sonic but they’re only seasonal.
One of these days, I’m going to make your recipe for roasted red pepper soup. I just needed to get the peppers and I got them today.
Thank you for your recipes and creativity.
You’re welcome Susan!
Larry Ravitz says
Hello Karen, your recipes are amazing. I am new at this and would like to know if it possible to freeze the left-overs ? and for how long ? I cook for myself and hate to waste what I cannot eat.
Would you consider adding a note on each recipe if left-overs could be saved? Thanks and keep-up the great work. Larry
That’s a good idea! I should do that. Most things can be frozen some would definitely come out better than others. I will try to add that to each recipe from now on.
Karen Fein says
I have tried to subscribe but do not an email.
Hi Karen, did you mean you don’t have an email? Or that you haven’t received an email?
Laura Terry says
I’m a huge IP fan and love your recipes. I pass your website on to all IP users I know. Thank you for helping make cooking easier and so delicious. My husband even brags on the instant pot recipes to others. Keepum coming!
Also were delighted to watch you and hubby on Dave Ramsey celebrating being debt free. Way to go!
Thank you so much Laura for sharing my site with others! And we are so excited about our Dave Ramsey experience. What fun!!
This may sound silly but I like to make my own birdseed suet cakes. Can you render fat in the IP?
Hmmm, I really have no idea!!
Jon Loveless says
I love your IP recipes. We have graduated from quesadillas to IP meals and haven’t looked back. My computer is upstairs and kitchen is downstairs, so I like to print recipes and keep them in the kitchen – I know, kind of old-fashioned. Sometimes I have a bit of trouble printing recipes when you have many meals – like the 24 mexican meals recently. I finally found a way to do it but I wish there were a way to print them all (or some) from a single spot. The Instant Pot changed the way I cook and eat much of the time. Your site and great recipes took that even another step further. Thank you!! (I wonder how your family manages to eat all the recipes you develop, test, publish. Yikes!)
They are well fed that’s for sure 🙂
Ruth Michaels says
Have my Instant Pt a year, and it’s still in the box! But, I have 13 crock pots and use them all the time. Due to low vision problems I couldn’t read the instruction book for the IP. However, I did find a doctor which specializes in low vision patients and I have a few “aids” which enable me to read EVERY BOOK I WANT. I’m going to make the rice dish as soon as I finish this comment. I’m so glad I found this web site, I’ve been on it for over 2 hours and have many recipes I want to try. Thanks so much for sharing.
Oh this is nice to hear. Thank you Ruth!
Carlene Barrow says
I can’t thank you enough for these amazing recipes. Every recipe I tried has been amazing. I’m a nurse. I work long hours. I often forget to take something out for dinner. It is unbelievable that you can take frozen meat out of the freezer and in a short amount of time you can have a healthy meal on the table. Your menus have helped numerous times. All recipes are easy and most ingredients are in our pantry.
Please keep the recipes coming. You are a lifesaver.
Wow this is such a nice note to read. Thank you Carlene!
Dorothy normand says
Want to make chuck roast for family, you have too many time to pressure cook this recipe
Alana Bates says
I see you love your kitchen aid slow cooker. I have a small kitchen can I just do the slow cooker method in the instant pot on the slow cook setting?
Love your recipes look forward to them arriving daily my email daily.
Thank you for all the hard work that goes into making your recipe and vedio
You can use your IP for the slow cooker setting. Just use the highest setting on the slow cooker function.
Spiralize veggies you like or spaghetti squash.
Could you make some Keto friendly recipes too?
Possibly! What are the rules for keto?
Lori Sari says
Keto is very low carb. They use healthy fats for energy. Pasta is definitely a no no. I tried it for 2 months but it was too hard for me to stick to. I’ve switched to just eating healthier carbs like brown rice and sweet potatoes. Some people swear by it though.
I know it’s super popular right now! I could never commit to it though. I would die the first day lol!!!
Nancy Fairchild says
How do I convert a pressure cooker recipe to a slow cooker recipe?
I wish there were one good answer but there’s not. Which recipe do you want to convert?