Are you a meat lover? You’re really going to enjoy these 42 Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Meat Recipes. Plus because they are made in the slow cooker or Instant Pot they are all fairly easy to make!
42 Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Meat Recipes
St Louis Baby Back Pork Ribs
The best (and easiest) ribs that you can make at home. Fork tender meat that practically falls off the bone. The ribs are seasoned with a dry rub, either pressure cooked or slow cooked, glazed with barbecue sauce, and then stuck under the broiler.
Smothered Pork Chops
Thin sirloin pork chops cooked in the pressure cooker or slow cooker until tender and topped with a savory sauce and bacon crumbles.
Beef Short Ribs
Tender pieces of beef that have been rubbed with a dry rub and then cooked in the pressure cooker and then basted with barbecue sauce.
3 Packet Roast
A super easy and fast way to make an incredibly tender and flavored roast. You’ll just need a packet of ranch, Italian dressing mix and brown gravy along with a chuck roast for this recipe. If you prefer to make homemade versions of these “packets” I have those recipes for you too!
Brown Sugar Carving Ham
Deliciously moist carving ham that is warmed in your electric pressure cooker in just a few minutes.
Smoky Pulled Pork
If you love pulled pork and you love a smoked flavor on your meat but you don’t have hours to spend you’re going to love this easy pressure cooker smoky shredded pork.
French Onion French Dip Sandwiches
The French dip sandwich is a hot beef sandwich consisting of tender thin slices of beef layered a long white French roll that is dipped into a flavorful sauce made from the pan juices. It is a staple at any diner in America. My recipe is a mash-up between French Onion Soup and the French Dip Sandwich. Soft onions are piled along with the beef and cheese on a crusty roll.
Pork Quinoa Cabbage Bowls
Pork is cooked until fork tender with chili garlic sauce and a secret ingredient. The meat is added to a bowl with shredded cabbage, quinoa, diced green onions and finally topped with a drizzle of sriracha. This makes a beautiful and delicious summer meal.
Bacon BBQ Meatloaf
The best flavored meatloaf ever is cooked at the same time and in the same pressure cooker as your mashed potatoes. Add a tossed salad and you have a complete meal ready to go in just a few minutes.
A super easy recipe for beef and mushrooms with a zippy sour cream sauce made quickly in the pressure cooker or slow cooker.
Crispy Pork Carnitas
Pork is cooked until tender with onion, garlic, jalapeno, and lots of spices. Then the pork is crisped up under the oven broiler to create maximum flavor and texture for tacos, salads, burritos, nachos and enchiladas.
5-Ingredient Pot Roast Dinner
A chuck roast is cooked until moist and tender in an hour in your Instant Pot (mine was frozen!) along with seasoned vegetables. The meal is finished off with homemade gravy.
Beef and Broccoli
Tender pieces of beef are served alongside broccoli and a savory and slightly sweet Asian sauce for a homemade version of your favorite Chinese takeout dish.
Country style gravy made with ground sausage and diced bacon is infused with flavors as it is quickly pressure cooked. When served over freshly baked biscuits (homemade or from a can) it tastes like a good old fashioned southern breakfast
Mississippi Roast (no packets)
With just a handful of ingredients and an hour in the Instant Pot you can make the best roast of your life. This particular recipe has no packets of ranch or au jus like the original recipe calls for. The meat is slightly spicy and infused with flavor. This roast is perfect served with mashed potatoes or on a crusty roll as a sandwich
Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches
The easiest recipe to make ever. With only 5 ingredients total (beef, broth, onion soup mix, cheddar and sandwich buns) you may be thinking that this recipe is just too easy to taste good. Well, you’re wrong 🙂 The flavor is amazing and your family will be asking for seconds.
Salisbury Steak, Gravy and Mashed Potatoes
Good old fashioned salisbury steak is prepared in your pressure cooker with a savory mushroom and onion gravy and creamy mashed potatoes. An amazing homemade one pot meal that will have you throwing away any TV dinners that you have in your freezer.
Sweet and Sour Country Ribs
Country style pork ribs are cooked in your electric pressure cooker until fork tender and then served with a sweet and sour sauce. If you want, you can make baked potatoes at the same time and in the same pot to serve with your ribs.
Creamy Sloppy Joes
Homemade sloppy joe sauce and ground beef are simmered in the electric pressure cooker and then cream cheese is stirred in as a twist to make the best sloppy joes of your life. Serve the meaty sauce on toasted buns or even slider rolls for an easy weeknight dinner. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd.
Mississippi Pork Sandwiches
With just a handful of ingredients and 80 minutes in the instant pot you can make fall apart pork that is perfect on sandwiches. This particular recipe has no packets of ranch or au jus. The meat is slightly spicy and infused with flavor.
Corned Beef Dinner with Mustard Sauce
A super easy (and delicious) method for making corned beef! Tender corned beef is sliced and served alongside carrots and potatoes (and if you want, cabbage). It’s then topped with a tangy sauce made of sour cream, dijon mustard and garlic. A perfect dinner for St Patrick’s Day (or any other day).
Creamy Mushroom Sauce Pork
The easiest recipe ever. With only 2 ingredients the prep for this pork dinner is minimal. Plus you make it in the slow cooker or Instant Pot so it’s completely a hands-off recipe.
Pepperoni Pizza Meatloaf
A meatloaf made quickly in your electric pressure cooker that is inspired by pepperoni pizza! Mozzarella and diced pepperoni are combined with lean ground beef to make a flavorful combination that kids and adults both love.
Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Tender shredded beef and green peppers are cooked in your electric pressure cooker or slow cooker. The beef is piled onto toasted buns that are slathered with mustard and mayo and then topped with melty cheese.
Grandma’s Sunday Roast
Get fall apart roast paired with potatoes, carrots, green beans and gravy made quickly in your pressure cooker. A perfect Sunday dinner just like Grandma used to make.
Beef Spare Ribs
Fall off the bone tender spare ribs that seem like a lot of effort but are actually super easy and hands off.
A super easy recipe for beef stew that doesn’t sacrifice flavor. This stew is comfort in a bowl!
Shredded Beef Street Tacos
Small tortillas are piled with tender shredded seasoned beef, sour cream, tomatoes, cotija cheese and a squeeze of lime. The beef is made in an electric pressure cooker and becomes super tender in a matter of minutes.
Pork Tenderloin with Gravy
Tender slices of pork tenderloin are drizzled with a savory gravy. This seems like a fancy meal but it is super easy to make and it just takes minutes in your electric pressure cooker.
3-Ingredient Rump Roast
An easy beginner recipe for the Instant Pot. Beef pot roast is cooked until tender in the electric pressure cooker. If desired you can also make carrots and potatoes with the roast.
Mexican Pulled Pork
Fall apart tender pork is cooked in your pressure cooker and then a few extra ingredients are added to give the meat a southwestern flare. This pork is perfect for tacos, salads, nachos and burritos!
BBQ Brisket Sliders
Tender and moist shredded or sliced beef brisket piled on a soft roll and topped with a slice of pepper jack cheese. A perfect recipe to make for game day.
Meat Lovers Soup
If you’re a fan of all the meats you’re going to love this hearty soup. With meatballs, smoked sausage, brats, bacon, pepperoni and ground beef there is literally meat in every single bite. If you have a carnivore in your life they will love this dinner!
BBQ Beef Sandwiches
Tender shredded beef with an easy homemade barbecue sauce served on a toasted bun. An easy and delicious dinner!
Pork Loin with Honey Butter Garlic Sauce
Tender slices of seasoned pork dripping with the most tasty sauce ever.
Beef and Gravy
Tender bites of beef with mushrooms served with a savory gravy. Serve over mashed potatoes, egg noodles or rice.
Flavorful, seasoned beef chuck roast that shreds like a dream and is perfect for so many different dinners. Try this barbacoa beef in cheesy quesadillas, crispy tacos, rolled up as enchiladas or piled on top of nachos.
Cafe Rio Sweet Pork
Make your favorite restaurant’s sweet pork at home with just a handful of ingredients. This pulled pork is perfect over salad, rice, tacos, burritos, quesadillas or on a toasted bun.
A fun twist on a traditional meatball recipe. Uncooked rice is mixed with ground beef to make a meatball that looks like it has porcupine quills. My version is made quickly in the Instant Pot and served with an amazingly easy homemade marinara sauce.
Mom’s Pot Roast
Pot roast, potatoes, carrots and gravy just like Mom used to make. An easy recipe that tastes like home.
Southwest Tavern Sandwiches
A loose meat sandwich seasoned with southwest flavors and then topped with cheese, avocado and tomato. A perfect dinner or lunch to feed a crowd.
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Do you have sous veed recipes?
Hi, I don’t! I need to get an Instant Pot with that feature though so I can start experimenting.
ROBERT KRISKO says
Do you have an Instant Pot recipe for Prime Rib?
I don’t! I have never really seen on either. I’m thinking pressure cooking it isn’t the best method.
I’ve tried several of your instant pot recipes. They are simply amazing! Can’t wait to try more. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes.
Thank you Sharon!
Karen, for shame! Don’t you know we aren’t supposed to eat meat any more in order to save the planet from climate change? Yes, it’s true! Just a few days ago, teenagers and school children were going on strike from school to lecture us adults on not eating meat any more to save the planet! We’re supposed to eat insects, and plants and grass now. Don’t you have any recipes for those things?
Just kidding, of course. As if we could have any effect on the climate by anything we do. But of course, Americans get blamed for everything!
And I do love your recipes, for meat and everything else!
Steven Collier says
AMEN! There’s very little left that we humans can do to have any effect on the climate!!! Music to my ears!!!