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Instant Pot Poor Man’s Dinner

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Ground beef, potatoes and mushrooms in a creamy gravy sauce. 


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup diced or sliced onions
  • 8 ounces chopped mushrooms
  • 3 Tbsp brown gravy mix
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 20 ounces Russet potatoes, washed and sliced into quarter inch rounds or small cubes
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream


  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. When display says HOT add in the beef and break it up. Brown for about 5 minutes. Drain off excess grease. 
  2. Stir in the the steak seasoning. Pour in the broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Turn off Instant Pot.
  3. Layer the onions and mushrooms on top of the meat. Sprinkle with the gravy mix. Add in Worcestershire. Layer the potatoes on top of the mushrooms. Don’t stir.
  4. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 2 minutes. When time is up let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid. 
  5. Stir in the heavy cream. Taste and add more steak seasoning and/or Worcestershire to taste. 
  6. Serve and enjoy. 
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot