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How To Cook Frozen Ground Beef In The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
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How To Cook Frozen Ground Beef In The Instant Pot

Learn How To Cook Frozen Ground Beef In The Instant Pot in just 20 mins with only 2 ingredients. No thawing, no waiting, no dry meat!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword How To Cook Frozen Ground Beef In The Instant Pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Coming to Pressure Time: 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 288kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Taco seasoning optional

Instructions

  • Place a trivet or steam basket inside the pressure cooker pot.
  • Add one cup of water or the minimum liquid requirement for your pressure cooker. I used a 6 quarts pressure cooker.
  • Add frozen ground beef on top of the trivet, no need to break it down. If you have longer pieces that don't fit, break them in 2 so you can place them on the trivet.
  • Place the lid and lock it, make sure to close the sealing valve.
  • Pressure cook on high pressure for 20 minutes for 1lb and 23 minutes for 2lbs of meat.
  • Once the program is done, do a 5-minute Natural Pressure Release, after that open the valve to release the remaining pressure.
  • Using an instant-read kitchen thermometer, take the temperature of your meat, it should be about 160F-165F.
  • Poke the center and see if it's still raw, if the meat is still undercooked, transfer it to a bowl, and in the meantime discard the liquid from the inner pot.
  • Select sauté mode, once hot add one tablespoon of oil, add the beef, break it down with a wooden spoon, and brown it until done.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and taco seasoning if using. If the beef seems a bit dry, add 1 tablespoon of warm beef broth and mix.
  • Serve or use in other recipes when ready.

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Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 306mg | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2.2mg