By Melanie Fincher

Learn new ways to use up ground beef with your Instant Pot.

Have some extra ground beef on hand you're looking to use up? Cooking with ground beef in the Instant Pot is easy. Simply use the sauté function to achieve perfectly browned beef, before adding in the rest of your ingredients. Making these ground beef dinners in your Instant Pot will save you time, money, and dishes (not to mention they're delicious). From stuffed peppers to chili to casserole—we've put together a collection of Instant Pot ground beef recipes that will feed the whole family.

1. Pressure Cooker Mexican Beef Rice

This simple recipe will be a hit for both kids and adults alike. The best part? It can be made using ingredients you likely already have on hand. "This was amazing! Even used it for chip dip the next day by adding more cheese," says reviewer Amber Theurer.

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2. Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

Recipe creator Angela Giannetti Snyder says, "Easy and delicious soup with a nice thickness. You can make it in the Instant Pot® or on the stovetop. When this cools, it will be very thick, but it thins out when reheated. Freezes very well."

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3. Instant Pot Goulash

The Instant Pot makes it so that you can have goulash ready in 40 minutes, start to finish! Recipe creator Brook says, "The best goulash recipe I've ever made! And so quick and easy with an Instant Pot®! Top with Parmesan cheese and enjoy."

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4. Instant Pot Lasagna

Yes, you read that right. You can get all the cheesy, crispy goodness of oven-baked lasagna in less time with your Instant Pot. Recipe creator Shauna James Ahern says, "If you have a 6 or 7-inch springform pan and you kept the trivet that came with your Instant Pot®, you can make a delicious layered lasagna pie in 30 minutes. And if you want to make it ahead, you can prep the lasagna, put it in the freezer, then put it right into the Instant Pot® for an easy dinner."

5. Instant Pot Quick and Easy Outlaw Chili Beans

Reviewer Buckwheat Queen says, "This method is too simple, just brilliant. I used a traditional pressure cooker, 7-quart. I used homemade beans, adding some chili style black beans as well as pintos. I used the amount of liquid as written though to keep it from getting too soupy. The flavor is exceptional and with all the garnishes this turned into a meal-in-one for the whole family."

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6. Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

Recipe creator bd.weld says, "A combination of lean ground beef and apple cider vinegar makes this sloppy Joe recipe slightly sweet and slightly tart, made right there in your Instant Pot®. Enjoy!" Dinner is served in just 35 minutes with this sloppy joe.

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7. Instant Pot Beef-Stuffed Peppers

Sauté the stuffing and cook the peppers all in one pot for these stuffed bell peppers! Reviewer Zepharius Lowell says "I have to say WOW, because this recipe was simple and delicious! I thought I'd choose this as my first ever Instant Pot meal and I'm so glad I did. I feel a lot more comfortable using it after this."

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8. Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Recipe creator Bren says, "Ever wondered what to do with that last little bit of marinara sauce or those broken lasagna noodles? Well, I've got you covered! This soup has all of the flavors of lasagna without all of the hours in the kitchen. I've made it with fairly simple ingredients but feel free to add ground fennel seeds or herbs."

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9. Instant Pot Homemade Hamburger Mac

"A quick and easy dish for a weeknight. While the pressure is building you can make a side salad and have dinner on the table in 45 minutes," says recipe creator Bren. Taco seasoning, garlic, parsley, and chili powder make this a dish that's full of flavor.

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10. Instant Pot Tomato and Beef Sauce

Make mealtime easier with this Instant Pot take on classic spaghetti sauce. "Now, isn't this a smart recipe! No more stirring every five minutes. No more splatters to clean up. I used a traditional pressure cooker and after 15 minutes it was thick enough for pasta. I used the exact ingredients and didn't think they needed to be changed at all. The flavor is simple yet wonderful," says reviewer Buckwheat Queen.

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11. Instant Pot Shepherd's Pie with Potatoes and Yams

Recipe creator Jjmcrae describes this Instant Pot take on shepherd's pie as, "a semi non-traditional shepherd's pie loaded with tons of hidden veggies for those veggie-hating toddlers."

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12. Instant Pot Beef Burritos

Serve this burrito filling in tortillas to make burritos or simply enjoy as is for an easy, Instant Pot burrito bowl. This dish is loaded with beef, rice, black beans, tomatoes, taco seasoning, cilantro, avocado, and cheese.

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