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Instant Pot® Ground Beef and Israeli Couscous

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"This a really quick, filling dish that's great for weeknight meals and is ready in about 40 minutes. Use Israeli couscous (also called pearl couscous or giant couscous); instant couscous won't work with this recipe. Serve with a garden salad, if desired."
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45 m servings 427
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function to heat the pot. Add ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes. Add onions and cook until soft and translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Deglaze pot with 1/4 cup chicken broth and allow to cook off, about 3 minutes. Stir in remaining 1 cup chicken broth, red pepper, pearl couscous, parsley, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes; stir until well combined.
  3. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 6 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  4. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Mix in spinach. Stir, place the lid loosely on the pot, and leave for 5 minutes to allow couscous to absorb the remainder of the liquid. Taste and season with additional salt if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 427 calories; 16.6 36.5 31.1 80 801 Full nutrition

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Followed the recipe exactly. Before serving I noticed the spinach had vanished so I quickly grabbed a handful of frozen spinach and threw in. I would definitely cut the amount of couscous in hal...