Defrosting Ground Beef In Instant Pot

Instant Pot frozen ground beef is every busy person’s solution! Ready in under 20 minutes, it’s no biggie if you forgot to thaw your meat for dinner!

For all of us busy people, we need this Instant Pot hack! We can use our Instant Pot to quickly cook frozen meat.

No more setting ground beef on the counter to thaw, no more scrambling at meal time because you don’t have thawed ground beef.

  1. Pour 1 c. water into your Instant Pot and lower a trivet down.
  2. Place 1-2 lbs frozen ground beef on your trivet.
  3. Close your lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 5 minutes.
  4. Do a natural release for 10 minutes. …
  5. Cook your thawed ground beef as you wish.

Frozen Ground Beef in the Instant Pot

There are several Instant Pot® hacks that I really like. This is one of them. If you have ever forgotten to thaw out your pound of hamburger meat, and had your dinner plans messed up, then this hack is for you!

This method of cooking ground beef from frozen works with up to 2 ponds of meat (that I have tested so far). Go ahead and try it with more if you need to, though it may overcook the edges.

Ever wondered how to thaw ground beef in your Instant Pot? Your Instant Pot is great at thawing frozen Meat.

When I first got my Instant Pot, I was reading about all the things that it could do and it was amazed that it can thaw meat. It’s so simple too. All you need to do is get the meat out and put it in the Instant Pot. How easy is that? After that, there are so many different recipes you could make with the ground beef.

How to Cook Frozen Ground Beef in Your Instant Pot

My method to quickly thaw and cook ground beef is super easy. All you need is water, frozen ground beef and your Instant Pot.

Trust me, you won’t find many recipes that simple, right?

As an added bonus – no an added necessity – the meat cooks up juicy and tender, not tough and dry.

We raise our own beef here on the farm and it is absolutely out of this world. So I have absolutely no interest in ruining perfectly fabulous meat, you know??

And we have a freezer full of frozen meat so it goes without saying I use this cooking method all the time!

Here’s how we’re gonna cook our frozen ground meat.


Can I cook frozen ground beef in my Instant Pot?

You can cook frozen ground beef in the Instant Pot, which is fantastic since it doesn’t thaw very evenly in the microwave, and who actually remembers to take meat out the day before to thaw? Not me, that’s for sure. Cooking frozen ground beef in the Instant Pot takes about 20 minutes.

What is the fastest way to defrost ground beef?

In cold water: The cold water method is the safest way to defrost meat quickly. Fill a large bowl with cold tap water and submerge the frozen ground beef. Weigh the beef down with a plate to keep it entirely under the water so it all defrosts at the same rate in the bowl of cold water.

Do you have to defrost meat before putting in Instant Pot?

The Instant Pot is a countertop pro when it comes to cooking meats, even if they’re frozen, but the manufacturer points out that there is a longer preheat and cook time for frozen meats, which is based on the amount of food you are going to cook.

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