20 Instant Pot Beef Dinners to Make Tonight

updated Apr 20, 2023
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Now that I’ve been cooking with my Instant Pot for about five years, there are few things I haven’t made in it. I rely on it for meal prep, use it to make the most luscious cheesecake I’ve ever tasted, and turn to it when I want to cook up easy, satisfying beef dinners. I’ll save that ribeye or filet for my cast iron or grill, but ground beef, chuck roasts, and briskets are all fair game for the Instant Pot.

The Instant Pot is a pro at turning almost any cut of beef into weeknight dinners and keeping dirty dishes to a minimum in the process. Ready to see what I’m talking about? Here are 20 of my favorite Instant Pot beef recipes to make for dinner.

Instant Pot Beef Recipes

Make the most of your favorite small appliance with these satisfying beef dinner recipes.

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French Dip Sandwiches

Making a classic French Dip is quite a process, since you have to slowly roast the beef in the oven and make a homemade jus. That’s why we created this Instant Pot version

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Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
Flavored with an unlikely combination of seasoning packets, pepperoncini peppers, and butter, this weeknight-friendly dinner is like no other pot roast you've ever tasted.
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Instant Pot Bò Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew)
This warming beef stew is ultra fragrant thanks to lemongrass, star anise, ginger, and cinnamon.
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Instant Pot Beef Birria Tacos
This step-by-step guide will walk you through making the very best homemade beef birria, plus how to turn it into crispy quesatacos.
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Instant Pot Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes
Cook up tender chunks of beef, carrots, and potatoes in a rich gravy in less than hour with an Instant Pot.
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Instant Pot Barbacoa
This recipe delivers spiced, tender shredded beef from the Instant Pot in less than an hour. Here's everything you need to know to make it.
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Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
Our Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage recipe gives you perfect corned beef and ultra-creamy vegetables in under two hours.
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The Best Instant Pot Spaghetti
How to make a luxurious, family-friendly spaghetti and meat sauce in your Instant Pot.
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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
Cook tender beef, mushrooms, and noodles in a creamy sour cream sauce all in one Instant Pot.
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Instant Pot Chili Mac and Cheese
This quick and comforting chili mac and cheese comes together easily with the help of your Instant Pot.
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The Absolute Best Instant Pot Beef Stew
Tender beef stew made in the Instant Pot in less than an hour.
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Italian Beef and Peppers
This Instant Pot version of Chicago-style Italian beef and peppers lets you enjoy all the slow-roasted flavors in a fraction of the time.
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Instant Pot Roast Beef
For impeccably tender roast beef, skip the oven and go straight to the instant pot.
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Instant Pot Lasagna
Instant Pot lasagna, also known as lazy lasagna, is ready in under an hour and tastes just a good as the original oven-baked version.
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Sweet and Tangy Meatballs
Store-bought meatballs are combined with juicy pineapple, smoky barbecue sauce, and crisp bell pepper in this easy Instant Pot freezer dinner.
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Instant Pot Chili
This Instant Pot chili tastes like it's been cooking all day, but it only takes about 45 minutes in the pressure cooker.
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Instant Pot Short Ribs
Fall-off-the-bone short ribs in less than two hours from start to finish, thanks to the Instant Pot.
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Instant Pot Brisket
This classic sweet and tangy brisket cooks in a fraction of the time thanks to the electric pressure cooker.
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Instant Pot Garlic Butter Steak Bites
Patting your steak bites dry with Bounty paper towels before searing in the Instant Pot helps them brown, making these garlic butter covered bites extra tender.
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Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
Here's how to use your Instant Pot to cook meatloaf and mashed potatoes at the same time in less than an hour.
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