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instant pot hamburger with melted cheese, lettuce and tomato slices on a bun with chips
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Easy Instant Pot Hamburgers

Make Easy Instant Pot Hamburgers for a quick dinner in your electric pressure cooker using ground beef and a few other ingredients in foil packs. This easy recipe is perfect when you can't grill or fry hamburger patties, and even picky eaters approve!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Instant Pot Hamburgers, pressure cooker burgers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 350kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup water for pressure cooking
  • barbecue sauce optional
  • cheese, if desired optional


  • Add water, sea salt, dried onions and pepper to ground beef, and mix well
  • Form into patties, about 1/2 inch thick
  • Place hamburger patties separately on squares of aluminum foil, and form into loose foil packs
  • Add 1 cup water to Instant Pot, place trivet inside, and pile foil packs on top of trivet
  • Turn valve to sealing position, hit PRESSURE COOK for 15 minutes, and do a 5 minute natural release
  • Hit cancel, and when pin drops, open cover, and remove foil packs.
  • Open foil packs, place hamburger patties on baking sheet, brush each patty with a thin layer of barbecue sauce, and broil in oven for 5 minutes, or until top is brown and slightly crisp
  • Turn oven off, add cheese, if desired, and serve on buns with your favorite toppings


Recipe was made in 6-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker. For an 8 quart or larger, add amount of water recommended for that size -- cooking time remains the same.
Hamburger patties should reach internal temperature of 160 degrees, according to meat thermometer, when cooked.
If you have the IP Duo Crisp, you can broil the tops after pressure cooking and removing burgers from foil.


Calories: 350kcal