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instant pot korean ground beef topped with scallions over rice in white bowl
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Instant Pot Korean Ground Beef

Instant Pot Korean Ground Beef is a quick and easy dinner that takes less than 30 minutes to make in the pressure cooker and is kid approved! Perfect for busy days!
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
pressure time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 209kcal
Author Dee


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onions
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup low sodium beef broth
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce


  • Hit SAUTE button, and when it reads Hot, add the olive oil and ground beef. Break apart with spatula or wooden spoon, and cook until no longer pink, then stir in garlic powder, ginger, minced onions and sea salt
  • Hit CANCEl, then pour in beef broth, and deglaze pan to make sure no browned bits are on bottom of pot.
  • Add soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar and sriracha, but do not stir. Place lid on top, and turn vent knob to sealing position. Hit PRESSURE COOK for 5 minutes
  • Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure, then begin counting down and cook. After 5 minutes, do a quick release or let pressure release naturally.
  • When pin drops, remove lid and stir. Optional -- To thicken beef, hit CANCEl, then hit SAUTE and cook for 5 to 10 minutes to reduce liquid. 


Recipe was made in 6-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker.
I use lean or extra lean beef, so I usually don't need to drain grease. You can drain the meat if you need to before adding seasonings.


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 416mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2.6mg