Instant Pot Ground Beef & Potato Hash

Instant Pot ground beef and potato hash is a hearty, tasty meal perfect for busy weeknights. This classic comfort food only needs a few ingredients and comes together in 15 minutes. Even the pickiest eaters will love this ground beef and potato hash. It’s a classic meat and potatoes meal!

Instant Pot Ground Beef & Potato Hash in a white bowl set in front of an Instant Pot sprinkled with chopped parsley leaves

Will you absolutely hate me if I tell you back to school is already on my horizon? Don’t say you will. Hear me out.

It always feels like summer just flies and here we are in July. Back to school will be here before we know it bringing with it the endless stream of activities and general busyness. 

Instant Pot Ground Beef & Potato Hash is served in a white bowl with tiny handles on a floral patterned napkin

When fall hits and the season of back to school craziness really ramps up, I need quick and easy no fuss meals. I always keep ground beef & potatoes on hand for just that reason.

Quick and easy, versatile recipes. You can’t go wrong. This Instant Pot ground beef and potato hash proves just that!

This time saving meat and potato dinner is delicious and hearty, perfect for a family full of hungry boys! It’s filling on its own but pairs well with a salad or these brown sugar honey glazed carrots.

Plus, it comes together from start to finish in 15 minutes and because everything is cooked directly in the Instant Pot, clean up is a breeze. 

Instant Pot Ground Beef & Potato Hash


Yes! I know some people are skeptical about using the Instant Pot to brown ground beef, but you absolutely can. It’s so easy to do too. 

Just select the saute mode on your Instant Pot after you add the ground beef and chopped onions. And, depending on what Instant Pot you have, you may be able to select between 3 saute options. According to the Instant Pot website, for the Instant Pot IP-LUX60 you can select between Normal (160 degrees Celsius), More (170 degrees) and Less (105 degrees). 

You absolutely do not need to cook this Instant Pot ground beef in an Instant Pot with those options, however it is nice to know if you have that model you have a bit of extra control.

We use the 8 quart duo, and just the regular saute mode. It may require a little extra watching, but still so much easier than on the stove top.


I’m not kidding when I tell you that this Instant Pot beef hash is the easiest meal to make. It’s the perfect back pocket meal for when you just don’t know what to make for dinner and need to get dinner on the table fast.

Start by chopping your onion. Then peel and cube your potatoes and set them aside. After your vegetables are cut, add the onion and the ground beef to the inner pot of the Instant Pot.

Cook the meat and onions on saute mode until the meat is brown. Once the meet is brown, add the potatoes, salt, pepper, and beef broth. Stir the ingredients to combine them well.

Then put the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the pressure valve is set to sealing. Then set the cooking time to 4 minutes on manual high pressure.

After 4 minutes, do a quick pressure release and serve. Garnish with fresh parsley if you’re feeling fancy. 

Instant Pot Ground Beef & Potato Hash topped with a spoonful of rich, red tomato ketchup

And that’s all there is to this easy beef and potato hash before you have dinner done. 

Instant Pot Ground Beef & Potato Hash served in a bright white bowl, topped with a dollop of bright tomato ketchup

Of course for us, this dinner isn’t done without a dollop of ketchup. And a side of silly conversation, of course.


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Instant Pot Ground Beef & Potato Hash

This dinner idea is a classic meat & potatoes meal, and it all comes together in the Instant Pot with minimal prep work required.
4.35 from 26 votes
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 560kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 6 large Russet potatoes cubed
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Ketchup optional


  • Add ground beef and chopped onion to the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Cook on saute mode until beef has browned.
  • Add in the potatoes and remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot, with the pressure valve turned to sealing.
  • Set cooking time for a manual high pressure time of 4 minutes, allowing for a quick pressure release when the time has finished.


Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 1790mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 20.2mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 5.2mg


7 thoughts on “Instant Pot Ground Beef & Potato Hash

  1. I tried this but read the instructions on the Instant Pot which says to warm the pot for Saute BEFORE adding any ingredients. This was a good point that was missed in the recipe

    1. 5 stars
      I have a veeerrryyy picky hubby that does not eat veggies so this recipe was great for both of us! I add frozen peas to mine good!!

  2. 4 stars
    Surprisingly so good! I often use ground turkey instead of beef, so some vegetable oil needs to be added along with the ground turkey and onions or food may burn. I didn’t think of that, and suddenly the bottom had burned food stuck to it. (This wasn’t like how food sticks for a while until hot enough and then “lets go.”) Adding some oil and scraping those char spots quickly took care of it. The sauté setting was 4 (IP Duo Eve Plus has a 1-6 sauté setting.)

    Potatoes were cubed a bit small (I’m so bad at cubing) so I cooked for 3 minutes. 2 might have worked.

    And for newbies, maybe add between steps 1 and 2 to turn off the IP, plus a reminder to scrape with a non-metal utensil any browned bits on the bottom before bringing to pressure to avoid getting the dreaded burn error?

    Back to eating – yum and thank you!

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