An Instant Pot is an incredible tool to help you and your family eat healthy and support your weight loss goals—without sacrificing flavor or spending hours in the kitchen, and without piles of dishes to clean up. And when it comes to beef recipes, the Instant Pot can give you low, slow flavor … fast.
Need some inspiration for a quick, healthy, tasty dinner that satisfies? Look no further: These six Instant Pot beef recipes are sure to become crowd-pleasing regular requests in your kitchen.
Calories per Serving: 176
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 2 Extras
The Joes might be sloppy, but the preparation isn’t. Cooking your sloppy joes in an Instant Pot means no splatters, no grease spray and very little cleanup. And you won’t sacrifice an ounce of flavor.
This Instant Pot Sloppy Joe recipe has sauteed onions, peppers and garlic, chili powder for kick, and Worcestershire sauce for that warm, comforting umami feel in your mouth. And it’s not just the beef that’s comforting: Served on a whole wheat bun, you can take comfort that these joes support your weight loss goals at just 176 calories per serving.
Calories per Serving: 280
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels, 2 Extras and ½ Vegetable
This Instant Pot Stuffed Meatballs recipe is a flavor explosion … literally. Slice into one of these easy-to-make meatballs and gooey mozzarella comes pouring out, filling your plate with cheesy flavor. They’re perfect as an appetizer to share with your goals. They’re also a meal that’s great to pair with spaghetti squash for a spaghetti-and-meatball combo that’s a saucy way to sprint towards your weight loss goals.
The recipe starts with a simple marinara sauce you can make in your Instant Pot in minutes. Then just roll the meatball ingredients—ground beef, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, egg and spices—around a chunk of mozzarella, place them in the sauce, and cook for less than 15 minutes before enjoying.
Servings: 8 (1 serving = 2 oz.)
Calories per Serving: 139
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra
If you love slow-smoked barbecue flavor but don’t have all day to burn (mesquite or hickory), this Instant Pot Smoked Brisket recipe is your ticket to brisket paradise. In about an hour, an Instant Pot can turn raw brisket—and ingredients like onion, maple syrup, liquid smoke, and herbs and spices—into melt-in-your-mouth, falling-apart-at-the-touch-of-your-fork flavorfulness.
With eight servings to share, this meal is perfect for big game get-togethers and Sunday family meals without all the fuss. You can also whip it up any weekday when you’ve got an hour and are craving comfort food.
Calories per Serving: 249
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 ½ PowerFuels and 2 Extras
With four servings that are ready in about 15 minutes, this spicy and flavorful Instant Pot Ground Beef Bowl recipe is a perfect option for meal prep. Whip up a pot of this mix over the weekend, and you’ll have tasty lunches you can quickly heat up and enjoy almost every weekday.
Instead of boring, same-old sandwiches, you’ll be forking up mouthfuls of garlicky, gingery beef that’s got a hint of sweet from brown sugar, a pop of salty from soy, and a pinch of heat from red pepper flakes. Mix it with some microwaveable instant brown rice or steam-in-bag broccoli for a packed midday meal that will have you feeling energized for the afternoon. And thanks to this bowl’s potent punch of protein and fiber, you’ll feel full and satisfied until supper.
Calories per Serving: 359
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 2 PowerFuels, 1 Vegetable and 3 Extras
Pot roast is a comfort food that’s worth the wait. But with an Instant Pot, you don’t have to! The potent, slow-cooked flavor and fall-apart tenderness of this beef classic can be finished and on your dinner table in a little more than 90 minutes thanks to the versatile kitchen tool. And this Instant Pot Pot Roast recipe couldn’t be simpler to make!
After sautéing the beef for a few minutes on each side, all you do is add the other ingredients, including carrots, onions, garlic, potatoes, tomato paste, beef broth and seasonings. Then just set your Instant Pot to MEAT/STEW—your delicious, weight loss-friendly dinner will cook itself to tender perfection in 90 minutes.
Calories per Serving: 332
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels, 1 SmartCarb, 1 Vegetable and 1 Extra
Most beef stews take hours to cook. But with your Instant Pot, you can be enjoying classic comfort food flavors in about 45 minutes. The Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe starts in sauté mode, stirring chunks of lean meat for a few minutes until they’re browned. After that, it’s as simple as pouring in beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, carrots, celery, potatoes, parsnips, tomato paste and seasonings.
Press a few buttons, sit back, relax and wait. Forty-five minutes later, plop in some peas, stir in some cornstarch and you’re ready to ladle out servings of a hearty beef stew that’s less than 400 calories per serving. The recipe makes six servings, so there’s plenty to share with the family or to freeze for lunches all week.
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