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How To Thaw Ground Meat in Your Instant Pot


  • 2 pounds frozen ground beef
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Place 1/2 cup of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker and put the silver trivet that comes with the Instant Pot inside.
  • Place frozen ground meat on top of the trivet.
  • Place the lid on the pot and make sure the vent valve is in the sealing position.
  • Using the display panel select the MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK function, high pressure. Use the +/- arrows until the display panel reads 20 (or 10 minutes per pound). 
  • When the pot chimes to let you know it’s finished move the valve from the sealing to the venting position, administering a quick release.
  • Press the CANCEL button and select the SAUTE function. Use a turkey baster to remove excess water and grease. Season to taste.