Instant Pot Burgers Recipe

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Instant Pot burgers are super juicy and tender! So easy – no flipping burgers, no watching them, totally effortless! That’s a true lazy person’s dream!

Instant Pot Burgers

Instant Pot is a truly breakthrough method of cooking hamburgers!  This is so much easier than the frying pan or the grill!  No dealing with splatters, no “babysitting” the burgers, no having to flip the burgers – it’s like a miracle!

Pressure cooking burgers in foil

As you can see, the burger patties inside the Instant Pot are individually wrapped in foil.  Now I’m sure you are thinking – how did I not think of that? ;) The foil packets keep the burger patties separate from each other and they also seal in the juices.  That’s how the Instant Pot burgers are super juicy – the juice has nowhere to escape!  You bite into these amazing hamburgers and taste the succulent meat!  The Instant Pot will get you so lazy and spoiled, you’ll never want to make burgers any other way!

How To Cook Hamburgers In Instant Pot

How To Cook Burgers In The Instant Pot

Shape meat into patties and place each burger patty on a sheet of foil.

Hamburger patty on foil

Wrap each burger patty in foil.

Burger patty wrapping in foil

Foil wrapped burger

Put foil-wrapped burger patties in the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water.

Instant Pot Foil Wrapped Hamburgers

Pressure Cook on High pressure for 15 minutes, then quick release (QR) the steam.

Cooking Burgers In Instant Pot

Unwrap the hamburger patties from foil, season with salt and pepper and serve.

To make it into a cheeseburger, top burger patty with a slice of cheese and microwave for 30 seconds or until the cheese is melted.

Instant Pot Cheeseburgers

If you like Instant Pot hamburgers, you will also love these easy recipes:

Instant Pot Sausage – the easiest juiciest way of cooking any type of sausage!

How To Cook Sausage In The Instant Pot

Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes – yes, you can even make browned roasted potatoes in your Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Meatloaf – once you try making meatloaf in your Instant Pot, you’ll never have the patience to wait for the oven!

Instant Pot Corn On The Cob – this will go great with your burgers :) Make the whole pot of corn on the cob in minutes!

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes – whole sweet potatoes baked in your Instant Pot! Super easy and taste amazing!

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Instant Pot Burgers

Instant Pot is a truly breakthrough method of cooking hamburgers! Easiest ever, perfect for lazy people! Instant Pot burgers are always so juicy - this is a MUST TRY!
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 lbs ground beef or turkey
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Shape the ground beef into burger patties. Wrap each burger patty in foil.
  • Pour water in the Instant Pot and add the foil-wrapped burger patties.
  • Close the lid and turn the valve to Sealing position. Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time for 15 minutes on High pressure.
  • When Instant Pot is done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam.
  • Carefully remove the foil-wrapped burger patties from the Instant Pot with tongs, unwrap them from foil, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and serve.


You can cook as many burgers as fit up to the "Max Fill" line, the water quantity and cooking time remain the same.
To turn them into cheeseburgers, top each cooked burger patty with a slice of cheese and microwave for 30 seconds or until the cheese is melted.
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    1. Yes, just add frozen burgers to the Instant Pot on a trivet with 1 cup of water and pressure cook on High pressure for 20 minutes. No need to wrap them in foil since they are frozen and separate.

  1. I’m so new to instant pot cooking that my new pot isn’t even out of its delivery box yet. I absolutely ADORE hamburgers, have done so all my 66 years, so I’m very much looking forward to trying your method of cooking them. I’m going to make mine with slices of onion pressed into the meat because I so much like that wonderful taste!

  2. Awesome Recipe!! Thanks for posting! I am new to this way of cooking and have used a lot of your recipes and they are all great! We raise our own beef up here and I just cooked some frozen sandwich steaks (cubed steak) and they turned out perfect! I wrapped them in foil with seasonings and butter-Awesome! Thanks again!

  3. Hi! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! I made 8 burgers tonight, and they are so juicy and amazingly flavorful. I seasoned the meat with black pepper, sazon seasoning, paprika, onion powder and dried onion pieces. It was so good, and definitely will make them again!

  4. Hello Melanie! I just wanted to finally let you know that these burgers are always a hit with my family. Tonight they passed up A&W burgers for these(!) Thank you for the simple recipe and saving me $ as well :-)! Please keep the great recipes coming. Cheers!

  5. 5 stars
    So so good! And, easy! After I took them out of the instant pot I opened the foil packs placed cheese on top and wrapped them up like a tent with the foil. Melted the cheese perfectly.

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