Instant Pot Frozen Burgers

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You can make frozen burgers without grilling or using any oil by using the Instant Pot! These Instant Pot steamed burger patties are perfectly cooked – so tender and juicy!

frozen burger patties in the instant pot

This recipe is so simple and only takes 20 minutes! You can have dinner ready in no time!

Or make a big batch of these burger patties to serve for a party or kids get together. The Instant Pot takes all the work out of cooking.

I like to keep a bag of these burgers in the freezer so I can just pull them out when I am in the mood for a burger!

Beef is also a great source of protein and iron!

package of frozen beef burgers held in front of instant pot

Instant Pot Frozen Burgers

These are perfect for when you want a burger but don’t want to go through the trouble of turning on the grill or the oven.

All you need to do is get your burger toppings ready to go! You can eat these burgers however you like. I like mine on a bun with all the fixings. Yum!

close up of frozen burgers in instant pot

I used all natural beef burgers that are 85% lean and 15% fat. You can use any type of beef burger you prefer!

These are steamed burgers so they won’t be as brown as grilled burgers. But, they will be just as juicy and flavorful!

cooked burgers in the instant pot

How to Cook Instant Pot Frozen Burgers

Step one is to get your Instant Pot out and place the trivet inside. If you don’t have the trivet, you can still make this recipe as it is not required!

Next, add in 1 cup of water to the pot. Then place in the frozen burgers. No need to defrost – just use as is! I used 4 patties but you can cook as many as fit comfortably in your instant pot.

cooked burger patties in the instant pot

Next set the Instant Pot to sealing and pressure cook on high for 20 minutes.

close up of cooked burgers in the instant pot

When done, use the quick release to let the air pressure release. Remove carefully as the burgers will be hot. Serve and enjoy!

See my suggestions for serving below.

hand holding burger with bun and lettuce

What to Serve with Instant Pot Burgers

You can serve these burgers as is or add to any variety of sides, such as a salad or traditional bun.

I like serving with some burger buns, ketchup, mustard, onion, and lettuce! Some crispy french fries would be great too!

Or you could try topping with some sliced cheese and caramelized onions for a twist.

Here are some other ideas for what to serve with your burgers:

Let me know what your favorite burger toppings are by leaving a comment below! I want to hear your suggestions!

hand holding burger with bite taken out

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Instant Pot Frozen Burgers

You can make frozen burgers without grilling or using any oil by using the Instant Pot! These steamed burger patties are perfectly cooked - so tender and juicy!
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Beef, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Keto / Low-Carb
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 197kcal

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  • Frozen burger patties
  • Water

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  • Step 1 is to place the trivet inside your Instant Pot.
  • Add 1 cup of water.
  • Place the frozen burger patties inside the Instant Pot. I used 4.
  • Then set the valve to seal and pressure cook on high for 20 minutes.
  • When done, use the quick release method to release the pressure.
  • Remove the burgers and enjoy!


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Serving: 85g | Calories: 197kcal | Protein: 21g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.1g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 297mg | Iron: 2.28mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This worked great! Thank you for such simple and useful instructions. Of course, the browning flavor is missing, but for a lazy cook like me this was perfect.

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was simple and easy to follow, it’s my go-to for frozen burgers! I adjusted the time to 16 minutes to I can brown them in the pan without drying them out and sometimes I add cheese :)

    Thank you for the recipe and inspiration! :)

  3. 5 stars
    Wow! I just tried this with a 5.33oz frozen patty. So good. I think will be my preferred way going forward. Thanks Meanie!

5 from 4 votes

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