Instant Pot Hamburger Steaks

Dave often cooks what I am craving. It something that I really appreciate since he does most of our cooking. Sometimes I jump in and help, but for the most part he loves to cook and create, so I sit back and let him.

This week he didn’t ask — it was time for him to make a recipe that has been on his list for a while. We tend to bulk up on meat once a month which keeps our costs low. The trick is when we start getting low on meat and we have to build meals around it. I think he was saving this hamburger just for this dinner!


2 lbs Ground Hamburger
2 Slices of Bread chopped
2 Tbsp Cream
1 Tbsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder and Oregano
1 Egg
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Onion Chopped
2.5 Cups Beef Broth
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste (1/8 tsp)
3 Tbsp Flour


  1. Add chopped bread, cream and egg to a large mixing bowl and stir together
  2. Lay down a large sheet of parchment paper 
  3. Add all other burger ingredients and mix ingredients into the burger by hand
  4. Grab a 1/4 of the meat and form burger patties on the parchment paper
  5. Press saute on the instant pot, when the pot is add 2 tbsp of olive oil and place burger patties into the instant pot
  6. Brown the burgers for 4 minutes, flip, brown for 3 minutes and move patties to a plate 
  7. While burgers are browning, chop one onion
  8. Drain most of the fat from the pot
  9. Add the chopped onion to the hot pot stirring every 30 seconds for 1 minute
  10. Stir in 3 Tbsp of flour, saute and stir often for another 2 minutes (add olive oil if needed)
  11. Add beef broth and scrape the bottom of the pan clean using a flat wooden spatula
  12. After about 5 minutes of stirring often and scraping the pot bottom clean, cancel saute
  13. Add burgers to gravy
  14. Put the lid on, seal the pressure release valve and pressure cook for 20 mins
  15. Nature pressure release for 10 mins and then release pressure 
  16. Plate the burgers and top with a large ladle of onion gravy
  17. We made some carrot noodles that went perfect with the hamburger steaks and fell madly in love with the onion gravy
  18. Enjoy your hamburger steaks and onion gravy

If Dave could eat this every day he would, I’m pretty sure the kids would too! It was amazing. 🙂

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