Make delicious Instant Pot burgers that will be a hit with the whole family. Here’s a recipe for Instant Pot cheddar ranch burgers that is easy to make and cooks in about 10 minutes. No need to fill up the house with smoke by making burgers on the stovetop. No need to fire up the grill. In fact, there’s no mess at all. The burger patties are wrapped in aluminum foil and placed in the Instant Pot on top of the trivet. All that’s left afterwards is a delicious burger and a piece of aluminum foil that’s easily tossed away.
Why Make Burgers in the Instant Pot?
Making burgers in the Instant Pot saves a ton of time and a lot of cleanup. It’s also one of the easiest ways you’ll ever make a burger. No pans to clean up, so grill to setup and clean, no house full of smoke. The pressure cooking method of cooking hamburgers results in a delicious, juicy and tender burger you will love.
The Cheddar and Ranch Flavors are Perfect for burgers!
Since we’re using the pressure cooking method to make our burgers, we’ll fill up the meat with all the great flavor we can. One of the very best seasonings is is ranch dressing/seasoning mix. I buy them in 1oz packets at the grocery store and use them in many of my favorite recipes. Just a couple of teaspoons of the ranch mix along with some Worcestershire sauce and cheddar cheese, and we’ve got all the flavors we need. You can use grated cheese of you like, but I always find the tastiest is to but a couple of pieces from a block of cheddar, and then cut it into small cubes. When it cooks it melts directly into the meat along with the ranch seasoning to create an amazing burger!
Quick and Easy
No need to flip the burgers or constantly check on them, when making burgers in the Instant Pot, the patties simply get wrapped in foil and pressure cooked for about 10 minutes. Making ⅓lb burgers is the perfect size and you get 3 delicious, good sized, hearty burgers for every pound of meat. Easy to make a few for dinner or a few more for a gathering.
Adjust to Your Taste
This recipe can easily be adjusted to add more cheese or ranch flavor to you liking. For 1lb of meat (3 burgers), 3 teaspoons of the ranch mix and 3 oz of cubed cheddar cheese and 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire Sauce sauce are your standard recipe.If you want to add a bit more ranch or cheddar, go right ahead! It’s still going to cook the same in the Instant Pot.
*Please note: this recipe has been updated since originally posted to reflect updated cooking times. For 3 burgers, wrapped in foil and NOT stacked on top of each other, the proper cooking time is 10 minutes. If you are doubling the recipe and need to stack the burgers, the cooking time will increase. 6 burgers, stacked 2 deep will be 18-22 minutes cooking time.
- 1 lb ground beef (80%-85% lean)
- 3 teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 oz cheddar cheese, cubed
- 1.5 cup water (2 cups for 8qt size)
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except water. Mix well with hands and divide and shape into 3 burger patties.
- Wrap each burger patty in foil, and place on top of trivet (not stacked on top of each other) in instant Pot with 1.5 cup of water (2 cups for 8qt pot) added to the pot.
- Secure lid and make sure seal is closed. Pressure cook for 10 minutes
- When cook time is complete, do a quick release of the pressure. Carefully remove patties and serve on you favorite burger buns.