Beef, Instant Pot, Recipes

Hamburger Collaborator (Instant pot)



This recipe is very easy and delicious. I love any recipe that can be made in the Instant Pot. I don’t even put it away anymore. I use it so much that I have made a space for it on the counter. This is a copy cat recipe of Hamburger Helper. I have never eaten Hamburger Help so I cannot say either way, but my husband said that it is even better. He suggested not leaving out the cheese.


  • 1-pound lean ground beef (93/7)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½- tsp dried basil
  • 8 ounces’ rotini noodles, uncooked
  • 1-3/4 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 1-14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese


  1. Turn the Instant Pot to the saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the beef. Break it up with a spoon (I use this tool*). Add in the onion. Sprinkle in the salt, pepper, garlic powder and basil. Brown the beef and sauté the onion.
  2. Once the beef is browned, add in the uncooked pasta. Then pour the broth over the top. Dump the canned tomatoes over the top. Don’t stir.
  3. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes.
  4. Once the time is up let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and then move the valve to venting.
  5. Remove the lid and stir in the sour cream and mozzarella. If you want to thicken up the sauce you can stir in a cornstarch slurry (stir the cornstarch and milk together until smooth and then stir it into the pot). Salt and pepper to taste.

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