Did you know you can cook FROZEN ground beef in the Instant Pot?

Ground beef has gotten a bit more expensive here lately but it can still be stretched to make many different filling meals on a budget. I like to throw some in a pot in the morning so that it can be cooked before dinner and quickly made into a yummy dish. I like to add some finely chopped mushrooms to ours while cooking to add a little extra nutrition… the kids never notice!

Frozen ground beef in the Instant Pot

Did you know you can cook FROZEN ground beef in the Instant Pot? Here’s how → sl290.isrefer.com/go/ipbeef/happy2bmyownboss/

Here are a few of our favorite ways to use precooked hamburger meat:

Mrs. B’s Good Easy Pizza (this is a great way to use meat and vegetable leftovers)

45-minute spaghetti sauce (a family favorite)

Crockpot Taco Soup

Daddy Can’t-Wait Casserole

Easy Burrito Casserole


Shepherd’s Pie in a Skillet

Mama’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Sloppy Joes

Taco Ring

Tater Tot Casserole

Tortilla Bowl Taco Salad


What are your favorite ways to use hamburger?


Mom’s Oven Stew

I have seen several variations of this recipe. I try to add whatever vegetables are hiding in the fridge to this when I make it.

This one does take a little time to make so be sure to start it with enough time to get it finished before dinner! I usually start this while the kids are down for naps.

I did make this in the crockpot and it turned out great! I cooked it on low for 6-7 hours and everything was delicious, not to mention the aroma in the house was very enticing. Continue reading “Mom’s Oven Stew”

Upside-Down Meatloaf

This has got to be my number one favorite meatloaf recipe. We usually serve it with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. The whole family enjoys this one and even likes to have meatloaf sandwiches if there are leftovers. Sometimes I add a pack of Lipton Onion Soup Mix to this. Continue reading “Upside-Down Meatloaf”