Beefy Potato Au Gratin
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 33
Rating: 3.48
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat, Side Dishes
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
Spice Mixture:
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp rosemary crushed
Beefy Potato Au Gratin:
  • 1 lb ground beef preferably 93% lean
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 + 3/4 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 lbs russet potatoes cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish optional
Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat, Side Dishes
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
Spice Mixture:
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp rosemary crushed
Beefy Potato Au Gratin:
  • 1 lb ground beef preferably 93% lean
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 + 3/4 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 lbs russet potatoes cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish optional
Votes: 33
Rating: 3.48
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Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine Spice Mixture ingredients.
  2. Add ground beef to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  3. Cook and stir until no pink remains, Transfer browned meat to a shallow dish and cover loosely with foil.
  4. Rinse the pot with cold water and coat the inside with nonstick spray.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup broth in the pot, followed by 1/3 of the sliced potatoes, 1/3 of the ground beef, 1/3 of the cheese and 1/3 of the spice mixture.
  6. Repeat layers of potatoes, beef, cheese and spice mixture two additional times.
  7. Pour 3/4 cup broth over the top, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  8. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 15 minutes.
  9. When the time is up, quick-release the pressure. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.

40 replies
  1. Tealblue
    Tealblue says:

    I got the BURN message right away. I did put a little more cheese in than the recipe called for. Ultimately I dumped everything into a casserole dish and finished it in the oven. Next time I’ll just make a dish like this in the oven or maybe crock pot.

  2. Clfuzy
    Clfuzy says:

    Got up to pressure then burn notice twice. I think it needs more liquid on the bottom. Put in oven to finish

  3. MrsTheLip
    MrsTheLip says:

    Doesn’t work in the instant pot. The cheese keeps burning so the pressure wont lock because it keeps byrning

  4. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    This recipe is tricky to make in the inner pot and must be followed precisely. I would add broth and then first layer as recommend. You can also make this in an oven safe dish that fits in the inner pot.

  5. dlipchey19
    dlipchey19 says:

    We made this as our first instant pot meal. Turned out amazing. We made sure we used extra broth just so it would make it not burn. Great recipe.

  6. Roxzano
    Roxzano says:

    Was very yummy. I didnt get the right cheese consistency as seen in the picture. It still turned out very yummy though.

  7. Jeffysmom
    Jeffysmom says:

    This was my first meal in the Instant Pot. I think more meat needs to be added. There’s really too much potato. Otherwise, it was good and easy.

  8. Vivienne Anderson
    Vivienne Anderson says:

    Very easy, quick and tasty.
    Didn’t look like the picture as I used a pale coloured Cheddar instead of the more yellow version.

  9. Miller187
    Miller187 says:

    Having an initial layer of potatoes causes the burn error to come up on my Duo 6 quart before pressure can be achieved. Also agree that the cheese disappears and doesn’t look like the picture. Removed from instant pot, added cream of cheddar soup and more cheese and baked in oven.

  10. Skimballmas
    Skimballmas says:

    My first instantpot failure. Burn messages one after the other. Dumped into a casserole dish and into the oven. Just so so.

  11. snovinger
    snovinger says:

    My first InstantPot failure as well. I kept getting the burn notice which I haven’t gotten in 1 1/2 years! I wound up putting it in the oven after the third burn notice. Maybe if I make this again I’ll put the potatoes on the rack.

  12. Dmc3836
    Dmc3836 says:

    Im makeing this tonight, but im going to use chicken in place of ground beef. I thought i hadground beef oops i out and notgoing to store!
    I will add more meat and more cheese!
    I will let you all know how it goes! I will be adding garlic!

  13. Rosacader
    Rosacader says:

    Love it, the only problem is that the cheese goes all the way to the bottom of the pot and sticks in it … ill try again putting the cheese in each plate

  14. Yarn4me68
    Yarn4me68 says:

    It burned even after adding more beef stock. Ended up being a casserole; put it in the oven for 20-25 mins at 450 degrees and it turned out well. So 2 stars for the instant pot, 4.5 for the oven.

  15. Yako
    Yako says:

    Burn notice three times! Even after adding more than enough stock!! Still trying to clean the pot. Had to finish in the oven as well.

  16. Ree1983
    Ree1983 says:

    Turned out really good my husband and I really liked this dish,. I did after reading the reviews use the rack and about a cup more broth over the top .

  17. Kimer1970
    Kimer1970 says:

    I made my version of this dish (allergy to peppers forces me to alter every recipe) and it was absolutely delicious! Hubby even ate the leftovers cold on a bun, for his lunch.
    I didn’t wash out my IP after cooking the beef and garlic. Instead of using broth, I used water and gravy mix. I topped the last layer with a can of cheddar cheese soup, then cooked as directed. I immediately removed the inner liner to a cutting board and placed a lid on top to loosen the cheese from the bottom. Delicious!

  18. Mng2004
    Mng2004 says:

    Awesome dish but burn food issue. I followed directions but still burned. May need to add a steamer tray

  19. Danandtracey
    Danandtracey says:

    Just made it! Super easy and quick. Family loved it. Even my super picky son came back for seconds and wants to know when i’ll make it again. It did not burn. Instapot briefly said ‘food burning’ just as it reached pressure cooking temp but it flashed on and off and all was good

  20. MemeC
    MemeC says:

    Not sure what i did wrong… it was very soupy. The potatoes were done. My daughter & grandaughter liked it.
    Too much like hamburger helper to me(yuk). Stuck to bottom of pan

  21. Chambam78
    Chambam78 says:

    Wished I would have read the reviews prior to making. Pot went to burn twice and added 1 cup of beef broth. Removed from the pot and put it in the oven for 20 minutes at 450. Very tasty just disappointed.

  22. Davidhallmail
    Davidhallmail says:

    Its soup! I followed the instructions exactly, and it is soup and the bottom burned. There is so much “juice” in pot that i had to strain the food. Terrible recipe, beware .

  23. JSnyders
    JSnyders says:

    We cooked this receipe and it was really good. It is a casserole style dish and is a little soup like if you add to much broth. I did have a burn issue but upon inspection the culprit was the cheese, it sunk to the bottom and melted causing the burn. I recommend not adding the cheese at all to the pot wait until it is done and add to plates individually. Other than that it was very good, leftovers were good to.

  24. Sassy76
    Sassy76 says:

    Followed instructions exact, burned. Took out, scrubbed, returned to pot with another entirecan of broth….burned again. Do not recommend

  25. Busymom90s
    Busymom90s says:

    Very good reminds me of a shepards pie that i make from cleaneating.com its been put in my rotation

  26. Tennery
    Tennery says:

    Second use of Instant Pot. Urn error right as it got to pressure. Dumped it in a bowl, scrubbed burned cheese out, resprayed with non stick spray, restarted it…burn error. So irritated. I have spent two hours on this 15 min dish.

  27. Kara Larson
    Kara Larson says:

    Made this for supper. It turned out realy good. It didn’t burn but i added the cheese at the end.

  28. Michael Price
    Michael Price says:

    Great taste but the burn notification came on and potatoes and cheese burned on the bottom. Followed directions to the tee.

  29. Kimboysen
    Kimboysen says:

    I got the burn notice. I had to finally take it out and bake in the oven. Taste was good but made a horrible mess in the bottom of the pot. I did follow the instructions exactly.

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