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Instant Pot Hamburgers on a white plate

Instant Pot Hamburgers

Pressure cooker burgers are super easy to make and are sure to be hit with the crowd. These steamed burgers are juicy, tasty, and perfect for busy weeknight dinners.
Course Main Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant pot hamburgers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 357kcal
Author lalaine


  • 4 (4 ounces each) burger patties
  • 2 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 hamburger buns

Optional Toppings

  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese
  • lettuce
  • sliced onions
  • tomatoes
  • ketchup
  • mustard


  • Season the burger patties with Montreal steak seasoning.  
  • Wrap each burger individually in aluminum foil.
  • Pour 1 ½ cups water in the Instant Pot and place the trivet inside.
  • Arrange the wrapped burgers on the trivet. Close, seal, and pressure cook on HIGH for 12 minutes.
  • Once cooking is finished, QUICK RELEASE the pressure. 
  • Using tongs or hand mittens, remove packets from the Instant Pot carefully remove burgers from foil. Drain liquid.
  • For cheeseburgers, top the burgers with sliced cheese while still hot. Or, place burgers in a single layer on a baking sheet, top with cheese, and place in the oven under the broiler for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the oven and assemble with favorite additions.


Nutritional info does not include toppings.


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 4mg