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Cheesy Ground Beef & Rice Casserole with Vegetables ~ Pressure Cooker Recipe

Super easy and delicious one-pot meal that is quick and easy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Time to Pressure & Natural Release Time8 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 557kcal
Author: Louise


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • tsp fine grind sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup parboiled rice
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • cup shredded cheddar divided in recipe
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups frozen vegetables any kind you like (see post for details)
  • 5 Tbsp salted butter divided in recipe
  • 1 cup panko


  • Turn the Ninja Foodi on high sear/sauté. Add the ground beef,onions, salt, pepper and rice. When the ground beef starts to cook, break it up and stir occasionally.
  • After the ground beef is partially cooked, add in the minced garlic and cook 2-3 minutes.
  • Deglaze the pot with beef stock and make sure to scrape the bottom to remove anything that may be stuck to the bottom.
  • Put the pressure lid on and turn the valve to seal. Set the pressure on high for 2 minutes. When the time is up, natural release the pressure for 5 minutes and then manually release the remaining pressure.
  • Add 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, 2 Tbsp of butter, cream, and frozen vegetables. Stir to combine. Put the pressure lid back on with the valve to vent and let sit for 5 minutes while you get the topping mixed up. Check the vegetables to make sure they are cooked the way you like them. Add more time if needed.
  • Combine 3 Tbsp of melted butter the panko and mix. Add the remaining ¾ cup of shredded cheese and mix.
  • Spread the topping on top of the casserole in an even layer. Put the crisping lid down and select the air crisp function on 365°F/185°C for about 8-10 minutes. I check after 5 minutes and then every 2 minutes until the top is brown like you like it and the cheese is melted.
  • Serve & Enjoy!


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Serving: 1cup | Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 507mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5322IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 3mg