Instant Pot Main Dishes

Easy Instant Pot Korean Beef

It’s almost ridiculous to even make a post about this Instant Pot Korean beef because it’s so darn easy. It’s embarrassing to be honest, but the truth is, it’s delicious! It’s also super versatile so you can get creative with it.

So far, I have used this beef in rice bowls, in bao, sliders, burritos and in a grilled cheese (that one was ridiculously good).

I use an Instant Pot, but if you have another type of electric pressure cooker, that works as well!

I can usually find Korean BBQ marinade at the Asian grocery store near me. You may have different brands available to you, but my favorite is CJ Korean BBQ Kalbi sauce. It is so delicious and absolutely perfect for this recipe. This sauce really makes this meal TOO easy!

Recipe Card

Easiest Instant Pot Korean Beef Ever!

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 50 min Rest Time 20 min Total Time 1 hr 20 mins Servings: 8


It's almost ridiculous to even make a recipe for this because it's SO EASY!



  1. Throw the beef cubes and Korean BBQ marinade into the instant pot.

  2. Set Instant pot on Manual for 50 minutes.

  3. Turn off the Instant Pot and let it naturally release (about 20 minutes).

  4. Remove the beef and shred.

  5. Add some of the juice from the instant pot as needed.


Try using this beef in rice bowls, bao, burritos, grilled cheese, tacos, breakfast hash, etc. There are so many possibilities!

Keywords: BBQ, Beef, Instant Pot, Korean

Here are some ideas for what to make with this beef:

Korean Beef Grilled Cheese: korean beef, kimchi relish (ok, it’s just diced up kimchi), american cheese and sriracha mayo

Korean beef bao: korean beef, frozen bao buns, cucumbers and cilantro

Korean Beef Bowl: Korean beef, kimchi, rice, avocado, fried egg and sesame seeds

Korean Beef Bow II: Korean beef, quick pickled carrots, kale gnocchi (from trader joes), kimchi potstickers (frozen from Asian market) and spicy mayo

Is there too much rice in this burrito?

Korean Beef burrito: korean beef, rice, kimchi, quick pickled carrots and spicy mayo (you could add some spinach in there too if you want to make it “healthy”)

These are just examples of what I’ve used it for. I don’t have pictures of this, but I also made a burrito with korean beef, rice, kimchi, and spicy mayo. You could make tacos or you could get some potatoes going and make a breakfast hash with an egg on top.

There’s really no rules. Tell me what you make with this Instant Pot Korean Beef and use #thephillykitchen if you share on social media!


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