Mediterranean Beef and Cauliflower Instant Pot Delight

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What Started it all:
Ground Beef, Cauliflower, dried herbs (oregano, thyme, basil), instant pot

This Mediterranean-inspired dish blends the rich flavors of ground beef with the subtle sweetness of cauliflower, all enhanced by aromatic dried herbs. Using an Instant Pot makes this recipe quick and easy, perfect for a delightful weeknight dinner for four.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Instant Pot: Set your Instant Pot to the sauté function. Add the olive oil and let it heat up for a minute.
  2. Sauté the Aromatics: Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Cook the Ground Beef: Add the ground beef to the pot. Cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks, about 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the Cauliflower: Stir in the chopped cauliflower florets, making sure they are well mixed with the beef and onions.
  5. Incorporate the Herbs and Tomatoes: Sprinkle the dried oregano, thyme, and basil over the mixture. Add the can of diced tomatoes (with juices) and the beef broth. Stir well to combine.
  6. Pressure Cook: Close the lid of the Instant Pot and set the valve to the sealing position. Select the 'Pressure Cook' or 'Manual' setting and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  7. Quick Release: Once the cooking time is up, perform a quick release by carefully turning the valve to the venting position. Once the pressure is fully released, open the lid.
  8. Final Touches: Stir the mixture to ensure everything is well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
  9. Serve: Scoop the Mediterranean beef and cauliflower mixture into bowls. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

This Mediterranean Beef and Cauliflower Instant Pot Delight is a flavorful, healthy meal that comes together in no time. The combination of herbs creates a delightful aroma, while the beef and cauliflower provide a hearty, satisfying bite. Enjoy this dish with a side of crusty bread or a fresh green salad for a complete meal. Bon appétit!

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