Since I got my Instant Pot pressure cooker, I have been bound and determined to recreate all of my favorite recipes in it. Today’s recipe is this amazing Instant Pot Taco Pie. And yall, this ain’t your ordinary taco Tuesday taco dish! You have layers of meat mixture in between tortillas, the mother load of cheese, and topped with your favorite toppings. We love to top ours with Nacho Cheese Doritos, sour cream, fresh avocado, tomatoes, and of course a little salsa. This is a super easy Instant Pot beef dish you can whip up any day of the week without heating up your house.
The Original Instant Pot Taco Pie Recipe
This recipe was an adaptation of a Taco Pie recipe I used to make in the oven. My kids loved it so it was only right to try it out in my IP. I totally love that making this into an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker recipe meant leaving the large skillet where it sat. We love this Instant Pot Taco Pie! Everyone who tries it does too. The flavors just marry perfectly together and it can be made in no time, so it makes it easy for the cook. It is a complete meal all on its own, or add some chips and queso as a side and dinner is served.
This Instant Pot Taco Pie was amazing and super easy to make! Only 10 minutes after my pot came to the needed pressure. With October 4th being national taco day, this recipe came just in time!
You could easily swap out the ground beef for ground, or even shredded turkey, maybe chicken thighs or chicken breast, or spread some brown rice onto the tortillas. And you can use corn tortillas instead of flour! Make it your own, it will still be amazing! Pressure cooking is easy! And so much fun!
The Original Instant Pot Taco Pie Recipe
I love the idea of having layers of meat, flour tortillas, and cheese, it makes each bite so you get all the components of the dish. And I love how the tortillas on the sides get a little crunch to them, it really adds texture and flavor to the dish. Step out from what you are used to and try this recipe out. You won’t regret it. If you want to add some black beans with the meat mixture, canned corn or even diced tomatoes, that will add even more flavor to your taco pie. I like to do it basic and then add flavor by toppings.
My family loves having Instant Pot beef recipes handy to add into our meals because ground beef is something we have quite often. I like to find new ways to use it so it doesn’t feel like we are eating the same five dinners each week. I hope this new instant pot beef recipe helps you and your family too!
Instant Pot Taco Pie Recipe
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Helpful Tools For Creating This Recipe
Here are some items that I recommend if you are going to be making this recipe. I find these tools helpful in making the cooking a bit easier along the way.
Hamburger Meat Chopper| This is a great tool that I use anytime I want to get my meat ground up when cooking it. It breaks it down into small pieces perfectly and helps get the meat to a consistent size and helps all the meat cook through. I have used this for years.
Springform Pan| For me a springform is great because with the latch released you can lift the outside edge of the pan away, and you have that perfect looking taco pie. Then just slice your taco pie and serve it up for a beautiful presentation. This springform pan works great in my Instant Pot.
Stackable Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker Steamer| This could also replace what the springform pan does, except you can’t remove the side of the pan, you would cut the taco pie in the dish and then serve it up.
Silicone Sling| This is great to use to lift your pan out of the Instant Pot without burning yourself. You sit this under your pan and then grab the handles and lift up with pot holders when your taco pie is done.
What are your favorite ground beef Instant Pot recipes that you like to whip up? I am always on the hunt for new recipes to try out. Let me know and I hope you and your family enjoy making this Instant Pot taco pie!
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Instant Pot Taco Pie was amazing and super easy to make!
- 1 package flour tortillas
- 1 lb ground beef
- 12 ounces Mexican style cheese
- 1/4 c refried beans
- 1 package taco seasoning
- Your favorite taco toppings
- Prepare beef according to taco season packages.
- Lay 1 tortilla into the bottom of your springform pan.
Cover a layer of beans,
- Sprinkle with a layer of cheese.
- Add tortilla.
- Top with more beans, beef, and cheese.
- Repeat until you have used all ingredients.
- Note: You will likely have tortillas left,
- In the pressure cooker place your trivet in the bottom of your pot and add 1c water, and cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes and Quick Release
- Allow to cool and serve with your favorite toppings.