Best Mexican Instant Pot Recipes

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Best Mexican Instant Pot Recipes – because nothing beats the Mexican food, done quick and good!

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Best Instant Pot Mexican Recipes

The Instant Pot has quickly become my favorite kitchen technology gadget. It has made meal prep and cooking for our family so much easier.

After purchasing the Instant Pot last year, I was on a mission to find recipes that were quick and yummy.

We have 4 kids and 6 mouths to feed. Between work and the kids’ busy schedules – we need our meals done quick and easy. The Instant Pot has done just that.

Texas and Mexican Food as a Staple

We live in Texas and Mexican food is a staple here! We typically eat some type of Tex-Mex at least three times a week. So naturally, when I went looking for what to cook – I want to find the best Mexican instant pot recipes.

I found SEVERAL that we regularly use.  

BONUS: The Instant Pot is really easy to use. I’ve taught both our 14-year-old and 11-year-old how to cook with it!

Best Mexican Instant Pot Recipes

Here are several of the best Mexican Instant Pot recipes that I’ve found. As I find more, I’ll continually add to this post, so pin it and check back!

Shredded Chicken Taco Meat

One mom hack that I preach, is meal prep. Cook meat ahead of time and use it a variety of ways in meals through out the week. Shredded chicken is one of the meats that we cook up and use a variety of ways. 

shredded mexican chicken made in the instant pot
image source: Rebooted Mom

Here is how simple it is to make shredded chicken in the electric pressure cooked, perfect for shredded chicken taco meat. 

View Recipe at Rebooted Mom

Instant Pot Tamales

Instant Pot TAMALES! I’ve said this before, but I just can’t get over how much stuff you can make with this kitchen gadget. 

Tamales are a Christmas tradition in our house. This is the Instant Pot tamale recipe I will be using!

View Recipe at the Cents’ Able Shoppin

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

A meal that is a family fave is burrito bowls. We use this Cilantro Lime Rice recipe for the base of the bowl. Then we make a Mexican buffet of either shredded chicken or ground beef as the meat. We then put shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa and either black beans or pinto beans and let the kids make their own meal.

instant pot filled with cilantro rice and lime
image source: Food Faith Fitness

This tastes just like Chipotle’s cilantro lime rice! Another way to eat this is with grilled lime chicken. DELISH!

View Recipe at Food Faith Fitness

Mexican Shredded Beef Recipe

If shredded chicken isn’t your thing, maybe this Mexican shredded beef is!

shredded mexican beef in tacos
image source: Your Home Based Mom

These are great on tacos, in quesadillas, enchiladas or make a burrito bowl. Low carb dieters – this meat is a dream!

View Recipe at Your Home Based Mom

Spanish Rice Pressure Cooker Recipe

Yum, yum yum! Spanish rice is a great side, perfect for any Mexican dish. (Who am I kidding, I can eat this stuff as a main course, or with any type of dish. 

Spanish rice in a bowl made from instant pot
image source: Eat Within Your Means

What I love about this Spanish rice recipe is that it’s QUICK. 3 minutes for white rice, 22 minutes for brown rice! That’s right, don’t be afraid to try brown rice when making Spanish rice. 

View Recipe at Eat Within Your Means

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

This Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup recipe is legit!

2 bowls filled with instant pot tortilla soup chicken avocado
image source: Kitchen Cat

This recipe is nearly fool-proof. 

View Recipe at Kitchen Cat

Instant Pot Queso Recipe

This is my go-to appetizer for all parties and get togethers, so excited to find an instant pot queso recipe!

chip dipped into chili con queso made in the instant pot
image source: Aunt Bees Recipes

Looks delicious, right? This queso recipe calls for ground beef, but try sausage (or no meat at all!)

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Instant Pot Mexican Pinto Beans and Refried Beans

One of my favorite home cooked meals is pinto beans. Add a Mexican flare and hello! I use to cook my pinto beans in the slow cooker, but have since switch to the electric pressure cooker and the results are the same, delish! 

This post will also show you how to take your Mexican pinto beans and make them refried beans. Eat these as a main dish or as a side dish.

Another great thing with beans is that you can freeze them! That’s right, make these Mexican pinto beans into a freezer meal, don’t forget the corn bread!

View Recipe at Eat Within Your Means

Did you see our Instant Pot Sweet Ice Tea Recipe? Check it out, delish!

Favorite Instant Pot Mexican Recipes

Do you have a favorite Mexican recipe? Leave a comment listing the BEST Mexican Instant Pot recipes that you’ve found!

We have a HUGE collection of Instant Pot Recipes featuring a wide variety of meal ideas of all varieties. Here are a few of our faves: 

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The Instant Pot immediately became a staple in our house when we purchased our first one in 2015.  Since that time, we have been experimenting and pressure cooking a ton of different recipes for our family.

The IP has proven itself time and time again, it’s not just a kitchen appliance that takes up space! We use it a minimum of 3 times a week..