Best Mexican Instant Pot Recipes – because nothing beats the Mexican food, done quick and good!
One of my goals here at Digital Mom Blog is to bring parents hacks that help make parenting easy – and if it includes technology, yay! 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.
Here is how simple it is to make shredded chicken in the electric pressure cooked, perfect for shredded chicken taco meat.
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!
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.
This tastes just like Chipotle’s cilantro lime rice! Another way to eat this is with grilled lime chicken. DELISH!
Mexican Shredded Beef Recipe
If shredded chicken isn’t your thing, maybe this Mexican shredded beef is!
These are great on tacos, in quesadillas, enchiladas or make a burrito bowl. Low carb dieters – this meat is a dream!
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.
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.
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
This Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup recipe is legit!
This recipe is nearly fool-proof.
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!
Looks delicious, right? This queso recipe calls for ground beef, but try sausage (or no meat at all!)
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!
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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Are you on the KETO diet? These low carb recipes will give you some great ideas for yummy meals.
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Content creator, lover of sweet wine and tacos and mom to 4 kids. Molly appreciates the unique things in life, is a Ennegagram 7w8 and has been blogging here at Digital Mom Blog for a very long time (10 years!)