35+ Instant Pot Mexican Recipes (Muy Deliciosas!)

Gather your friends and family for a flavor-bursting fiesta of dishes with these Instant Pot Mexican recipes. From carnitas and shredded chipotle chicken to vegetarian tortilla soups and all sorts of tacos, these creations will nourish and delight. Great for Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesdays or Mexican dinner with friends on the weekend.

Instant Pot Mexican Recipes & Ideas


Mexican culture is all about getting together with family and friends and food is truly the essence of their traditions. Mexican cuisine in all its adaptations has infiltrated into many homes around the world with Taco Tuesdays or weekend fiesta dinners of enchiladas and Margaritas.

Some of the staple foods in Mexican cuisine include cooked beans, corn, braised meats, soups and stews, all of which are perfectly suited to the Instant Pot pressure cooker.

In this roundup, we share some of our favorite Mexican recipes you can make in the Instant Pot from shredded meats to rice and beans.



The perfect Instant Pot taco recipe is right here at your fingertips. Pick from fish shredded beef, chicken tacos, vegetarian and plenty of new twists on the iconic Mexican dish.

Shredded Beef Tacos 

Shredded beef tacos

These Instant Pot shredded beef tacos are made with smoky chipotle chiles and Mexican chorizo for that unforgettable, rustic flavor. Perfect as a filling in tacos, wraps, salad bowls and between soft brioche buns.

BBQ Chicken Tacos With Pineapple Salsa 

BBQ Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Tacos night, anyone? These Instant Pot BBQ chicken tacos are both healthy and delicious. Made with shredded, saucy meat and topped with zesty and sweet pineapple salsa for that unforgettable tropical twist.

Mexican Chicken Mole Tacos

Chicken Mole Tacos

Real-deal authentic chicken mole sauce takes days and 20+ ingredients to make. It’s a treat to devour. Rich, complex, and lightly smoky, mole sauce is traditional in Mexican cooking and can transform even the most basic ingredient into something extraordinary.

5-Ingredient Chicken tacos with avocado & salsa verde

nstant Pot chicken tacos with avocado and salsa verde

This recipe is a great example of ‘less is more’ or ‘simplicity at its best’.  Just 5-ingredient for a speedy dinner, on the budget, while traveling, or making a last-minute meal for friends. 

Crispy Carnitas Tacos With Chipotle Peach Salsa

Instant Pot Carnitas

Weeknight style Instant Pot Crispy Carnitas with Chipotle Peach Salsa…and some creamy street corn slaw too. Quick-cooking shredded pork (or chicken) braised in beer and stuffed into warmed tortillas to make the best carnitas tacos.


Making fillet meat in the Instant Pot is quick and easy and you can use it for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, casseroles and more. Leftovers are great for freezing and you can use a variety of meat cuts and poultry.

Instant Pot Taco Meat


When it comes to recipes using ground beef, this Instant Pot taco meat should be every household’s staple. It’s affordable, freezer-friendly, and super versatile with different ways you can use up the leftovers. Use this delicious spiced ground meat during meal prep or enjoy in tacos, burritos, nachos, enchiladas, pasta, and rice dishes.

Instant Pot Pulled Pork (Barbacoa Inspired)

20+ Instant Pot Mexican Recipes Pulled Pork

It’s fuss-free and can be made into a big batch of moist, shredded meat in one go and used up in multiple meals. Barbacoa actually refers to a method of slow-cooking meat such as beef, pork or lamb over an open fire, or more traditionally, in a hole dug in the ground covered with special maguey leaves. The Instant Pot simply speeds things up so you can have dinner on the table faster than digging a hole in the ground.

Firecracker BBQ Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Pulled Pork with Firecracker Sauce

This firecracker Instant Pot pulled pork is cooked perfectly until meltingly tender and finished with a sweet, smoky sauce, with a gentle chilli kick.

Mexican Shredded Beef

This Mexican Shredded Beef has an incredible depth of flavour! The sauce is really rich and thick, and there is PLENTY of it. Fantastic for tacos, burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas, piled high on rice or stuffed in bread rolls to make sliders!


Beans are a staple food in Mexican cuisine and can be used to make side dishes, salads, dips, tacos and quesadilla filling. Here are some ideas for making beans in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Mexican Bean Salad

Mexican bean salad

Don’t forget your Instant Pot just because we are going into warmer weather. Think of all those dishes and salads that you love making over the summer months that can all be made quicker and easier with the help of the Instant Pot. Bonus, you won’t have to slave over a hot stove and can enjoy a cold glass of wine instead.

Black Beans With Spiced Fried Onions 

Black Beans with Spiced Fried Onions

If you think a dish of black beans sounds bland and boring, think again! These Instant Pot black beans are prepared in a way that will make you fall in love with legumes all over again. The magical combination of sticky, fried onions, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and warm spices takes plain ol’ beans to the next level. Serve as a side dish or use as a filling.

Instant Pot Refried Beans 

Instant Pot Mexican Refried Pinto Beans

Pinto Beans are most often used to make refried beans, which are tender, creamy and have a slightly sweet, earthy flavor. They mash easily which makes them the perfect bean for refried beans. If you love the flavor of refried beans but hate the fat, here is an easy, fat-free version made in the Instant Pot.

Creamy Pinto Bean Dip

Bean dip with caramelized onions (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

This creamy pinto bean dip made with cream cheese and caramelised onions is delicious and healthy, perfect as an appetizer, finger food or snack. Serve with your favorite corn chips, crackers, vegetable sticks or as a side dish with tacos, burritos or Mexican rice. 


Using legumes and grains, vegetables and spices, plus your favorite toppings like melted cheese or zesty salsa, these Instant Pot casseroles and bowls come with a delicious Mexican or Tex Mex flare.

Easy Chicken Burrito Bowl 

Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl

Thìs recìpe for Instant Pot Chìcken Burrìto Bowl ìs packed wìth flavor and so easy to make. Boneless, skìnless chìcken breast, Mexìcan rìce, black beans, and tomatoes wìth Mexìcan spìces. It’s so delìcìous and the best part ìs, everythìng cooks rìght ìn the Instant Pot. Thìs better-than-take-out burrìto bowl ìs goìng to become a famìly favorìte.

Mexican Quinoa With Cilantro & Lime Dressing 

Mexican Quinoa with Cilantro & Lime Dressing

This Instant Pot quinoa recipe is an absolute must-try!!! It’s great for Meatless Mondays. The quinoa is perfectly (and quickly) cooked together with gorgeous veggies and Mexican inspired spices, so it absorbs all those beautiful warm and earthy flavors while still in the pot. As a contrasting and much complimenting addition, the cilantro and lime sauce is drizzled over the top when you serve this dish.

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken 

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

This Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken is a one-pot Mexican-inspired green rice bowl made with tomatillo salsa and then topped with avocado, cilantro, and jalapenos! You’re going to LOVE this Salsa Verde Chicken with rice and beans – it’s such a filling, flavourful meal and fun take on the classic burrito bowl, and it’s made all in ONE POT for easy cleanup and of course for your meal prep needs.


Vegetarian Burrito Bowl With Avocado Crema

Veggie Burrito Bowls

Using pantry staples like rice, beans and sweet corn, this vegetarian Instant Pot burrito bowl is filled with nutritious ingredients and classic Tex-Mex flavors. Paired with grilled sweet red peppers, fresh tomatoes and delicious cilantro avocado crema, this dish is a total crowd-pleaser and will be a hit with the whole family.

Pork Al Pastor and rice casserole

Pork shoulder meat is marinated with chipotle chillies, herbs, and pineapple and pressure cooked in the Instant Pot for that perfect tender and succulent result. The meat is paired with rice, beans, corn, and cheese and finished in the oven for a must-try casserole. Get the recipe here.

Mexican Beef Rice Casserole (For Nachos Lovers!)

Instant Pot Nachos Casserole With Beef & Rice

Do you have a gathering coming up and need a dish? What’s better than a casserole to bring to a party with generous amounts to feed a crowd. This one is made with beef and rice and is inspired by nachos!

Beef Enchilada Pasta in the Instant Pot 

Instant Pot Mexican Beef Enchilada Pasta
If you have cheese, beef, beans, and some seasonings, you can make so many things! Making beef enchilada pasta in the Instant Pot is a quick and easy dinner that you probably never thought of! This cheesy, hearty meal of pasta, beans, and beef will become a family favorite! Recipe from Margin Making Mom.



Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Originating from Mexico City area, the tortilla soup, or sopa de tortilla, has made its way into many hearts and stomachs around the world. This classic Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup recipe is Mexican home cooking at its best, and the perfect place to showcase a flavorful chicken broth.

Instant Pot Corn, Sweet Potato & Chipotle Soup

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Corn Soup

This delicious Instant Pot corn soup is made with sweet potatoes are added for extra body, additional spices and pickled roasted peppers for a fun flavor boost with lime and a little chipotle for a smoky, chili kick. It’s gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly and can be made completely plant-based by using coconut yogurt when serving.

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup 

Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup

When it comes to hearty one-pot meals, warm tortilla soup is always a winning choice. This recipe version of tortilla soup is made with sweet potatoes, black beans, and a blend of gorgeous warm spices. Then top with your favorite toppings such as avocado or sour cream. This is a vegetarian and vegan-friendly dish (serve without sour cream and cheese), that is also free of gluten or any added sugar.

Potato Soup With Poblano Peppers

Instant Pot Potato Soup with Poblano Peppers

This Instant Pot potato soup takes these two delicious flavors to the next level. Potatoes + leeks + poblanos + chorizo + creamy cheesy goodness = bliss in a bowl. It’s a gluten-free, hearty dish perfect for those cold nights or when you need a little comfort meal.

Mexican Beef Stew

Mexican beef stew

Instant Pot Mexican Beef Stew is incredibly tender, packed with veggies, and filled with unmistakable Tex-Mex flavor from the jalapenos, bold taco spices, fresh lime, and several other herbs and seasonings!


Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas (with Video)

Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas In Chipotle Sauce

You will love these hearty chipotle-flavored Instant Pot chicken enchiladas smothered in delicious red sauce and finished in the oven with melted cheese. Freshened up with tomatoes, cilantro, onions and avocado on top, these enchiladas will be a hit with the family or at your next dinner party.

Instant Pot Taco Pie 

Instant Pot Taco Pie

Instant Pot Taco Pie is a fun recipe to make in your electric pressure cooker. Instant Pot Taco pie is four layers of yum! You can tweak it to be spicier, cheesier, and even saucier. It’s also fun to serve as everyone watches you cut into all the cheesiness.

Ground Beef & Rice Burritos 

Instant pot beef rice burritos

These fabulous Tex Me burritos feature tasty, spiced rice, beef and corn filling, grated cheese, and fresh cilantro wrapped in a soft tortilla. Grill for a crispy finish, serve right away or make ahead for later as they store and freeze well.

Mexican Tamales in the Instant Pot 

Mexican Instant Pot Tamales

Tamales are complete labor of love because they are so time-consuming. Unless you have an Instant Pot to take tamale making to a whole new level. Instead of spending half of a day making them with the traditional stockpot steaming tamales over a hot stove, you could whip out a few dozen tamales in a matter of 30 minutes plus prep time. These tamales are not your traditional tamales filled with chicken or pork. These are a combination of bean and cheese tamales, as well as potato, cheese, and red mole.

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice
Instant Pot Mexican Rice, also known as Spanish Rice, is easy to make, flavorful and so versatile. Serve this homemade rice with all of your favorite Mexican dishes!

Mexican Hot Chocolate 

Mexican Hot Chocolate

This bold and creamy Instant Pot Mexican hot chocolate will leave your taste buds singing and your family cozy warm!  This is no ordinary dehydrated powder mix that you just add water to and stir. It’s made with all real food and nourishing ingredients that has layers to its flavors.



A delicious and refreshing drink perfect for a hot summer day. This quick and easy Instant Pot Horchata is inspired by the Mexican rice-based Horchata, and is made in under 30 minutes!

Mexican Rice Pudding / Arroz Con Leche

Mexican Rice Pudding / Arroz Con Leche

Arroz Con Leche or Mexican Rice Pudding is a sweet, creamy dessert made with rice, milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Sometimes raisins or lemon zest are added. There are no eggs in this recipe, instead, this rice pudding uses sweetened condensed milk to give it that rich, creamy sweetness that rice pudding is known for. 

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We hope you enjoyed our compilation of tasty Instant Pot Mexican recipes. Do you have a go-to dish? Share with us in the comments below.

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