Instant Pot Mexican Recipes – 15 Best Food Ideas for 5 De Mayo

Instant pot Mexican rice

Instant pots are now becoming everyone’s best friend especially if you are a busy person who has no time to spare in preparing your own meals. The beauty of an instant pot is that it reduces your cooking time by up to 70% when compared with other methods such as boiling, steaming, oven cooking, or slow cooking. It drastically reduces your usual cooking time by raising the boiling point of water and trapping the steam. Through this method, foods retain most of their nutrients and flavor since less water is used. So, through instant pots, not only do you get convenience but you also get a healthier option! 

Instant pots can cook a variety of meals and dishes and this includes preparing your own rice. If you are craving for something that is rich in flavor, then why not make your own Mexican rice? You just need a few ingredients such as:

  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup of rice grain
  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

Instructions:

  • Turn on your instant pot to medium and select the saute function. Cover the bottom of the pot with cooking oil and stir in your onions until soft. This will take about 4-5 minutes. Add garlic after for about 30 seconds. 
  • Add rice to your instant pot and mix until coated with oil and is lightly browned. Pour your chicken stock and stir. Mix in the tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and cumin then close the lid. Seal the vent and adjust the function to high pressure. 
  • Set the timer to 7 minutes and allow 10-15 minutes for pressure to build. 
  • Carefully release the pressure for about 5 minutes. Unlock then remove the lid. 
  • Stir the rice and serve.

Instant pot Mexican chicken soup

Instant pots are very convenient when you want to prepare or heat some soup. Unlike your usual method of cooking soup, instant pots will immediately warm up your soup in no time! And if you want something filling and delicious, then try this Mexican chicken soup recipe!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/4 lb chicken breast
  • 4 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Jalapeno (if you want some spice) 
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Salt 
  • Pepper

Instructions

  • Turn on your instant pot to saute function. Add oil, onion, and garlic and saute until onion is soft and translucent, 
  • Add stock, chicken, beans, tomatoes, and corn. Stir well.
  • Close and lock the lid and adjust to high pressure. Set the timer for about 17 minutes, and allow 10 to 15 mins for pressure to build. 
  • Release pressure carefully for about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. 
  • Remove chicken and shred using two forks. When done, transfer the shredded chicken back into the pot. 
  • Add remaining ingredients including the rest of the chicken stock and your seasonings. Stir well. 
  • Cover the pot and cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Quickly release the pressure when done. 
  • Serve.

Instant pot Mexican vegetarian recipes

Instant pots are also perfect for vegetarian dishes! Here are some flavorful and healthy instant pot Mexican recipes that are easy and quick to make.

 

15. Instant Pot Refried Beans With Vegan Option

These Instant Pot refried beans are seriously the best! I love refried beans, and if you have ever had homemade refried beans, you will not want to go back to canned. When you make them yourself, you can add so much more flavor and texture.

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14. Instant Pot Carnitas

The Instant Pot is perfect for making Carnitas. Made with pork shoulder, this Instant Pot Carnitas recipe serves up crispy pork carnitas that are perfect for sandwiches, street tacos, or even served on its own. It also stars in the Instant Pot Tamale Pie recipe and is a good filling for air fryer taquitos.

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13. Instant Pot Mexican Rice

We are bringing to you instant pot Mexican rice which is restaurant-style than you can make easily at home and is healthier too. It’s packed with flavors and is great with any Mexican dishes especially tacos, burritos.

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12. Mexican Style Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Instant pot shredded chicken made Mexican style are great for meal prep or to use in any of your favorite Mexican dishes like tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, burritos and more. This is shredded chicken taken a notch up with all wonderful Mexican flavors!

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11. Easy Instant Pot Tamale Pie

I originally came across an Instant Pot Tamale Pie on Facebook and, having just made some great Instant Pot Carnitas, I decided that making a version of the pie with it would be perfect!

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10. Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup 

The BEST, most flavorful, and easiest Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe made possible with an Instant Pot or pressure cooker.

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9. Instant Pot Chicken Posole

I’m often asked What is Posole? Also spelled Pozole, it’s a delicious Mexican stew featuring tender chunks of pork or chicken, zesty tomatillos, and hearty hominy. Our Chicken Posole recipe made in the Instant Pot is perfect for creating a rich and flavorful dish in a fraction of the time it takes to make a traditional stew!

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8. Instant Pot Chile Colorado

Instant Pot Chile Colorado is a deeply satisfying Mexican pork stew. Meat cooked in a flavorful and robust chile sauce that will make your tastebuds sing.

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7. Instant Pot Pork Tamales

Instant Pot Pork Tamales are incredibly tasty and perfect for your next fiesta. This authentic Mexican recipe is ready in half the time. Serve with your favorite salsa and enjoy!

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6. Best Instant Pot Charro Beans

Instant Pot Charro Beans are a great side or even a full meal with cornbread on the side! Have you ever forgotten to soak the beans prior night? Have you ever cooked dried beans in your Instant-Pot? This best Instant -Pot Charro beans recipe is a great place to start with and get your hands adjusted to the Instant-pot!

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5. Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe is flavorful and savory, and comes together in under 30 minutes flat for a great weeknight meal!

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4. Step by Step Pork Tamales Recipe

Making tamales is a bit of work, but so worth it. Many people make them over Christmas when there are many hands to spilt the work up. I often have friends over and we make a bunch and then split them up. Learn how to make tamales with our step by step pork tamales recipe.

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3. Instant Pot Refried Beans – a Healthy Recipe!

This Instant Pot Refried Beans recipe is so creamy, delicious, and healthy! It serves 6, makes 3 cups of beans, and costs $3.09 to make. That’s just 52¢ per serving!

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2. Vegan Roasted Tomato Soup – Instant Pot

Vegan roasted tomato soup with Instant Pot is a simple, healthy, and most comforting soup. This easy homemade soup is dairy-free, paleo, whole 30, keto with oven-roasted tomato, onion, and garlic. Perfect to serve for lunches or weeknight Mexican dinners.

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1. Pulled Jackfruit Burritos Instant Pot or Stove Top

One of my favourite foods of all time! BURRITOS! These pulled jackfruit burritos are so easy to prepare and so darn delicious. The jackfruit is shredded to resemble pulled pork, and smothered in delicious homemade bbq sauce for all the smoky, tangy flavour you’re looking for.

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Instant Pot Mexican Recipes - 15 Best Food Ideas for 5 De Mayo

Instant Pot Mexican Recipes - 15 Best Food Ideas for 5 De Mayo

Instant pots are now becoming everyone’s best friend especially if you are a busy person who has no time to spare in preparing your own meals. The beauty of an instant pot is that it reduces your cooking time by up to 70% when compared with other methods such as boiling, steaming, oven cooking, or slow cooking. It drastically reduces your usual cooking time by raising the boiling point of water and trapping the steam. Through this method, foods retain most of their nutrients and flavor since less water is used. So, through instant pots, not only do you get convenience but you also get a healthier option!

Ingredients

  • Instant Pot Carnitas
  • Instant Pot Mexican Rice
  • Mexican Style Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
  • Easy Instant Pot Tamale Pie
  • Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

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