I decided to gather up as many Instant Pot Mexican recipes as I could find for Cinco de Mayo. Well, also because my family loves Mexican food and I love cooking in my electric pressure cooker.
When I say my family loves Mexican food, I actually mean almost any type of Central American food. Since Americans celebrate a Mexican holiday that most Mexicans don’t even celebrate, I was hoping I could get away with my broader interpretation of appropriate food for this celebration.
If you’re seeking authentic Mexican cuisine, you’ll probably only find a few recipes in the list below that fit the bill. However, if you love flavors like cumin, cilantro, chiles, and lime, you’ll find dozens in this collection.
The best part of this list is that every one of the recipes below can be made in your Instant Pot! I hope you enjoy this collection of Instant Pot Mexican recipes.
So get your favorite toppings ready (e.g. sour cream, shredded Mexican cheese, guacamole) and pick your favorite recipes from the list below to serve them on! Also, make sure you’ve stocked up on black beans and corn because you’ll find those in almost half of the recipes listed.
Instant Pot Mexican Appetizers
If you aren’t throwing an all-out fiesta, you might want to enjoy a simple Mexican appetizer instead. Here are five that you can whip up in no time in your Instant Pot.
Black Bean Dip (Peas & Crayons)
Mexican Corn Dip (Show Me the Yummy)
Queso Dip (Clarks Condensed)
Rotel Queso Dip (Once a Month Meals)
Salsa Chicken Taco Cups (Cupcakes & Cutlery)
Instant Pot Mexican Dinner Recipes
Whether you’re throwing a big Cinco de Mayo party or just want a ready set of recipes to choose your Taco Tuesday dinners from, there’s a wide selection below. In fact, you’ll find more than enough to enjoy a different recipe every Tuesday for more than a year!
Instant Pot Mexican Beef Recipes
Since you can saute food right in your Instant Pot, you can make your regular ground beef tacos in it, but you can also do so much more! From taco lasagna to amazing shredded beef made with inexpensive roasts, there are plenty of tasty beef dishes you can make in your pressure cooker!
Beef Barbacoa Tacos (Must Have Mom)
Beef and Brown Rice Burrito Bowls (I Don’t Have Time for That)
Caldo de Res (Berry & Maple)
Carne Guisada (Wondermom Wannabe)
Cheesy Taco Pasta (Adventures of a Nurse)
Low Carb Taco Soup (Low Carb Yum)
Mexican Albondigas Soup (Rebooted Mom)
Mexican Beef Rice (Magnolia Days)
Mexican Shredded Beef (Your Homebased Mom)
Picadillo Mexican Beef Over Rice (Veggie Balance)
Puerto Rican Beef Stew (My Stay at Home Adventures)
Steak Fajitas Pasta (This Old Gal)
Steak Tacos (Stay Snatched)
Taco Lasagna (Wondermom Wannabe)
Taco Pie (By Pink)
Taco Soup (The Typical Mom)
Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Recipes
One of the easiest (and tastiest) ways to transform ordinary chicken is to use it in a Mexican dish. Below you’ll find 20 different ways to create a Mexican chicken masterpiece. Many of them include instructions for using frozen chicken breasts too so you don’t even have to remember to thaw first!
Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup (The Cents’Able Shopping)
Chicken Adobo (Melanie Cooks)
Chicken Burrito Lasagna (My Life Cookbook)
Chicken Carnitas (Mama Instincts)
Chicken Chile Verde (Easy Instant Recipes)
Chicken Enchilada Casserole (Wondermom Wannabe)
Chicken Fajita Taco (Sixth Bloom)
Chicken Taco Bowls (Wondermom Wannabe)
Chicken Tortilla Soup (Easy Instant Recipes)
Cilantro Lime Pulled Chicken Tacos (The Girl on Bloor)
Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup (The Cookin’ Chicks)
Hatch Green Chile Chicken (The Cents’Able Shoppin)
Mexican Street Corn Chicken Chowder (Chelsea’s Messy Apron)
Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (40 Aprons)
Peach Chicken Taco Bowl (Sixth Bloom)
Queso Chicken (Wondermom Wannabe)
Ropa Vieja (The Cents’Able Shoppin)
Salsa Chicken (Flour on My Face)
Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos (Wondermom Wannabe)
Smothered Green Sauce Enchiladas (365 Days of Slow Cooking & Pressure Cooking)
White Chicken Chili (Wondermom Wannabe)
Instant Pot Mexican Pork Recipes
Pork is prevalent in Mexican cooking so we’d be remiss if we didn’t share at least a few Mexican pork recipes!
4-Ingredient Pork Tacos (Make the Best of Everything)
Carnitas (The Classy Chapter)
Mexican Chili (Marathons & Motivation)
Pork Chile Verde (Two Sleevers)
Pork Posole (Two Sleevers)
Pulled Pork Tacos (The Organic Kitchen)
Savory Pork Burrito Bowls (365 Days of Slow Cooking & Pressure Cooking)
Tacos al Pastor (So Texan)
Instant Pot Mexican Vegetarian Recipes
Need some ideas for Meatless Mexican Mondays? We’ve got you covered there too.
Cheesy Enchilada Rice (365 Days of Slow Cooking & Pressure Cooking)
Mexican Butternut Squash Soup (Rebooted Mom)
Mexican Red Lentil Stew (The Cents’Able Shoppin)
Mexican Tamales (The Cents’Able Shoppin)
Puerto Rican Rice and Beans (My Stay at Home Adventures)
Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot Eats)
Vegan Quinoa Burrito Bowls (Detoxinista)
Vegetarian Chipotle Lentil Zoodle Soup (Easy Cooking with Molly)
More Dinner Recipes
Some recipes just refuse to be categorized because they are so unique. Don’t worry, they’re also quite tasty!
Alaska Cod Fish Tacos (365 Days of Slow Cooking & Pressure Cooking)
Mexican Pizza (The Typical Mom)
Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers with Chipotle Lime Sauce (Pressure Cooking Today)
Tamale Pie (Instant Pot Party)
Instant Pot Mexican Side Dish Recipes
Looking for something to serve alongside your Mexican entree? Grab your second Instant Pot and make one of these delicious side dishes.
Oftentimes, Mexican dinner dishes are pretty filling on their own. But if you want to serve up a side dish to go along with your Mexican entree, these side dishes pair perfectly!
Brazilian Potatoes (Recipe This)
Charro Beans (Instant Pot Pantry)
Cilantro Lime Rice (Saving Dollars & Sense)
Mexican Beans with Avocado-Poblano Salsa (Kalyn’s Kitchen)
Mexican Black Beans (Wondermom Wannabe)
Mexican Green Rice (Pressure Cooking Today)
Mexican Pinto Beans with Queso (Skinny Taste)
Mexican Rice (I Save A to Z)
Pinto Beans (Reuse Grow Enjoy)
Quinoa Black Bean Salad (Wondermom Wannabe)
Quinoa with Cilantro Lime Dressing (Instant Pot Eats)
Refried Beans (Allergy Free Alaska)
Instant Pot Mexican Desserts
Because I have a demanding sweet tooth, I couldn’t leave out dessert. Thankfully, I even found a few Instant Pot Mexican dessert recipes!
Arroz Con Leche (One Happy Housewife)
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake (Living Sweet Moments)
Flan (One Happy Housewife)
Homemade Caramel Dulce de Leche (Adventures of a Nurse)
More Instant Pot Mexican Recipes
In my search for delicious Instant Pot Mexican recipes, I found a couple of recipes that didn’t fit into any of the categories above. I know I’ll be using them frequently though so I thought you’d like to have them too.
Fire Roasted Enchilada Sauce (Two Sleevers)
Homemade Taco Seasoning (Food Renegade)
I hope you’ve found several Instant Pot Mexican recipes in this collection that you’re excited to try. Share your favorite with me in the comments!
More Instant Pot Resources
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