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Instant Pot Beef Enchilada Hamburger Helper Casserole Recipe

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A quick and easy Instant Pot Beef Enchilada Hamburger Helper Casserole that will please the whole family. If you are looking for an Instant Pot ground beef recipe give this recipe a try.

Ground beef, taco seasoning, corn, Rotel, cheese, and more, all the things you want with this beef enchilada casserole.

Instant Pot Beef Enchilada Casserole Hamburger Helper Recipe is an easy recipe using mostly pantry ingredients and easy to stretch.

Pot in pot Instant Pot recipe that becomes a meal in one. This enchilada rice dish is one you will want to make every night of the week.

Why You Will Enjoy This Recipe...

  • Ground Beef Recipe
  • Easy Rice Recipe
  • A simple dinner for any night of the week
  • Affordable
  • Kid-friendly

Toss this dish together in no time. If you use pre-cooked ground beef that speeds up the process even more.

Is It Hard To Make Beef Enchilada Casserole

This is a great Instant Pot beginner's recipe. You have simple and easy steps and you will love the end product. It is a homemade hamburger helper recipe that gives you all your favorite flavors.

Essential Pot-in-Pot Instant Pot Supplies

  • Instant Pot Pot-in-Pot - This pan is essential when cooking recipes that might stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Tall Trivet Set- Use this handy too when cooking a recipe in the inner pot and second recipe (or part of a recipe, like rice) utilizing the pot-in-pot method
  • Sling- You'll want to have a sling when you use the pot-in-pot method, like when you make cheesecake.
  • Instant Pot Inner Pot - I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in really handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners-  This book comes in handy when you're learning how to use your Instant Pot and experimenting with new recipes.


  • Ground Beef
  • Rice
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Rotel
  • Cream of Mushrooms Soup
  • Cream Corn
  • Chicken Stock
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Green Onions

How to Make

Turn the saute feature on, and cook your ground beef until it is no longer pink.

Add water to deglaze the pan, then add the next few ingredients on the list as directed in the recipe card.

Do the rice in a pot that you place on trivet, and then pressure cook as directed.

Once done, add the rice, cheese, and green onions into the mixture and enjoy.

Recipe FAQs

What rice to use for the enchilada rice?

White long-grain rice is what I used and find it to be the best. One thing to keep in mind is you can't use Minute rice in the Instant Pot. It will simply turn to mush as it breaks down too much.
If you use a brown rice or other variety you will find you need to adjust water and cook time since it takes longer to cook.

Why did my Instant Pot show burn notice?

Making sure you deglaze the Instant Pot once you are done sauteing meat is key. Add in water or stock and use a wooden spoon to scrape away any stuck on food. If you do not do this after the saute feature it will cause a burn notice and not cook.

What does natural release of pressure in the Instant Pot?

Quick-release is when you push the toggle to release tons of steam right after you are cooking. Natural release is allowing the timer to still run once the cook time is done.

Can my dog eat Beef Enchilada Hamburger? 

Due to the ingredients in this recipe, it is recommended for your dog to not eat the food. There is not enough nutritional value to gain, and you are feeding them lots of carbs, and food with spice.

Can you freeze rice?

If you do not plan to eat this all right away, you can freeze any leftovers. Simply store the leftovers in a container in the freezer for 3-4 months.
Thaw in the fridge overnight, or reheat from frozen if you prefer.

Can you use ground turkey to replace ground beef?

Go right ahead and use ground turkey to replace ground beef in this enchilada beef casserole. It will be a leaner meat but still provide rich flavor.

Instant Pot Beef Enchilada Casserole Hamburger Helper Recipe is an easy recipe using mostly pantry ingredients and easy to stretch.

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How To Store Leftovers

You will want to store any leftovers you have in the refrigerator for up to three days. Anything after that you need to use your best judgment in terms of quality.

Topping Ideas For Enchilada Rice Casserole

You can add on any of your favorite toppings or eat it plain as it is. I will share some ideas with you below to give you an idea of what you might want to pile on top.

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Yield: 8

Instant Pot Beef Enchilada Hamburger Helper Casserole

Instant Pot Beef Enchilada Hamburger Helper Casserole

Instant Pot Beef Enchilada Casserole Hamburger Helper Recipe is an easy recipe using mostly pantry ingredients and easy to stretch.

Saute Mode Approx. Time 5 minutes
Pressure Cook Time 4 minutes
Natural Pressure Release Time 10 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes


Supplies used to make the best Instant Pot Beef Enchilada Hamburger Helper Casserole

Ingredients for an easy Instant Pot Beef Enchilada Hamburger Helper Casserole


    1. Turn the Instant Pot on saute mode. Brown ground beef and drain excess grease.
    2. Add the ground beef back into the pan and pour in the water. Deglaze the pan by scraping the bottom.
    3. Add in the next 4 ingredients.
    4. Insert a high trivet (invert the trivet with handles that came with your pot) into the inner pot.
    5. Rinse rice and add it to a metal pan that fits in the Instant Pot. Then add chicken broth on top of the rice. Set the pan on top of the trivet.
    6. Close the lid on the Instant Pot and set for a high pressure cooking time of 4 minutes.
    7. Do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, and then release any remaining pressure.
    8. Remove the metal pan with the rice and the trivet.
    9. Stir rice, cheese and green onions into the ground beef mixture.
    10. Serve and enjoy!



  • Can my dog eat Beef Enchilada Hamburger? It is not recommended to give this recipe to your dog. Although your dog's diet is based on meat, the spicy and strong ingredients that the recipe contains aren't the best for his organism. Flavors like garlic and onion are highly toxic to the dog's stomach.
  • Can my cat eat Beef Enchilada Hamburger? Given that cats are carnivores, this recipe sounds harmless, but it is not. Ingredients like garlic and onion are highly dangerous for your cat. As well as the rest of the spicy ingredients. Therefore, it would be better to avoid sharing this dish with your cat.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 644Total Fat 47gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 178mgSodium 709mgCarbohydrates 17gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 1gSugar 4gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 38g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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Saturday 21st of March 2020

Looks good!

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