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Ready to Taste This Instant Pot Mexican Casserole with Ground Beef?

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Craving for something spicy and tangy? Here’s a super delicious Mexican casserole recipe that ticks all those boxes. 

Got a pack of tortillas? Want to whip up a simple yet filling Mexican meal for yourself and the family?

Here’s a super delicious recipe that has all of that, and takes just a few minutes of prep and cooking time. 

Ready to go ahead and give it a try?

Read on to discover some important tips and tricks you might want to know beforehand, serving suggestions and accompaniments and the simplest ingredients and direction list to get started. 

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Will I Need to Use a Casserole Dish?

Our recipe doesn’t even need you to use a specific casserole dish- you can whip up this pretty quickly in your instant pot itself.

However, if you must, you can make use of pretty much any oven safe casserole dish and that should be easy to use in your instant pot. Just make sure to add water to the bottom of the inner pot if doing the pot-in-pot method.

Can I Make My Mexican Casserole recipe More Spicy?

If you’re a fan of spicy food, and want to make this one a bit on the hotter side, you could do that too.

You could add in some jalapenos into the mix while cooking, or any other hot pepper of your choice.

Another excellent idea is to add some cayenne pepper into it while you’re cooking. 

I Don’t Have Tortillas. Can I Still Make it?

Loved the recipe but don't have tortillas? You can still give this a try and it’ll turn out just as delicious.

Just add in some beans and rice, and it’ll turn into a flavorful and filling rice dish with Mexican flavors, and you’ll find yourself making it again and again. 

Just remember that when you’re opting for rice, you’ll need to be careful about the quantity of water you’ll be adding, or else the rice will end up all mushy! 

Serving Suggestions 

There’s literally so much you can do with Mexican food, the possibilities are endless. You can try different variations with many different ingredients- it all depends on what you have in your pantry. 

For instance, you can make use of chicken mince instead of beef mince and throw in some black beans as well.

For garnish, you can also use sliced jalapenos for an extra spicy kick.

If you don’t have enchilada sauce, you can also use any other Mexican sauce, but I always find it tastes excellent when I stick to using enchilada sauce. 

And oh, you can also add some corn kernels into it if you have them- they taste great too. For a healthy punch, you can also top the casserole with some sliced avocados and serve it alongside a simple tomato and onion based salad. 

Love your protein? You can also top this with a fried egg.

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Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Mexican Casserole

Instant Pot Mexican Casserole

Craving for something spicy and tangy? Here’s a super delicious Instant Pot Mexican casserole recipe that is the perfect quick dinner fix.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  1. Turn your Instant Pot on sauté mode. Brown your beef. 
  2. Once the meat is browned, pour in the enchilada sauce. Mix well until fully incorporated.
  3. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of cheese, and all of the sliced tortillas.
  4. Stir everything well at this point until completely incorporated. 
  5. Pour in the remaining cheese, and add the lid to the Instant Pot. Close the valve. 
  6. Cook on “High” for 3 minutes to melt the cheese. Release the pressure manually.
  7. Once done, serve with more olives, sour cream, and/or cilantro as garnish! Enjoy!



  • Can my dog have Mexican Casserole with Olives? The Mexican casserole is not a recommended recipe for your dog. Mainly for the hot sauce and cheese. Both of these ingredients can make your dog's stomach sick, especially since most are lactose intolerant. Olives, on the other hand, are not toxic to dogs in any amount. Theoretically, your dog can eat as many olives as you want to give him, but that doesn't mean you should overdo it.
  • Can my cat have Mexican Casserole with Olives? Many people like to share their food with their cats. But pets can't always have our food. The spicy foods included in this recipe can cause serious gastrointestinal and digestive problems, which can lead to stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. And although a cat is a carnivorous animal, the cat is also very curious and likes to taste and experience new things, so he may be curious to try some olives. This ingredient, on the other hand, is not toxic and does not have negative effects on the cat. Cats can eat olives without any problem, as long as they are pitted. But remember not to exceed the amounts to avoid gastrointestinal problems, such as bouts of diarrhea.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 558Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 124mgSodium 1155mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 37g

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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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