Instant Pot Taco Pie is a fun recipe to make in your electric pressure cooker, and I like having fun when I cook. Layering is fun to me (I don’t get out much). This pressure cooker Taco Pie recipe is delicious, and kid, husband, and wife approved!

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef or Turkey (93% lean is ideal)
  • 1 1 oz Taco Seasoning Packet (or 3 Tbsp of my Homemade Taco Seasoning)
  • 1 1/2 cups Refried Beans
  • 1/3 cup Salsa
  • (4) 8 inch Flour Tortillas (can use corn, but they are more fragile)
  • 1/4 cup Enchilada Sauce (optional)
  • 2 1/2 cups Shredded Cheese or more if desired. (I use sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack blend. You can also use colby jack)
  • Garnish
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Extra Salsa
  • Hot Sauce


  • Use the Sauté setting on your pressure cooker (or use a frying pan) to brown the meat, stirring in the taco seasoning in about halfway through. Cook meat until done. Set aside. Cancel the sauté setting.
  • Wash/Rinse out the pot and put 1 1/2 cups of water in it.
  • Mix the refried beans with the salsa.
  • Spray a 7"x3" springform or push pan with cooking spray. Place 1 of the tortillas in the bottom of the pan and spread 1/2 of the refried bean mixture over it.
  • Sprinkle on 1 cup of the meat evenly, (then 1/4 cup enchilada sauce, if using) then 1 cup of the cheese.
  • Place a second tortilla in the pan, then 1/2 cup of the refried bean mixture, 1 cup of the meat, and then 1/2 cup of the cheese (the first layer has 1 cup, that is correct).
  • Place a third tortilla in, then 1/2 cup refried bean mixture, 1 cup of the meat, and 1/2 cup of cheese.
  • Place the final tortilla on and gently press in place.
  • Cover the pan with foil and place on the trivet/rack, and use the handles to place them in the pot. You can also use a sling, and set the pan on the trivet that you will put in the pot first.