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Instant Pot Mexican Beef & Rice Casserole

In a hurry? Need to find an easy and a yummy way to use up one pound of ground beef (or turkey) in the Instant Pot? Look no further. I have the perfect recipe for you!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef (you could substitute with ground turkey if desired)
  • 1 medium red onion (or you can use yellow), diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 15.5oz jar of salsa (I used mild & chunky, but you can use any kind you want)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup long grain rice (uncooked)
  • 15 oz canned corn, rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz canned beans, rinsed and drained (can use any kind like black beans or red kidney beans)
  • Sour cream (OPTIONAL)
  • Shredded cheese (OPTIONAL)
  • Cilantro, chopped (OPTIONAL)
  • Guacamole (OPTIONAL)

Directions:

  1. Turn the Instant Pot on. Set it to sauté. Add in olive oil, ground beef, diced onions, salt, chili powder and ground cumin. Stir. Keep breaking up the ground beef. Keep sautéing until the beef is browned.
  2. Turn the Instant Pot off. Add in salsa, water and rice. Mix well. Put the lid on and lock it. Set the valve to sealing.
  3. Set it for 8 minutes on manual high pressure.
  4. When time is up, switch the valve to venting (for quick release).
  5. Add in the beans and corn. Sauté it for 1-2 minutes to warm the beans and corn up. Serve in bowls.
  6. The following ingredients are not required however they do make nice toppings for this casserole: guacamole, cilantro, shredded cheese, sour cream.
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Instant Pot Carnitas

The pork is fall apart tender and this is seriously the best recipe ever for carnitas.

Ingredients:

  • Between 5 to 6 lb pork butt shoulder roast, trim off the bottom fat
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 6 or more garlic cloves, minced

Directions:

  1. Cut pork roast into large 2 inch cubes. Trim as much fat off if you can.
  2. Mix all the spices together in a bowl (salt, oregano, cumin, black pepper, chili powder and paprika)
  3. Add in the pork cubes to the spice mix. Make sure the cubes are evenly coated with the spices.
  4. Pour in olive oil and mix well. Transfer to Instant Pot.
  5. Add in chopped onions and minced garlic. Pour in the orange juice.
  6. Lock the lid. Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 47 minutes.
  7. Let it naturally release pressure and when it will allow you open the lid. Take the pork cubes out and shred them with a fork.

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Quick Salsa Chicken

This recipe is quick, easy and cheap to make. It actually costs under $10 and it feeds a family of 4. You could serve this over some white rice or actually use this in burritos or enchiladas. 


Ingredients:

  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 jar (16 oz) salsa 
  • 1 can (15 to 16oz) black beans, drained and washed
  • 1 can (15 to 16oz) corn, drained and washed
  • 1 to 2 cups of shredded Mexican cheese
  • olive oil

Directions:

  1. Add bite sized chicken pieces to the pan. Drizzle a little olive oil over it. Cook over high heat until the chicken is fully cooked. 
  2. Add in black beans, corn and salsa. Stir and let it cook for another 1-2 minutes to make sure everything is warmed up nicely. 
  3. Add in between 1 to 2 cups of shredded Mexican cheese. The exact amount to use depends on how cheesy you prefer your dish to be. Stir until melted. 
  4. Serve over white rice or use in burritos, enchiladas, etc. 

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Chicken Fajitas

We love fajitas in our house here! What makes this chicken fajitas recipe special is the marinade. It gives the chicken so much flavor and doesn’t dry the chicken out when it’s being seared on the flattop grill or in the cast iron pan.

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Easy Beef Empanadas

My family loves these and this recipe is foolproof. You can even add in other things to the filling like beans or diced cooked potatoes. This recipe will yield 16 beef empanadas.


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Santa Fe Soup

Here’s one of my family’s favorites to make in the wintertime. It’s hearty and healthy! The best part? It’s easy to make too! I got this recipe from a friend and adapted it to my liking.

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Crockpot – Salsa Chicken

salsachicken You can use the leftovers into burritos by adding few extras such as extra salsa or other condiments, such as sour cream or guacamole!! Read the rest of this entry »

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