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Instant Pot Beef Enchilada Casserole

Comfort food made easy

This is the ultimate comfort food dish to serve if you plan on having some picky guests over. This dish is an all-around crowd pleaser. It’s a great quick dinner to have on hand and gives the good old chili recipe a little bit of a twist! This recipes utilizes the “Sauté” and “Pressure Cook” functions of the Instant Pot, although you can make in any other multi-cooker.

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  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 jalapeño, deseeded and finely minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Pound lean ground beef
  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomato
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro, chopped
  • 12 small flour tortillas
  • 1 Cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream


In your Instant Pot on “Sauté” mode, melt the butter and sauté the onion and pepper until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and jalapeño and continue to sauté for another 2 minutes.

Add the ground beef and brown for about 5 more minutes. Add the water, can of tomato, and spices. Cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes.

Place the beef mixture into another large bowl so your Instant Pot is empty. There is no need to clean it.

Pour 1/3 of the mixture back into the Instant Pot. Cover that layer with 3 or 4 tortillas. They can overlap.

Cover the tortillas with another layer of the beef mixture. Repeat this layering process twice and top with a final layer of the beef.

Then switch to “Pressure Cook” mode. Make sure the steam release handle is in the “Sealing” position. Set for 5 minutes on high pressure.

When the timer beeps, you can perform a quick release by moving the pressure release to “Venting,” or you can let the pressure release naturally.

Top with sour cream and shredded Cheddar.