Taco Tuesday is a staple in our house and I’m always looking for creative ways to serve up tacos. My quick and easy instant pot taco dip with meat and beans is a new family favorite recipe.
Instant Pot Quick & Easy Taco Dip with Meat & Beans
I used my instant pot almost daily. It’s especially great for hot summer days because it’s a way to cook without heating up the kitchen. There really are few limits for what you can make in your instant pot, and this hot taco dip recipe is no exception!
This taco dip with beans and meat is a very versatile dish. Not only does it make a great appetizer for game day, but it also makes a delicious quick summer lunch that my kids can make themselves!
Ingredients for the hot taco dip
To make this hot dip, you need ground beef, beans, homemade taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, green chiles, taco sauce, garlic, and onions, and taco sauce. Salsa works in place of the taco sauce too, if you don’t have taco sauce on hand.
Why I always add beans to taco meat
I love cooking with beans. It’s a frugal way to stretch ground beef and my family thinks you really can’t taste them as they take on the other flavors of the dish.
According to Medical New Today, beans offer a lot of nutritional benefits. They’re a great source of complete protein, fiber, zinc, magnesium, and folate. Research suggests that eating beans can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease as well.
While I’ve been cooking with dried beans for a long time, I rarely use canned beans. Not only are canned beans more expensive than dried beans, but they’re usually really high in sodium as well.
I’ve found it to be so easy to make a bulk batch of beans in my Instant Pot and then freeze them in meal sized portions. A can of beans has about 1 ¾ cups of beans so I freeze them in 3 ½ cup portions, which equals 2 cans. I almost always add at least 3 ½ cups of beans to my taco meat.
Can I make this recipe if I don’t have an electric pressure cooker?
Yes, of course! All you really have to worry about is cooking the beef and that’s so simple! To make it on the stove top, just brown the beef completely in a large skillet, add the onions and garlic and cook for 10 minutes or until the onions begin to caramelize. Then add remaining ingredients and cook until warm. Remove the dip to a large bowl, and serve with tortilla chips.
What should I serve with this delicious taco dip?
I recommend serving extra shredded cheese, sour cream, olives, fresh cilantro, diced fresh tomatoes, and of course, tortilla chips with this beef taco bean dip. To be perfectly honest, my kids also like to put the dip in a tortilla and turn it into a burrito!
Are you ready to make this Instant Pot Taco Dip?
You can use other beans instead of pinto beans if you prefer. We also like this dip made with black beans instead. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 52mg Sodium: 459mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 2g Protein: 20g
You can use other beans instead of pinto beans if you prefer. We also like this dip made with black beans instead.
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