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Taco Pie Recipe Made in the Instant Pot

Written by: Emily Smith

This Instant Pot Taco Pie is my go-to for a quick, hearty meal. Ground beef, beans, corn, and cheese under a golden crust, it's a fiesta in every bite!

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Never thought you could whip up a delicious, Mexican-inspired dish right in your Instant Pot? Buckle up, folks, because this recipe for my Instant Pot Taco Pie is a total game-changer. It's bursting with vibrant flavors of seasoned ground beef, hearty black beans, and sweet corn, all topped with a cheesy, golden crescent roll crust. Trust me, one bite and you'll be transported straight to foodie paradise. Ready to turn dinner into a fiesta? Let's dive in.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Taco Pie

  • Ground beef: Adds protein and hearty flavor to the dish, a staple ingredient in traditional taco recipes.
  • Onion: Provides a savory base flavor and adds depth to the dish, enhancing the overall taste profile.
  • Taco seasoning: Infuses the dish with classic Mexican flavors, ensuring an authentic and well-seasoned taco pie.
  • Diced tomatoes: Adds moisture and a burst of freshness to the dish, balancing out the richness of the other ingredients.
  • Black beans: Adds fiber and texture to the dish, complementing the beef and adding a creamy element to the filling.
  • Frozen corn: Adds sweetness and crunch to the dish, providing a contrast in texture and flavor.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese: Melts to create a gooey, cheesy topping that adds richness and enhances the overall flavor of the taco pie.
  • Refrigerated crescent roll dough: Forms a flaky, buttery crust that encases the savory filling, adding a comforting and delicious element to the dish.

Essential Tools for Making This Delicious Taco Pie

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the taco pie quickly and efficiently.
  • Spatula: Needed for stirring and mixing the ingredients in the Instant Pot while cooking.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough

Instructions:

  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and brown the ground beef with the diced onion.
  2. Stir in the taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, black beans, and frozen corn.
  3. Press cancel on the Instant Pot and top the mixture with shredded cheddar cheese.
  4. Roll out the crescent roll dough and place it on top of the beef mixture in the Instant Pot.
  5. Close the Instant Pot lid and set to high pressure for 10 minutes.
  6. Once done, do a quick pressure release and carefully remove the taco pie from the Instant Pot.
  7. Serve hot with your favorite taco toppings.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 450 kcal | Carbohydrates: 28 g | Protein: 25 g | Total Fat: 27 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 80 mg | Sodium: 900 mg | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 5 g | Calcium: 250 mg | Potassium: 500 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Vitamin A: 400 µg | Vitamin C: 10 mg

Tips for Making Taco Pie Ahead of Time and Freezing

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the taco pie according to the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the taco pie to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, cover the taco pie tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  • Refrigerate the taco pie for up to 2 days before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the taco pie according to the recipe instructions but do not add the crescent roll dough.
  • Allow the taco pie to cool completely.
  • Wrap the taco pie (without the crescent roll dough) tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
  • Label the package with the date and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • When ready to eat, thaw the taco pie in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Add the crescent roll dough on top and cook in the instant pot as directed.

One interesting fact about this instant pot taco pie recipe is that you can customize the filling by adding your favorite taco toppings like sliced jalapeños or diced bell peppers for an extra kick of flavor.

Common Questions About Making Instant Pot Taco Pie

FAQ:
Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute ground turkey for ground beef in this taco pie recipe for a leaner option.
Can I use fresh corn instead of frozen corn?
Absolutely, fresh corn can be used instead of frozen corn in this recipe. Just make sure to cook it before adding it to the mixture.
How can I make this recipe vegetarian?
To make this recipe vegetarian, you can omit the ground beef and add more beans or vegetables like bell peppers or zucchini for a flavorful alternative.
Can I use homemade taco seasoning instead of a packet?
Yes, you can use homemade taco seasoning in place of a packet. Just adjust the amount to your taste preference.
Do I have to use crescent roll dough or can I use a different type of dough?
If you prefer, you can use a different type of dough like biscuit dough or puff pastry as a substitute for the crescent roll dough in this recipe.

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