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Instant Pot Frito Pie Chili

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x


All the flavors from frito pie except in the form of stew. This delicious chili is made really fast and all in one pot using your Instant Pot. You might want to double this recipe and have it for lunch all week!


  • 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup long grain white rice or jasmine rice
  • 1 (10 oz) can mild enchilada sauce
  • 1 (15 oz) can chili beans (pinto beans in tomatoes and seasoning, also called ranch style beans)
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 1/4 cups Fritos chips
  • 5 Tbsp diced green onions
  • 5 Tbsp sour cream
  • 5 Tbsp diced tomatoes


  1. Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the ground beef/turkey and break it up. Sprinkle in the taco seasoning. Add in the diced onion. Brown the meat for about 4-5 minutes. If there is excess grease, drain it off. Turn off the Instant Pot.
  2. Stir in the water and scrape the bottom of the pot to make sure nothing is sticking. Sprinkle in the rice. Pour the enchilada sauce over the rice, then dump the beans on top. Don’t stir.
  3. Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes. When the time is up move the valve to venting. Remove the lid. 
  4. Stir in the cheddar cheese. Ladle into 5 bowls and top each bowl with ¼ cup Fritos, 1 Tbsp green onions, 1 Tbsp sour cream and 1 Tbsp diced tomatoes. Enjoy!
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex