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Instant Pot John Wayne Casserole

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4.4 from 9 reviews

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


Baked biscuits are topped with a layered mixture of seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos and cheese. An easy weeknight meal that everyone loves!


  • 1 (16 oz) can Pillsbury Grands Biscuits or homemade biscuits
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch + 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup pickled tame jalapenos
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Heat oven and bake biscuits according to package directions.
  2. Turn Instant to sauté setting. When display says HOT add in the beef, taco seasoning and onions. Break up the beef* and brown it for about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add in the beef broth and scrape the bottom of the pot so that nothing is sticking. Turn off sauté setting.
  4. Sprinkle in the rice over the broth. Add in the bell pepper and tomatoes on top, do not stir. 
  5. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes. When time is up let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  6. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. In a small bowl stir together 2 Tbsp of cornstarch with 2 Tbsp of water, until smooth. Then pour the mixture into the Instant Pot. Stir. The cornstarch mixture will thicken up contents of pot quickly. 
  7. Turn off Instant Pot. Add dollops of sour cream on top and sprinkle on the jalapenos and the cheddar. Let cheese melt.
  8. On each serving plate place an open sliced biscuit. Scoop casserole on top of biscuits. Eat and enjoy.


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. No changes needed for the 3 quart pot. If making in an 8 quart pot increase beef broth to 1.5 cups. 

  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot