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Instant Pot Mexican Casserole [V+GF+Oil Free]

Instant Pot Mexican Casserole in bowl garnished with avocado, tomato, cilantro and white onion

This Instant Pot Mexican casserole just might combine all of my favourite things! An easy recipe, made even easier in a set it and forget it appliance made using healthy, wholesome ingredients. It’s filling, flavourful, and SO satisfying. And as usual, it’s under 400 calories a serving! Low calorie meals that are truly filling are not always easy to come by. This one will not disappoint! Plus, it’s vegan, gluten free, oil free and well…it’s AH-mazing!

What do you need to make this delicious Instant Pot Mexican Casserole recipe?

  • black beans that have been soaked overnight (or my quick soak method, see recipe notes below)
  • brown rice
  • tomato paste
  • seasonings
  • 5 minutes
  • an appetite!
  • plus a few garnishes to pretty up your bowl πŸ™‚

Instant Pot Mexican Casserole in bowls with avocado, tomato, cilantro, white onion, with limes and jalapeno around bowls

I like mine topped with diced tomato, fresh cilantro, white onion, sliced avocado and a squeeze of fresh lime. If you want to take this one step further, make some 3 Minute Easy Guacamole to top your bowl. Or if you’re really in a hurry, you can save on time, and use your favourite salsa.

To make this simple dish, just soak your beans the night before. Then drain and add them along with all remaining ingredients to your Instant Pot. Set it to manual pressure for 30 minutes, and step aside! YES! It’s that easy. If you’re new to using an Instant Pot, plan for a few extra minutes for the pot to reach pressure. (Usually between 5-10 minutes for this recipe.) Plus another 10 minutes to naturally release, before quick releasing the remaining pressure.

Instant Pot Mexican Casserole with tomato, cilantro, white onion, avocado on top

Are you inspired? Do you want even more easy Instant Pot recipes? Give some of these a try! I’d love to hear what you think, so leave me a comment below.

Instant Pot Mexican Casserole in bowl garnished with avocado, tomato, cilantro and white onion

Instant Pot Mexican Casserole [V+GF+Oil Free]

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: gluten free, Instant Pot, oil free, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Set it and forget it with this easy recipe for Instant Pot Mexican Casserole, garnished with your favourite Mexican toppings.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry/uncooked black beans soaked overnight
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 5 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Drain your beans and add all the ingredients into your Instant Pot. Mix to combine, then close the lid, ensuring the valve is set to sealing. Set on manual pressure for 30 minutes. Let it naturally release for 10 minutes, and then quick release any remaining pressure.
  • Serve with diced tomato, cilantro, guacamole, avocado, jalapeno, or any of your favourite Mexican toppings.

Notes

If you forgot to soak your beans, you may use a quick soak method. Place your beans in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then remove from the heat immediately. Cover the pot with its lid and let soak for 1 hour. Then drain and use as usual.
Nutritional information is for 1/4 of the recipe and does not include optional toppings and garnishes.
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Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 1205mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 15.6% | Vitamin C: 9.4% | Calcium: 10.8% | Iron: 29.7%
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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12 Comments

  1. Lucie


    Mmmm I’ll be soaking my beans today and making this tomorrow in my IP! Looks and sounds so yummy!! And easy to make!

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