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Instant Pot Taco Meat
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Instant Pot Taco Meat (Taco Salad Jars!)

This Instant Pot Taco Meat is the perfect filling for taco salad jars - you can make it with ground beef, chicken or turkey and it all comes together with mostly simple ingredients from your pantry too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 jars
Calories: 408kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 jar salsa
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup tortilla chips


  • Add olive oil, onions, garlic, salt, ground meat, taco seasoning and water to Instant Pot and mix around breaking up meat. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Instant Pot will take about 10-15 min to preheat then the 3 min to pressure cook.
  • Do a quick release of the pressure and open the lid when safe to do so. Drain any excess liquid that remains the meat.
  • In 4 1L sized mason jars, layer in salsa, taco meat, corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes and lettuce in that order, topping with chips if desired or packing chips in a separate plastic bag so they remain fresh. Jars will keep in fridge up to 5 days.


Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 993mg | Potassium: 959mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 15.7mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 2.7mg