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Instant Pot Frito Chili Pie

Instant Pot Frito Chili Pie, or walking taco, is a super easy dinner made with ground beef chili, corn chips, cheese and your favorite toppings!

Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword frito chili pie, instant pot, walking taco
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Pressure time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 122kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 14- ounce cans kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • Frito corn chips
  • Shredded cheddar or colby jack cheese


  • Hit SAUTE on the Instant Pot, and when display reads HOT, add the olive oil and ground beef
  • Break up beef with a spatula, and cook until no longer pink.
  • Stir in salt, pepper, chili powder. smoked paprika and cumin
  • Add onions and peppers, and stir until slightly soft, then hit CANCEL
  • Add water, and stir to deglaze bottom of pot. Add kidney beans, diced tomatoes, then the tomato sauce, but do not stir
  • Cover, turn vent to SEALING, and hit PRESSURE COOK, or manual, for 10 minutes. Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure, then begin cooking
  • When pot beeps, allow a natural pressure release for 5 minutes, then hit CANCEL, and quick release remaining pressure
  • Optional -- Hit SAUTE and cook for about 5 minutes to thicken chili
  • To serve, add some Fritos to individual bowls, then add the chili, shredded cheese and your favorite taco toppings


Recipe was made in 6 quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker, but it can also be made in an 8 quart.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 3mg