TexMex ground meat can be made in your slow cooker or electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot). Use the ground meat of your choice in this quick & easy recipe. 

{VIDEO} Slow Cooker/Instant Pot TexMex Ground Meat

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


  • 2 lbs ground meat
  • 15 ounces corn (drained & rinsed)
  • 15 ounces black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes or salsa
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro for garnish
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning (see blog post)
  • 1 tbsp oil (for IP)
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium beef broth (for IP)


Slow Cooker

Optional but recommended: add oil to a large pan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef to pan and cook a few minutes until meat is browned. Drain excess grease.

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  2. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
  3. Stir & garnish with fresh cilantro.

Instant Pot

  1. Turn on the IP and select Sauté. Once hot add oil, ground beef, bell pepper, & onion and cook a few minutes until meat is browned and vegetables soften. Drain grease if you need to.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the IP. Stir to mix well.
  3. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 9 minutes. Quick release pressure.
  4. Stir & garnish with fresh cilantro.