Mikeylito’s All Purpose Mexican Mix


  • 88 grams (½ cup) black beans, unsoaked, rinsed, soaked
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup broth, preferably beef or vegetable
  • 1 cup (235ml) water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package McCormack Taco Seasoning Mix (Strength: Your choice)
  • 1 package Ben’s Original Ready Rice, Long Grain & Wild Rice (or your choice)
  • 1 11oz (311g) can, Green Giant Steam Crisp Mexicorn, drained


  1. Add beans, salt, broth, and water to the Instant Pot.
  2. Pressure cook on high for 30 minutes.
    It will take about 8 minutes for the Instant Pot to pressurize before cooking begins.
  3. Let the beans rest in the pot for 20 minutes so the steam can dissipate naturally.
    This means you don’t push any buttons — we recommend setting another timer so you’ll remember to remove the lid after 20 minutes.
  4. While the beans are resting, brown the ground beef.
  5. While the beef is browning, mix Taco Seasoning Mix in 3/4 cup water (or broth).
  6. When beef is browned, pour Taco Seasoning Mix into pan with beef.
    Bring to boil.
    Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. While beef mixture is simmering, microwave Ready Rice for 90 seconds.
    Set aside.
  8. When beef mixture has simmered for 5 minutes, mix in:
    • Ben’s Original Ready Rice, from microwave
    • Green Giant Mexicorn
  9. When the Instant Pot has de-pressurized, add the black beans from the Instant Pot.

You’re done!

With this mix, you can make nachos, tacos, burritos, bowls, whatever you like!