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Pressure Cooker Walking Tacos


Pressure Cooker Walking Tacos recipe - what could be more American than Mexican food served in a bag of Doritos?


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup water (or substitute beer)
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 (10- to 14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles (Muir Glen Fire Roasted with green chiles, or Ro*Tel tomatoes)
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper


  • Single serving bags of Doritos (I got a mix of regular and cool ranch)


  • Shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)
  • Salsa
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Diced onions
  • Hot sauce (I like El Yucateco Green Habanero, for real heat. But use your favorite.)


  1. Sauté the aromatics and toast the spices: Heat the vegetable oil in the pressure cooker pot over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onions, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, chili powder, cumin, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and cloves to the pressure cooker pot. Sauté until the onions are softened and the spices are toasting, about 3 minutes.
  2. Simmer the turkey until no longer pink, top with the tomatoes: Pour in 1 cup of water, then scrape the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon to loosen any stuck onions or spices. Add the turkey, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and brown sugar, and cook, stirring and breaking up the turkey until the turkey is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Pour the tomatoes with green chiles on top of the beef mixture, but don’t stir - the tomatoes may burn if they sink to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Pressure cook the taco filling: Lock the lid on the pressure cooker and bring the cooker up to high pressure. (Read your fine pressure cooker manual for how to do this). Cook at high pressure for 12 minutes in an electric PC, 10 minutes in a stovetop PC. Let the pressure come down naturally, about 15 minutes. Unlock the lid, stir, break up any large clumps of meat, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve in the Doritos bags: For each serving: Lightly crush the Doritos in the bag, to break them into smaller pieces. Cut open a Dorito bag lengthwise (not across the top). Spoon a ladle or two of meat into the bag, then top with the shredded cheese, salsa, lettuce, sour cream, onions, and (optional) hot sauce. Grab a spoon, and eat straight out of the bag.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Weeknight Dinner
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American