Instant Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

This shredded beef tacos recipe is a game-changer and time saver! All the tenderness of slow cooked beef. None of the wait. Put your Instant Pot to good use for tasty tacos filled with the most perfectly spiced, juicy, melt-in-your-mouth shredded beef. Who says good food takes time prepare?

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Step 1

Pat roast dry with paper towel. Stir together brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper; rub all over roast. Place in bowl of multi-function Instant Pot; add salsa, garlic and 1/2 cup water.

Step 2

Place lid on Instant Pot and lock in position.

Step 3

Set to PRESSURE COOK on HIGH for 60 minutes. Quick release the pressure naturally according to manufacturer’s instructions before removing lid. Remove beef and shred with two forks. Return to Instant Pot. Set to WARM function for serving.

Step 4

Warm tortillas according to package directions.

Step 5

Assemble shredded beef in warm tortillas with avocado, onion and cilantro. For extra zest, squeeze lime wedges over tacos.


For individual servings, freeze shredded beef in single-serving portions in airtight containers; reheat in the microwave before assembling in tortillas for an easy lunch or dinner.