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Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa Tacos

Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa Tacos

  • Author: Kim Seghers
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 Hour
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x


This Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa is the perfect instant pot dinner cinco de mayo and football season.



  • 3lb beef tender chuck roast
  • 2 key limes; sliced
  • 1 bundled of cilantro; chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 large onion; sliced into rounds
  • 2 tablespoons garlic; minced
  • 1 large red onion; diced
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 packages of tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt 


  1. In a instant pot or pressure cooker, add in beef, beef broth, and onion. Put half the bundle of chopped cilantro. Add in chipotle peppers, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. 
  2. Set pot to high pressure mode. Set time to 1 hour. Let natural pressure release on its own. 
  3. Serve on tortillas with fresh key lime, cilantro, red onion and any your choice of cheese.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Instant Pot, Beef, Tacos