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4.1 from 30 votes

Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef

This moist and tender Mexican Shredded Beef is made in the Instant Pot in less than 2 hours! Its delicious by itself or great in tacos, salads and more.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Isabel Eats


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into small chunks (chuck roast or round roast works well)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3/4 cup beef broth (or water)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


  • In a large bowl add beef, chili powder, salt, minced onion, ground cumin, garlic powder, oregano and black pepper. Toss to combine.
  • Press the saut√© button on the Instant Pot and add the cooking oil. When hot, add the seasoned meat and sear until browned on all sides.
  • Add the broth, cover with lid, seal the pressure valve and cook for 50 minutes at high pressure.
  • Open the pressure valve to quickly release the pressure. Carefully open the lid and transfer the beef to a large plate using a slotted spoon.
  • Shred beef with two forks and then return it to the Instant Pot. Add lime juice, chopped cilantro and stir. Serve and enjoy in tacos, burrito bowls and salads.


I have the 6-Quart 9-in-1 Duo Plus Instant Pot.
To keep beef from drying out in the fridge, I recommend mixing it with some of the cooking liquid before storing in an airtight container.
To freeze: place cooled shredded beef in a freezer-safe zip-top bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef
Amount Per Serving (1 /8th of recipe)
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 650mg27%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1/8th of recipe | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2.3mg