Savory Barbacoa Beef
Servings Prep Time
6 – 8servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6 – 8servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Marinade Mixture:
  • 6oz beeror water
  • 4oz diced green chiles1 can
  • 1 small onionfinely diced
  • 4cloves garlic
  • 3in chipotlesadobo sauceor to taste
  • 1/4cup lime juice
  • 2tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1tbsp cumin
  • 2tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1tsp pepper
  • 1/4tsp ground cloves
Savory Barbacoa Beef
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 3lb lbs beef chuck roast(if more than 2 inch thick, cut into 1chunks)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1tbsp kosher saltor to taste
For Serving.
  • tortillas
  • Diced avocado
  • chopped cilantro
  • diced red onion
  • Lime wedges
  1. Combine Marinade Mixture ingredients in a blender and process until completely smooth.
  2. Add olive oil to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  3. When oil gets hot, brown the meat on both sides, 3-4 minutes per side. Meat will not be cooked through.
  4. Add marinade to the pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  5. Add bay leaves, then toss to ensure everything is coated in the marinade.
  6. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  7. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 60 minutes.
  8. When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  9. Discard bay leaves. Carefully remove the meat from the pot to a cutting board and shred.
  10. (Optional) Skim fat off the top of the sauce using a large spoon or gravy separator.
  11. Return the meat to the pot, add salt and toss to coat.
  12. Serve shredded beef in tacos, salads, burrito bowls, or nachos alongside lime wedges.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.