Instant Pot Tacos
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Instant Pot Tacos

Here's how to make pork, chicken or beef Instant Pot tacos in no time at all! Perfect pressure cooker dinners that are cheap and full of flavor. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: beef, carne asada, carnitas, chicken, instant pot, pork, pressure cooker, street, tacos
Servings: 8
Calories: 299kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 2 lbs beef for carnitas, small stew beef pieces
  • 5 large limes 2 will be used when tacos are done
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 bundle cilantro fresh, or 1/2 tbsp dry cilantro
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper or 1 tsp dry sriracha
  • 1 large onion cut into large chunks or diced


  • Put small pieces of beef into your Instant Pot along with your onion and squeeze 3 limes inside (make sure seeds don't go into pot).
  • Sprinkle in all of your seasonings and stir so all meat and onions are well coated.
  • Chop cilantro bundle, tops, and add into your pot. Stir.
  • Close lid and steam valve and set on high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Do a quick release and serve inside of small corn tortillas with more raw onion and cilantro if desired, squeeze fresh lime on top of Instant Pot taco.
  • Can heat some oil on your stove and lightly fry your tortillas prior to filling them if desired.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 356mg | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2.8mg