Mexican Shredded Beef in Instant Pot

Quick Mexican shredded beef to use in tacos, burritos, nachos etc.

Prep: 10 min

Cook: 1 hr 30 min


1 tbsp chili powder

2 tsp salt

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp pepper

2 pounds boneless chuck roast

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 chopped onion

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp lime juice


  1. Turn on Instant Pot and set to saute.
  2. In a large container combine all seasonings. Cut roast into 4 large chunks. Roll chunks into seasoning, rub in and use all of the mixture.
  3. Add vegetable oil into pot for a couple of minutes, add onion and stir.
  4. Place roast chunks into pot and sear for a couple of minutes, turn, repeat until all sides are seared.
  5. Pour in water, cover and lock lid, make sure to set valve to seal.
  6. Set pot to pressure cook and set timer for 40 minutes.
  7. When done, set valve to vent, remove lid carefully, place beef chunks into a serving dish or large bowl, shred with 2 forks. Pour lime juice into broth, stir and pour over shredded meat.

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