Instant Pot Carne Asada

Instant Pot Street Tacos Recipe

Do you love tacos?

They are something everybody, including kids love to eat – here is how you can make a variation of the famous Mexican shredded beef not in a slow cooker but in a pressure cooker – fast and easy that the whole family enjoys eating.

This is helpful if you have a crowd to feed with Carne Asada (see online calculator).

Look at this Short (Vertical For Phone) video to see step by step how to make Instant Pot Tacos Street Style with Beef.

The great thing about the pressure cooker method is all the ingredients get put or tossed inside the instant pot no stirring for hours.

You can then get creative and squeeze extra lime juice on each taco or buritto.

It’s also topped with a little Salsa Verde and Guacamole Yum – Yum – Yum.

Step 1

Cut off any excess fat from the beef cut you use (we used brisket, but you can use tri tip – can use chuck roast or any beef cut) Thinly slice the steak – about 1/4-1/2 inch. Then chop into bite-size pieces.

Cut Beef For Beef Tacos
Cut Beef For Beef Tacos

Marinate Steak – put cumin powder, 1/2 the chili powder and 1/2 the paprika and massage it all over the steak it is a simple marinade (let it stand for about 30 minutes while you continue to prepare the other ingredients)

See How to Cook Carne Asada in 30 minutes.

marinade for beef tacos
Marinade for beef tacos

Saute – Turn the instant pot to saute and add a little olive oil – and cook the onions till clear, then add the garlic and cook for another 1 minute – stirring all the time. Similar to cooking carne asada in a pan.

Deglaze with Beef Broth
Deglaze with Beef Broth

Put the steak in and brown it off.

Now add the beef broth or beef stock (you can use chicken stock) and use it to deglaze the bottom of the pot.

Cook In Instant Pot Beef Tacos
Cook In Instant Pot Beef Tacos

Add the parsley and the rest of the chili powder, paprika and season with salt and pepper. Then add in the honey.

Cook on High-Pressure time is about 20 minutes with 10 minutes of natural release.

Check the meat is tender.

Chefs Tip – to really take your steak taco to the next level, you can brown the meat under the grill for 5 minutes, watching carefully just until the tips brown – this will give you an amazing flavored steak taco.

Broil Beef For Tacos Extra Taste
Broil Beef For Tacos Extra Taste

Salsa Make a salsa by dicing the tomato and red onions – and adding diced cilantro (coriander) with some lime juice. – Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Guacamole – mash an avocado and mix with a little lime or lemon juice. – Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Guacamole For Carne Asada
Guacamole Made For Carne Asada

Thinly cut the lettuce. Next, build the steak tacos.

It is worth noting that this recipe can make steak fajitas.

Corn tortillas- If you warm them using the oven. They are able to be molded to your favorite shape.

Add the toppings of your choice.

instant pot carne asada
instant pot carne asada

How Long To Cook Carne Asada Recipe In Instant Pot?

You will love cooking in the instant pot because everything cooks quickly and comes out super moist and tender.

Just set the pressure to high pressure for 20 minutes, and by the time the pressure releases – you can have your whole dinner ready. This is also a budget-friendly recipe.

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Instant Pot Carne Asada

Beef carne asada - Beef Tortillia Tacos
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time28 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Amercian, Mexican
Keyword: beef tacos, carne asada, Tacos
Servings: 6
Calories: 673kcal
Cost: 12.06

Ingredients

  • 2 lb brisket Other Steak Cuts OK - e.g sirloin
  • 1 onion
  • 2 limes can use lemon
  • cup beef stock beef broth
  • ½ cup cilantro Can use powdered
  • ½ cup parsley Can use powdered
  • ¼ cup oregano Can use powdered
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cups cheese shreeded
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp chili or caayene
  • 12 tortillas

Instructions

  • Cut off any excess fat from the beef cut you use (we used brisket, but you can use tri tip - can use chuck roast or any beef cut) Slice the steak quite thin - about 1/4-1/2 inch. Now chop or cut into small bite-sized pieces.
  • Marinate Steak - put cumin powder, 1/2 the chili powder and 1/2 the paprika and massage it all over the steak it is a simple marinade (let it stand for about 30 minutes while you continue to prepare the other ingredients)
  • Turn the instant pot to saute and add a little olive oil - and cook the onions till clear then add the garlic and cook for another 1 minute - stirring all the time.
    Put the steak in and brown it off.
  • Now add the beef broth or beef stock (can use chicken stock) and use it to deglaze the bottom of the pot.
    Next add the parsley and the rest of the chili powder, paprika and season with salt and pepper. Then add in the honey.
  • Cook on High Pressure for 20 minutes with 10 minutes natural release.
    Check the meat is tender.
    Chefs Tip - to really take your steak taco to the next level you can brown the meat under the grill for 5 minutes, watching carefully just until the tips brown - this will give you an amazing flavored steak taco.
  • Salsa Make a salsa by dicing the tomato and red onions - and adding diced cilantro (corriander) with some lime juice. - Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Guacamole - mash an avocado and mix with a little lime or lemon juice. - Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Slice the lettuce and you are now ready to build your amazing steak tacos - you can also use this instant pot recipe to make steak fajitas.
    Corn tortilla- warm in the oven and then you can mold them into any shape you want for serving.
    Using a spoon put the meat and mixture into the tortillas - add the salsa and guacolmole. Use cilantro on the top, add onions, serve with lemons or limes.

Nutrition

Serving: 200g | Calories: 673kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 1279mg | Potassium: 1025mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1041IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 405mg | Iron: 7mg

Now Choose Your Favorite Taco Toppings

  • soy sauce,
  • garlic salt,
  • chili powder
  • taco seasoning –
  • orange juice sprinkle
  • sweet potato filling
  • sour cream

What Steak Can I Use to Make Homemade Steak Tacos

What is the best cut of meat for carne asada?

This taco recipe is very flexible – using a pressure cooker (just like a crock pot) you can use cheaper cuts of meat as the cooking process makes then pull apart tender and with the marinade and seasoning, they are full of flavor. However, you can easily use

  • sirloin steak
  • ribeye steak
  • or really any cut of beef.

This recipe and method is versatile and equally delicious with skirt or flank steak.

Chicken tacos are also delicious and can use a similar recipe – use chicken broth.