Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword instant pot recipe, Mexican shredded beef
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 319 kcal
Author Sue Ringsdorf


  • 2 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast - cut into two inch chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste
  • 1 medium onion - diced
  • 1/2 large jalapeno - diced (with or without seeds)
  • 1/2 cup chipotle peppers in adobe - approx 4 peppers plus sauce
  • 1 large orange - freshly squeezed
  • 1 large lime - freshly squeezed
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups beef broth - or a beer
  • rice, corn, tomatoes, red onion, avocado, and skinny chipotle ranch dressing - if using to make bowls


  1. Prepare the beef, by cutting it into two-inch cubes. Season liberally with salt and pepper, and add the onion powder and cumin.

  2. Set the Instant Pot to saute. Drizzle some olive oil in the pot, and add half of the beef. Saute on all sides by turning the beef often, until all sides are browned. Repeat with the remaining half of the beef.

  3. Remove the beef, and then add the chopped onion and jalapeno, along with additional olive oil, if needed. Saute until softened. Turn saute function off.

  4. Place the beef back in the instant pot, along with the chopped chipotle peppers, the juice from one lime and one orange, and the beef broth (enough to almost cover the meat). Set the instant pot to pressure cook, and change the time to 55 minutes. Do a 10 minute natural release, and then open the vent. Remove lid when able.

  5. Remove the beef, and use a slotted spoon to remove the pepper and onion bits. Shred the beef with two forks, and drizzle some of the liquid (from the instant pot) overtop.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 520mg23%
Potassium 616mg18%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 136IU3%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.