Instant Pot Savory Barbacoa Beef

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recipe by Chop Secrets

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 30mins
  • Serves icon
  • Calories icon

Savory Barbacoa Beef

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recipe updated May 6, 2020


  • Canned green chiles icon
    Canned green chiles
    ¾ cup
  • Onion icon
    1 (140g)
  • Chuck roast icon
    Chuck roast
  • Avocado icon
    as needed
  • Cilantro icon
    as needed
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    as needed
  • Beer icon
    177ml (177ml)
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce icon
    Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
    x 3 (about 594g)
  • Lime juice icon
    Lime juice
    about ¼ cup (60g)
  • Apple cider vinegar icon
    Apple cider vinegar
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    1 tbsp (6g)
  • Ground cloves icon
    Ground cloves
    about ¼ tsp (1g)
  • Dried oregano icon
    Dried oregano
    2 tsp (1g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
  • Kosher salt icon
    Kosher salt
    1 tbsp (about 8g)
  • Corn tortilla icon
    Corn tortilla
    as needed
  • Lime icon
    as needed


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Blender
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon Blender jug
  • kCook icon Cutting board
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add beer, Canned Green Chiles, onion, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, ground cumin, ground cloves, dried oregano, black pepper and garlic clove to a clean blender jug
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Add olive oil to the inner pot
  4. Heat until hot - Sauté, Normal
  5. Then add chuck roast to the inner pot
  6. Cook each side until browned - approx 4 min
  7. Transfer marinade to inner pot
  8. Deglaze with a wooden spoon
  9. Add bay leaves to the inner pot
  10. Mix until well combined
  11. Cancel - Sauté
  12. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  13. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 1 hr
  14. Natural release - 15 min
  15. Quick release
  16. Transfer meat to cutting board
  17. Shred
  18. Return meat to inner pot
  19. Season with kosher salt
  20. Toss until coated
  21. Transfer content of inner pot to large serving bowl
  22. Serve with corn tortilla, avocado, cilantro, red onion and lime
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