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Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef

beef barbacoa
beef barbacoa

Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Latin
Servings 4


  • knife
  • cutting board
  • Instant Pot


  • 1.5 lbs chuck roast
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 can (3.5 oz) chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chiles
  • 1 small red onion (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 each bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup water


  • Add chipotle peppers, diced green chiles, onions, garlic, lime juice, vinegar, and water in a blender. Blend until smooth
  • Place chuck roast at the bottom of the Instant Pot
  • Pour in the blended sauce
  • Add seasonings and cilantro. Mix well
  • Securely close the lid and set vent to "sealing". Press "Manual", then press "pressure" until it says "high pressure". Then adjust the timer to 50 minutes. Let it cook, and then follow the manual instructions to turn the vent to "venting" and wait until all the steam has released and the valve drops.
  • Remove the lid. Shred the beef using two forks. Serve with a bowl of rice, on top of nachos, or with salad.

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