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Instant Pot Barbacoa Tacos with Salsa Verde

Quickly and easily make delicious Instant Pot Barbacoa Tacos any night of the week!
Categories Crock Pot, Dinner, Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Weeknight Dinner
Difficulty Easy
Keyword instant pot barbacoa, instant pot taco recipes, instant pot tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 410 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


For The Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef:

For the Toppings:


  1. Push the “Sauté “button on the Instant Pot and set to high. Add the olive oil and allow to get hot.
  2. Add the beef to the Instant Pot and sear the meat on all sides until well-browned, about 3 minutes each side.
  3. Take out the meat out of the Instant Pot, and add the onions and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes, until the garlic is fragrant and the onions are beginning to sweat.
  4. Add the beef broth and stir to combine, scraping any bits off the bottom of the pot.
  5. Return the meat to the pot.
  6. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and seal closed. Push the vent knob to the back.
  7. Cancel the “Sauté” mode and then push the “Manual” button, and set to 50 minutes.
  8. When the timer goes off, quick release the vent or let it come down from pressure naturally.
  9. Shred the beef into bite size pieces.
  10. Top the La Tortilla Factory Hand Made Style tortillas with the barbacoa beef, avocado, red onion, cottage cheese (AKA queso fresco), fresh cilantro and the salsa verde.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Barbacoa Tacos with Salsa Verde
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 175
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.4g30%
Saturated Fat 6.4g32%
Cholesterol 86.7mg29%
Sodium 772.1mg32%
Carbohydrates 22.1g7%
Fiber 5.8g23%
Sugar 2.7g3%
Protein 33.3g67%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.