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Instant Pot Taco Meat on a plate in lettuce wrap
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Instant Pot Taco Meat

Make beef tacos your who family will love with this easy Instant Pot Taco Meat with real food ingredients and packed full of flavor. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Time to Pressurize12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: instant pot taco, taco meat recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Don't Mess With Mama



  • Gather your ingredients together.
    Ingredients for Instant Pot Taco Meat
  • Turn on the Saute button on the Instant Pot, and add oil and dd ground beef and cook until lightly brown.
    ground beef in a pan
  • Add garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, oregano, salt, black pepper, and chopped cilantro. Stir until mixed well.
    ground beef and seasoning in a pan
  • Turn off Saute function. Add broth and salsa verde. Put lid on and close pressure value. Select the Manual high pressure / pressure cooking for 10 minutes. It takes about 12 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure, so add that to your total time.
    pouring salsa verde onto cooked ground beef
  • When Instant Pot beeps, turn the pressure value and let it depressurize for a Quick Release. Check the consistency of the meat. You might want to put the Instant Pot on Saute mode to cook the beef a bit longer to reduce the liquid.
    cooking ground beef in a pot
  • Open the lid and stir well. Scoop out using a ladle into a bowl. Garnish with cilantro and serve up with your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, and corn tortillas. 

    a bowl of taco meat


The actual cook time is 20 minutes in the Instant Pot but it takes about 12-15 minutes to come to pressure to start cooking.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 646mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg