Instant Pot Taco Meat

  • Author: Ashley Thomas
  • Yield: 2 pounds meat 1x


  • 2 pounds ground beef (or ground meat of choice)
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 2 red onions, diced
  • 3 green bell peppers, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • Cilantro, garnish


  1. Add all of the ingredients to the Instant Pot except for the ground beef.
  2. Press the “sauté” button and stir-fry for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Then add the ground beef to the pot and cook until mostly brown.
  4. Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook for 10 minutes at high pressure.
  5. Naturally release pressure (or you can quick release too if you’re in a hurry).
  6. Open the lid, and if the meat released any liquid then press the sauté button to boil it off.
  7. Garnish with cilantro and serve.


  • I do not add any additional water to the Instant Pot prior to cooking this because meat naturally releases water as it cooks. You can add a bit of water if you’d like, but you’ll need to boil it off at the end by pressing the sauté button once it’s done cooking.