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Instant Pot Taco Meat

Instant Pot Taco Meat

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Servings 2 pounds meat


  • 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


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