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Instant Pot Beef Taco Meat

Make Instant Pot Beef Taco Meat with fresh or frozen ground beef and homemade seasoning with this easy recipe. Perfect for tacos and burritos.
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
pressure time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 131kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 to 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • taco seasoning 3 tablespoons homemade or 1 packet
  • ¾ cup organic low sodium beef broth
  • 15 ounce can black beans optional


  • Press SAUTE button on Instant Pot, and when it reads hot, add the olive oil and ground beef
  • Break beef up with wooden spoon or spatula, and cook until no longer pink. Drain fat, if necessary. Add taco seasoning, and stir. 
  • Hit Cancel, and pour in beef broth. Add black beans over beef. (if using) Place lid on pressure cooker, turn vent to Sealing, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 5 minutes
  • Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure, then begin counting down and cook for 5 minutes. When pot beeps, turn vent for a quick release or do manual release to keep warm until serving
  • When pin drops, remove lid, stir meat mixture, and serve. To reduce liquid, hit SAUTE, and cook for 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced


Recipe was made in 6-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. Add more water for 8 quart.
Cook frozen ground beef with beef broth for 10 minutes. Do a quick release, turn pot to Sauté, break up meat, drain if necessary, add taco seasoning, more broth, and finish cooking.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 377mg | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 2.3mg