Tacos are a staple in my house as my family loves taco night. This instant pot taco meat recipe is the easiest way to prepare the taco meat. Once you cook your taco meat this way, you’ll never go back to the way you were cooking it before!
You need a pressure cooker for this Instant Pot Ground Beef Tacos Recipe.
If you have been putting off trying an instant pot, I highly recommend going ahead and biting the bullet. I love using the pressure cooker when I don’t have much time to prepare dinner.
You can find the Instant pot on sale here. It has completely changed the way I cook and prepare dinners at my house and I love it!
The instant pot is perfect for when you forget to defrost meat or chicken for dinner as you can easily cook frozen meat in the pressure cooker and it still tastes amazing. You can toss everything in and have dinner ready in no time at all.
I am not exaggerating when I say that the Instant Pot is a complete game changer!
You may also want to check out these Instant Pot Accessories to make pressure cooking a breeze.
If you don’t have a pressure cooker yet, you can make crock pot taco meat instead.
Let’s make Pressure Cooker Ground Beef Tacos!
What ingredients are needed for Pressure Cooker Taco Meat?
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 cup salsa
- 4 tablespoons Taco seasoning – I use Homemade Taco Seasoning (This recipe is the best!)
- 1 cup of water
Pressure Cooker Ground Beef Taco Meat is the easiest meal!
Learn how to make homemade taco seasoning. This is one of my favorite recipes on my blog because it’s so simple and so easy.
I usually make this in a big batch and keep it on hand. You will save so much money making this at home instead of buying it.
It is so nice not having to buy the little packets all the time at the grocery store. Plus, I love knowing exactly what is in the taco seasoning.
How do you cook instant pot taco meat?
You are not going to believe how EASY it is to make this taco meat instant pot. All you do is throw all the ingredients in your instant pot including the 1 cup of water.
You have to use at least 1 cup of liquid any time you use a pressure cooker. Seal the instant pot and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
After this cooking time, do a quick release on the instant pot and then use a spoon to break up the taco meat.
That’s all there is to it and this recipe will be ready to serve to all your friends and family. Trust me, after you make taco meat in a pressure cooker, you’ll never make it on your stove top again!
Note- You can add beef broth instead of water when making this taco meat instant pot if you prefer. If you decide to make instant pot ground beef tacos without salsa, I would use beef broth to add flavor.
Keep reading for the complete recipe.
Can I cook ground beef in my instant pot?
Yes, you can definitely cook ground beef in the instant pot and you do not need to brown the meat first on your stove top. An instant pot makes cooking with ground beef even easier.
I put the ground beef in the pressure cooker raw and then use a spoon or meat tenderizer to break the meat up once it has been cooked.
Can you thaw meat in an instant pot?
If you forgot to thaw your ground beef for this recipe, don’t worry! The instant pot is great at taking frozen food to a wonderfully cooked dinner in no time at all.
You can put the frozen ground beef directly into the pressure cooker. If you are using frozen meat, you will need to increase the pressure cooking time to 35 minutes to allow for the meat to thaw and cook for this pressure cooker ground beef taco meat.
Can you brown meat in an instant pot?
One of my favorite features of the instant pot is the sauté option. The sauté option allows the instant pot to work just like a pot on the stove top. You can use this feature if you prefer to brown the meat instead of using the pressure cooker feature.
I always cook instant pot taco meat on the pressure cooker option but this feature works great for recipes that do require browned ground beef.
What type of toppings are good with this Pressure Cooker Ground Beef Taco Meat?
- shredded cheese
- sour cream
You can serve this instant pot recipe with tortillas or taco shells. Also, if you are gluten free, you can serve this best instant pot tacos with corn tortillas or as a salad.
You can also add rice to your tacos. My family loves adding rice to their tacos or making delicious burritos out of the meat instead.
Learn how to freeze rice and you can make this even easier. I love to grab the rice from the freezer in the morning and when we come home it is ready for dinner. We either eat it as a side dish or put in our tacos.
I enjoy making a taco bar so that everyone can have what they like on their tacos.
You can also try instant pot turkey taco meat.
You can also substitute ground turkey instead of beef in this recipe as well. Throw in a little homemade taco seasoning and you are set!
Easy Instant Pot Taco Meat is perfect for parties!
Not only does your instant pot make family dinners a breeze but it is great for parties or large crowds. We love to double the recipe so that we can serve tacos for parties and using a pressure cooker makes it so easy.
I’m not stuck in the kitchen and my instant pot does all the work. Plus, the taco meat stays nice and warm until everyone is ready to eat.
Sometimes, we create walking tacos when we host a party. This instant pot taco meat recipe is perfect for the taco meat that is required for this recipe. These walking tacos are definitely a crowd pleaser!
This instant pot taco meat truly is perfect for any parties you might have.
Print this Instant Pot Taco Meat Recipe below:
You must try making ground beef tacos in an instant pot. It is quick and easy to make pressure cooker taco meat that doesn't require browning first.
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 cup salsa
- 4 tablespoons Taco seasoning - I use homemade taco seasoning
- 1 cup of water
Place the ground beef (raw) in the Instant pot.
Pour the salsa on top and Sprinkle with the taco seasoning.
Pour the water around the beef.
Add the lid and set the valve to sealing.
Set the pressure for 25 minutes.
Do a quick release to release the pressure. Then use a spoon to break up the taco meat and serve.
You can use frozen ground beef, but set the pressure timer to 35 minutes.
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- Instant Pot Chicken Ranch Tacos Recipe
- Instant Pot Street Tacos
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- Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos Recipe
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- Instant Pot Beef Brisket Recipe
- Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
- Instant Pot Chicken Scampi Recipe
- Instant Pot Italian Pork Chops
- Instant Pot Beef Gyro Recipe
- Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken Recipe
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- Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe
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