Today I’ve got an amazing Chipotle copycat recipe up my sleeve – and it’s made using an Instant Pot! My Instant Pot Barbacoa Chipotle Copycat recipe tastes like the real deal! It’s juicy, tender and tastes amazing wrapped in a soft-shell taco, topped with cilantro and lime.
So the next time your kids ask for take-out, whip up this Instant Pot dinner instead! They’ll love the taste and won’t even realize it’s homemade.
- 2.5 lbs. beef chuck roast, cut into 2-inch cubes
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 3 tbsp minced garlic
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 3 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: about 1 hr.
Total time: 1 hr., 10 minutes
On the Instant Pot, turn the sauté function on. Set aside and allow it to heat up while the marinade gets prepared.
Once the Instant Pot is hot, add the cooking oil. Next, add meat, garlic and onions. Toss until the meat browns completely.
Once the meat is browned, pour the marinade over on top. Stir well until the meat is evenly coated with the marinade.
Close and seal the Instant Pot according to the machine’s directions. Set it to manual high pressure for 30 minutes.
Once the time is up, allow for a 15-minute Natural Press Release.
Remove the meat from the Instant Pot and transfer onto a cutting board. Shred with two forks.
Enjoy the copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Beef with rice, and a taco topped with cilantro and lime, or just by itself!