Skip the chain restaurants and make your own Barbacoa Beef in your Instant Pot! This delicious spiced Mexican shredded beef involves easy prep, and in less than two hours you've got the tastiest filling for tacos, burritos, and salads!
Keyword: barbacoa beef
2.5-3poundsbeef chuck roast
Kosher saltto taste
Black pepperto taste
4chipotle chilis in adobo
3tablespoonsapple cider vinegar
Set your Instant Pot to Saute. Drizzle oil inside and heat until displays reads HOT.
Cut the roast into 3 pieces and season with salt and pepper. Sear the chunks of beef in the Instant Pot on all sides, about 2 minutes per side. Press Cancel. Remove beef to a plate and splash some beef broth into the pot and deglaze.
Add the remaining ingredients (except the bay leaves) to a food processor and blend until mostly smooth.
Return beef to pot. Pour chipotle sauce over the roast and turn to coat; add bay leaves. Secure lid and pressure valve. Cook on Manual High for 60 minutes, and allow a full natural release.
Remove and discard bay leaves, then shred beef with two forks, tossing well in the sauce to coat.