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Instant Pot Shredded Beef

You want the easiest to make yet most delicious and flavorful shredded beef? Grab your Instant Pot! This beef comes together in minutes and cooks in about an hour for beef so tender you’ll think it took all day!

shredded beef in a white bowl

Instant Pot Shredded Beef is a delicious dinner that your family will enjoy all week.
 
This is a must for meal prep!  You can freeze it for up to 3 months and use to quickly throw together healthy meals.   
 
Use in a variety of dishes:  burrito bowls, stuffed potatoes, beef sandwiches, over rice and veggies
 
The delicious blend of spices in this dish make it very versatile.  Cumin gives it a warm, earthy flavor while the paprika adds a peppery taste.  The oregano adds an aroma that smells amazing.  You likely have most (if not all) of these spices on hand already. 
 
chuck roast and spices prepped in a bowl

Ingredients You’ll Need…

shredded beef simmering in instant pot

How To Make Instant Pot Shredded Beef:

  • Rub roast with seasonings 
  • Heat oil on saute in Instant pot
  • Place roast in Instant Pot and sear on both sides until browned
  • Turn off pot, add beef broth
  • Cover, seal and set to high pressure for 60 minutes
  • Allow pressure to release naturally
  • Remove lid and transfer beef to large bowl
  • Shred and add lime juice

Pro Tips:

Browning the meat is optional but helps seal the spices into the meat.  If the meat isn’t browned before going into the pot, it’s flavor will expel into the liquid.  You’re left with a dish that doesn’t live up to its potential.  
 
Beef is done when it shreds easily with a fork.  It will shred when it reaches an internal temperature of 205 degrees F.
 
Cutting the meat into smaller chunks reduces cooking time.
 
Leftovers can be frozen for up to 3 months.  Use Souper Cubes or portion into bags for easy meal prep.
 
Chuck roast is from the shoulder part and can be tough, but it’s perfect for cooking in the instant pot because it becomes very tender.  Chuck roast might also be labeled as “pot roast” at the market.
 
One of the things I love most about the instant pot is how it allows you to sear and cook in the same pot.
 

shredded beef in a white bowl with a spoon

5 from 1 vote

Instant Pot Shredded Beef

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You want the easiest to make yet most delicious and flavorful shredded beef? Grab your Instant Pot! This beef comes together in minutes and cooks in about an hour for beef so tender you’ll think it took all day!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:1 hr
Pressurize:20 mins
Total Time:1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rub roast with seasonings
  • Heat oil on saute in Instant pot
  • Place roast in Instant Pot and sear on both sides until browned
  • Turn off pot, add beef broth
  • Cover, seal and set to high pressure for 60 minutes
  • Allow pressure to release naturally
  • Remove lid and transfer beef to large bowl
  • Shred and add lime juice

Notes

  • Browning the meat is optional
  • Beef is done when it shreds easily with a fork, 205 degrees F
  • Cut meat into smaller chunks to reduce cooking time
  • Freeze leftovers for up to 3 months - portion into bags
  • Serve as: tacos, burrito bowls, burritos, as a main dish
  • Chuck roast = "pot roast" at the market
 

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 376IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 296kcal
 
 

5 Comments

  1. I used this recipe to make what my husband called “the best tacos he’s ever had in his life.” The meat was so juicy and flavorful and shredded so easily.

  2. 5 stars
    This is one of my families most loved ways to cook a beef roast! After I shred it, I place it back into the instapot and simmer it so the liquids reduce and create an amazing sauce. We love it over rice and with a green veg like green beans, broccoli, or asparagus!

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