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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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Pressurize 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 296kcal


  • 6 quart Instant Pot



  • 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


  • 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


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