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This Venezuelan Shredded Beef (carne mechada) is ready in no time using the Instant Pot pressure cooker. The perfect quick weeknight dinner idea! 

Venezuelan Shredded Beef - Made In The Instant Pot

This Venezuelan Shredded Beef is ready in no time using the Instant Pot pressure cooker. The perfect quick weeknight dinner idea!
Course Entree
Cuisine Venezuelan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 -5 servings
Calories 430 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

  • 2 Lbs Flank or Skirt Steak cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Onions one chopped 4 wedges and the other one sliced
  • 1 Red Pepper sliced
  • 3 Tomatoes sliced
  • 4 cups Beef or chicken Stock
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Season beef with salt, pepper and minced garlic
  2. Chop 1 onion in 4 big wedges
  3. Place in the beef pressure cooker with the 4 wedges of onion and the stock
  4. Pressure cook for 20 minutes
  5. Release the pressure and open the lid
  6. Remove the beef and SAVE 2 cups of stock in another container
  7. With 2 forks, shred the beef. Beef should be tender enough to so easily. If not, cook for another 10 minutes
  8. Press the saute button of the Instant pot. Add the olive oil
  9. When the machine beeps, add the sliced onion, pepper and tomatoes. Cook until tender
  10. Add the shredded beef back in the pot and mix
  11. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of the saved stock, the Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, ketchup and cumin. Mix
  12. If sauce seems to dry, add a tad more of stock
  13. Season with salt and pepper
  14. Serve!
Nutrition Facts
Venezuelan Shredded Beef - Made In The Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 136mg45%
Sodium 797mg35%
Potassium 1481mg42%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 54g108%
Vitamin A 1070IU21%
Vitamin C 44.4mg54%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.