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This scrumptious beef barbacoa tacos recipe is made quickly in the pressure cooker and served with homemade pickled onions. Perfect for dinner and parties.

Pressure Cooker Beef Barbacoa Tacos

This scrumptious beef barbacoa tacos recipe is made quickly in the pressure cooker and served with homemade pickled onions. Perfect for dinner and parties. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 407 kcal

Ingredients

For Beef Barbacoa

  • 3 lbs Chuck Roast fat trimmed
  • 2-4 Chipotles in adobo sauce*
  • 1 can Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 cup Beef Stock
  • 1/2 Large Red Onion
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Salt + Pepper, to taste

For Pickled Onions (optional)

  • 1 Red Onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar

For Tacos

  • 10-12 Corn Tortillas
  • 1-2 Sliced Jalapeno optional
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro leaves optional
  • 2 cups Fresh Guacamole optional
  • 2 Limes, sliced optional

Instructions

For Beef Barbacoa

  1. Slice beef into large chunks. Season with salt and pepper and place in the pressure cooker 

    This scrumptious beef barbacoa tacos recipe is made quickly in the pressure cooker and served with homemade pickled onions. Perfect for dinner and parties.
  2. Place all the sauce ingredients in the blender, with the exception of the bay leaves. Puree

  3. Pour sauce all over the beef, add the bay leaves 

    This scrumptious beef barbacoa tacos recipe is made quickly in the pressure cooker and served with homemade pickled onions. Perfect for dinner and parties.
  4. Place lid on pressure cooker and cook on manual high pressure for 35 minutes 

  5. When the pressure cooker beeps, release the pressure (Quick Release) and when ready, open the lid

  6. Remove the beef from the pressure cooker and with 2 forks, shred

  7. Place the beef with the sauce on a container until ready to use

For Pickled Onions (optional)

  1. Place onions, vinegar, and sugar in a container. I used Rubbermaid Brilliance. Shake the container and place in the fridge for 2-3 hours, or until onions soften 

Taco Assembly

  1. Toast the corn tortillas 

  2. Place beef on top of the tortilla and top with your favorite toppings

  3. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

They are spicy, add more 3-4 if you like it super spicy, or 1-2 if you want the sauce mild. 

You can also make this recipe in the slow cooker. Simply cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Beef Barbacoa Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 407 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 276mg12%
Potassium 776mg22%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 11.2mg14%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.