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Instant Pot Carne Asada Street Tacos

Marinated Bottom Round Steak seared and served in a corn or flour tortilla for a delicious Instant Pot Carne Asada or Street Taco as known by some. These are perfect for your big game party.

Instant Pot Carne Asada Street Tacos

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Instant Pot Carne Asada Street Tacos

The great thing about this recipe is that you can use the meat mixture for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, or salads.

Besides the fact that they are done in the instant pot and you can be eating dinner within the hour. How awesome is that! 

With the “Big Game” just a couple of weeks away, these are perfect to throw together for your game day party.

They don’t take up much time and everyone can help themselves.

instant pot carne asada street tacos

Which Instant Pot is Best?

I believe that whichever Instant Pot you have is going to be the best choice for you. It really is a personal preference in my opinion.

I’ve had an Ivation Instant Pot before I got my Ninja Foodie for Christmas. And to me, they both work the same way.

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Street Tacos Ingredients 

  • Instant pot
  • Beef bottom round roast, sliced into 1/4 pieces
  • Onion, finely chopped
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Lime juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Orange juice
  • Soy sauce
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Chile powder
  • Cumin pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Chopped onions for the topping
  • Cilantro
  • Corn tortillas
  • For exact amounts, please see the recipe card below.

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What’s the difference between Chile Powder and Chili Powder?

Chile powder is made from ground chile peppers and doesn’t have any additives. Whereas chili powder is a blend of spices along with ground chile peppers. 

How to Make Carne Asada Tacos

In a medium bowl, combine the lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, Apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, chopped garlic, salt, chile powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper.

Place steak into a bowl and let marinate for 3 hours.

Once marinated, cut the steak into 1/4 in pieces.

Turn on your IP to sauté.

Add the oil and 1/2 C of onions and sauté for 2 mins, stirring a few times. Turn off IP.

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How Long to Cook Carne Asada in the Instant Pot

Add meat to IP and set to meat/stew adjusted down to 6 minutes. If your pot doesn’t have a meat/stew button, just hit pressure cook and set the time down to 6 minutes.

Allow pressure to naturally release for 15 minutes.

Once done, pull the meat out and set it in a bowl.

Grab some cilantro leaves and chop. Add cilantro to the 1/4 Cup of onions and mix.

Take a tortilla scoop some meat onto it as well as the onion cilantro mix and pico and Enjoy!

instant pot beef tacos

Yield: 12

Instant Pot Carne Asada Street Tacos

instant pot carne asada street tacos

Marinated Bottom Round Steak seared and served in a corn or flour tortilla for a delicious Instant Pot Carne Asada or Street Taco as known by some. These are perfect for your big game party. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes

Ingredients

  • Instant pot
  • 2 lbs of beef bottom round roast, sliced into 1/4 pieces
  • Onion, finely chopped 1/2 C
  • Pico De Gallo 1/2 C
  • Lime juice 1/2 C
  • Lemon juice 1/4 C
  • Orange juice 1/4 C
  • Soy sauce 1/4 C s
  • Apple cider vinegar 2 TBSP
  • Chopped garlic 1 tsp
  • tsp salt
  • TBSP Chile powder
  • Cumin pepper 1 tsp
  • Cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/4 C chopped onions for the topping
  • Cilantro
  • Corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, Apple cider Vinegar, soy sauce, chopped garlic, salt, chile powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Place steak into bowl and let marinate for 3 hours.
  3. Once marinated, cut the steak into 1/4 in pieces.
  4. Turn on your IP to sauté.
  5. Add the oil and 1/2 C of onions and sauté for 2 mins, stirring a few times.
  6. Turn off IP.

How Long to Cook Carne Asada in the Instant Pot

  1. Add meat to IP and set to meat/stew adjusted down to 6 minutes.
  2. Allow pressure natural release for 15 minutes.
  3. Once done, pull meat out and set in a bowl.
  4. Grab some cilantro leafs and chop.
  5. Add cilantro to the 1/4 Cup of onions and mix.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 537mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 21g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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Instant Pot Carne Asada Street Tacos

 

Kacie

Thursday 19th of August 2021

By "meat/stew" button... Are you meaning the slow cook or bake/roast button?

Mary

Thursday 19th of August 2021

Some pressure cookers have a meat/stew button on them but some do not. If it doesn't, just hit the pressure cook button and adjust the time down to 6 minutes. My Ninja Foodi starts at 10 minutes when I hit pressure cook, so I hit the down button for 6 minutes. Hope that helps.

Joe Edwards-Hoff

Thursday 4th of March 2021

Cooking this NOW. Meat is marinating. One suggestion is to group the ingredient list by step. I added the oil to thr marinade because it was in the middle of the marinade ingredients. That said, it should hurt!

Mary

Thursday 4th of March 2021

Thank you for letting me know. I have moved it down the list.

Sheryl

Saturday 30th of May 2020

When I pour the marinated meat in the IP to cook it, do I pour in all of the marinade as well or just the meat? Does meat not have to cook in some kind of juice or broth?

Mary

Sunday 31st of May 2020

Yes, pour the juice in also.

Cassi

Sunday 19th of April 2020

Hello, I'm sorry, I am new to using an instapot. What do you mean by turning meat/stew setting down to 6 minutes, but then pressure cook for 15 minutes? thanks :)

Mary

Monday 20th of April 2020

Hi Cassi,

I meant for it to say natural pressure release for 15 minutes, but my big fingers mis typed it. Sorry about that but thank you for bringing it to my attention. Mary

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