My goal of sharing more Instant Pot recipes this year is going well (you can check out a few more in my Instant Pot recipe collection) and I have one more to add to the line-up: Green Chili Beef Tacos! Tacos are the most-requested dinner in our household, and even more so since we got a tortilla-maker kit for Christmas (they’re so delicious). I’m constantly brainstorming recipes that I can quickly throw in the Instant Pot and then walk away from until it’s time to put dinner on the table — these easy green chili tacos are one of those dishes.A few things I love about this dish: 1) you can use a really inexpensive stew meat for the shredded beef because it gets so tenderized in the cooking process, 2) it takes minimal ingredients — just a few spices, tomato paste and beef stock to create a sauce, and the green chilis, jalapeños and onions — to get a ton of flavor, 3) I can make a big batch and use the leftovers for easy lunches (it reheats really well!). If you’re making these for kids, or don’t love a ton of spice, you can leave the jalapeño out. Once the Instant Pot beeps, I know I have a few minutes to chop up some toppings and set the table, and dinner is ready! Get the full recipe below:

Instant Pot Green Chili Beef Tacos.
Serves: 4-6 Servings
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 lbs. of Chuck Roast or Top Round Beef, cubed
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 Jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Cumin
  • 1 Tsp. Chili Powder
  • 7 oz. Can of Chopped Green Chilies
  • 2 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • ⅔ Cup of Beef Broth
  1. Drizzle olive oil in Instant Pot and set to sauté mode.
  2. Add cubed beef, diced onion and minced jalapenos to the Instant Pot and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. After 5 minutes, add spices: garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and chili powder. Stir to coat the beef, then add chopped green chilies, tomato paste, and beef broth.
  4. Close the Instant Pot and set to high pressure for 40 minutes.
  5. After the beef is done, use a slotted spoon to remove the pieces and transfer to a bowl. Use two forks to shred the beef and add back in any liquid from the Instant Pot you need to coat the pieces with the sauce.
  6. Serve warm with tortillas and taco toppings of your choice.