These Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef Burrito Bowls are easy to shred and easy to love with their savory goodness! Speaking of easy, you can cook the barbacoa beef with the press of a button thanks to the magic of Instant Pot.
Gather your ingredients. You’ll need a chuck roast steak (2-4 lbs.), avocado oil, beef broth, lime juice, chipotle peppers in adobo, garlic, oregano, cumin, ground cloves, and bay leaves.
Remove your chuck roast from the packaging and dry with a paper towel.
Carefully season the roast with a light dusting of salt and black pepper. It’s important not to oversalt the meat during this step.
After you’ve seasoned one side of the meat, flip and season the other side.
Press the Sauté button in the lower left hand corner of your Instant Pot.
Wait until the indicator light shows “Hot”.
Add the avocado oil to the hot pot; making sure the entire surface is coated.
Carefully place the roast steak in the Instant Pot.
Brown for 8 minutes on each side. Do not disturb until ready to flip (I promise you it isn’t burning, just trust the process!).
After the roast has browned on each side, remove and set aside.
Pour in the beef broth and the lime juice.
With a wooden spoon, deglaze the bottom of the pot completely.
Add the garlic.
Add the chipotle peppers in adobo, oregano, cumin, ground cloves, and bay leaves.
Add roast back to the Instant Pot. It will not be submerged completely in the liquid, only partially.
Secure the Instant Pot lid and make sure the steam release handle is moved to the “sealing” position.
Cook on High Pressure for 45 minutes for a 2 lb roast (50 minutes for a 3 lb roast & 55 minutes for a 4 lb roast) + allow time for a Full Natural Release (which will take anywhere from 25-30 minutes).
Open the lid carefully (once the pressure has released naturally and the float valve has dropped), then transfer the roast to a cutting board.
Shred beef & discard fatty pieces.
The sky is the limit! Virtually any ingredient that would be good in a typical burrito would also work well with this recipe! Here’s what I used on my bowls, which were absolutely delicious!
Here are some additional ingredient ideas: