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Instant Pot Taco Meat Recipe: Simple & Flavorful

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This instant pot taco meat recipe is my go-to for a quick, flavorful dinner. Just brown the beef, sauté the onions, mix in the seasoning, and let the pot do its magic!

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Fancy some zesty, succulent, Tex-Mex flavor tonight? Well, pal, you're in luck! My tried-and-true instant pot taco meat recipe is what you need. Yes, you heard right - rich, savory ground beef seasoned to perfection. It's a quick, simple dish that will take your taste buds on a tour to Mexico, right from your kitchen. Can't resist? Let's get started!

Ingredients for Delicious Instant Pot Taco Meat

  • Ground beef: Essential protein base, adds richness and flavor to the dish, a classic choice for taco meat recipes.
  • Onion: Provides aromatic flavor and texture, complements the beef, and adds depth to the overall taste of the taco meat.
  • Taco seasoning: Infuses the meat with traditional Mexican flavors, simplifies the seasoning process, and enhances the overall taste profile.
  • Beef broth: Adds moisture and richness to the meat, intensifies the beef flavor, and helps create a flavorful cooking liquid.

Essential Tools for Making Taco Meat in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking process and infuses flavors efficiently.
  • Spatula: Helps in stirring and flipping the taco meat for even cooking.

Instant Pot Taco Meat Recipe: Simple & Flavorful

This Instant Pot Taco Meat Recipe is simple and flavorful, perfect for a quick and easy meal. Serve it in tacos, burritos, or over rice for a delicious dinner.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 300 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Sauté Function


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup beef broth


  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and brown the ground beef.
  • Add the diced onion and cook until softened.
  • Stir in the taco seasoning and beef broth.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid, set to high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Quick release the pressure and stir the taco meat.
  • Serve in tacos, burritos, or over rice.


This recipe is versatile and can be used in various dishes like tacos, burritos, or even over rice. Adjust the seasoning to your taste.


Calories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 20gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 300mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Instant Pot, Quick Dinner, Taco Meat
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Meal Prep and Storage Tips for Instant Pot Taco Meat

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the taco meat according to the recipe.
  • Let the taco meat cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the taco meat and let it cool completely.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container or bag, label with the date, and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Ground turkey can be a lean and tasty alternative to ground beef in this instant pot taco meat recipe.

Common Questions About Making Taco Meat in the Instant Pot

Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute ground turkey for ground beef in this recipe for a leaner option.
How spicy is the taco meat with the taco seasoning packet?
The spiciness level of the taco meat will depend on the brand of taco seasoning used. Adjust the amount to suit your preference.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time and reheat it later?
Absolutely! You can make the taco meat ahead of time and store it in the fridge for a few days or freeze it for longer storage. Just reheat it when ready to eat.
Is this taco meat recipe gluten-free?
To ensure the recipe is gluten-free, use a taco seasoning packet that is labeled gluten-free and check that the beef broth does not contain gluten.
Can I double the recipe if I need to feed a larger crowd?
Yes, you can easily double the ingredients in the recipe to make a larger batch of taco meat in your instant pot. Adjust the cooking time as needed.

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