The Best Instant Pot Tacos Ever!

The Best Instant Pot Tacos Ever!

We know you're already on board the taco train (woo, woo!) but are you on the Instant Pot train? You should be! It dramatically reduces your cooking time without sacrificing flavor. For busy athletes, it can be a lifesaver. You can shop for one here and check out more info on the Instant Pot website.  

In honor of National Taco Day, here's our favorite recipe!

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For taco seasoning:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder (optional, depending how much spice you like!)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

For the tacos:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or ghee
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Optional delicious-ness:

  • Tortillas, taco shells or lettuce cups
  • Avocado or guacamole (not really optional)
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheese


  1. Combine all of the seasoning ingredients into a small bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
  2. Place the cooking oil into your Instant Pot and select ‘sauté’ mode. Once melted, add the red onion and bell pepper to the pot and sauté until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Crumble in the ground beef and sauté until browned. Add the garlic and taco seasoning, and stir well to combine.
  3. Seal the lid on the Instant Pot. Press ‘cancel/off’ and then select ‘manual’ mode. Press the ‘-‘ button until the screen says 10 minutes.
  4. Make yourself a margarita.
  5. Once the Instant Pot has finished cooking, manually release the pressure.

Enjoy your delicious tacos! Shoutout to Living Loving Paleo for the original recipe. 

Now it's your turn! Let us know what your favorite Instant Pot recipe is in the comments below. 



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One of my favorites is Salsa Chicken. Ridiculously easy!

3 lbs chicken thighs
3 cups of your favorite salsa

Combine in the instant pot.
Set to pressure cook for 20 minutes, with natural release.
That’s it! It ends up taking just under an hour with warm up and release times.
Great for tacos, burritos, or on its own.

*Cooking intensifies the heat of the salsa, so choose accordingly. I usually season to taste when done.

If I remember where this recipe came from, I’ll come back and site the source.


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