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Easy Beef Barbacoa
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Easy Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa

Easy Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa is smoky and a little spicy beef cooked with chipotle peppers to the most tender mouth watering deliciousness. Only 5 Ingredients made in the Pressure Cooker or in a Slow Cooker and will be ready for a family pleasing meal with little effort and lots of flavor!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Beef Barbacoa, Instant Pot, Slow Cooker
Servings: 12
Calories: 370kcal


  • 4 pound chuck roast
  • garlic salt to taste
  • 2 ounce can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup beef stock or broth
  • 3 bay leaves


  • Sprinkle garlic salt as desired on both sides of chuck roast. In Instant Pot (6 Quart) on saute setting, sear each side of roast. You can also do this in a skillet on medium high heat then transfer to slow cooker.
  • In IP or slow cooker, pour in the can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce on top of roast. (If you prefer a smooth sauce, pour can of peppers into blender or food processor and pulse until smooth before pouring on roast)
  • Next, pour 1 cup of beef stock or broth around roast. Toss in bay leaves. Lock IP and set to Pressure Cook on High for 70 minutes, let pressure release. For slow cooker, set on low for 8 hours or 6 hours on high.
  • Once done, shred with two forks and serve with hard or soft tortillas with desired toppings.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 228mg | Sugar: 1g