Taco Night In An Instant

Chef preparing tacos

Taco Tuesday is a sacred night in many households. The joy it brings to both the faces and tastebuds of everyone who participates is pure magic. However, it is easy to mess up. If even the smallest detail is off, it can derail the whole thing. If preparing the meat for taco night has never been your strong suit, then this recipe is for you! This ground beef recipe is simple and quick to make and will be the star of the show Tuesday after Tuesday. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to create the perfect filling for your feast, starting with the main gadget itself; the Instant Pot.


You’ll need the basics, and we’re willing to bet you already have some of this in your pantry! Gather up 2 pounds of ground beef, 1 diced yellow onion, 2 cloves chopped garlic, 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon ground cumin, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.


Alright, let’s get this thing started! Pour 1 cup of water in your Instant Pot, along with the frozen ground beef. Lock your lid and set the cooking time to 10 minutes on high pressure. When the timer goes off, release the pressure and take off the lid. Switch over to the saute function and add in the onion, garlic, chili powder, cornstarch, cumin, and salt and pepper. Let it sit to simmer for around 8 minutes. There you have it, perfectly cooked meat ready to serve onto the shells of your choosing.

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Now that you know what to do, it’s time to make your own and take a taste. Our personal favorite toppings to pile on top include avocado, shredded cabbage, Queso fresco, lettuce, fresh corn kernels, and a drizzle of spicy taco sauce made from: 1 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons chopped chives, 2 minced garlic cloves, 2 teaspoons fresh line juice, 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Regardless of the toppings, we know the meat will steal the show and leave your family feeling full and happy.

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