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Instant Pot Carne Asada Street Tacos

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Learn how to make the best Instant Pot Carne Asada Street Tacos with our easy method. This authentic Mexican beef recipe has been adapted from the grill for a pressure cooker and has been tested successfully many times.

The steak comes out so tender and flavorful, and it’s much more hands-off than standing in front of a grill. For maximum flavor, allow the skirt steak to marinate overnight in the fridge.

If you’re looking for more pressure cooker beef dinner recipes, try our popular Instant Pot Mongolian Beef & Broccoli Recipe!

Close up carne asada street tacos that were prepared in an Instant Pot, topped with homemade pico de gallo

Instant Pot Carne Asada Street Tacos Recipe

Learn how to make the most flavorful Instant Pot Carne Asada Street Tacos in this easy pressure cooker recipe.
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Prep Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
Recipe Servings: 8



  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, chopped garlic, salt, chile powder, cumin and cayenne pepper.
  • Place steak into bowl and let marinate, refrigerated for 3 hours.
  • Once the steak if fully marinated, cut it into 1/4″ pieces, reserving the marinade.
  • Turn on your Instant Pot to Sauté mode.
  • Add the olive oil and 1/2 cup of onions and saute for 2 minutes, stirring a few times.
  • Turn off your Instant Pot.
  • Add the steak to your Instant Pot along with the reserved marinade, close the lid and set to Meat/Stew mode.
  • Adjusted the time down to 6 minutes.
  • Once the time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes. Then you can release any remaining pressure.
  • Remove the lid, then transfer the steak to a bowl.
  • Chop your cilantro, then mix with 1/4 cup of onions.
  • Heat your corn tortillas, then add the steak and onion/cilantro combination along with some Pico de Gallo to each tortilla.
    Close up of inside of homemade carne asada taco topped with pico de gallo in a corn tortilla

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 911mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 13.6mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3.2mg
Three carne asada tacos on a square white plate served with sour cream and guacamole with an Instant Pot in the background

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1 thought on “Instant Pot Carne Asada Street Tacos”

  1. Absolutely delicious! One of the best recipes I’ve ever cooked in the InstaPot!! Will be making this again and again, thank you!!

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