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Instant Pot Barbacoa

Instant Pot Barbacoa is moist, tender and flavorful  beef chuck roast cooked quickly in the Instant Pot.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 427kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker


  • 3 lbs Beef Chuck Roast
  • 1 can chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked ancho chilli
  • 1 Mexican flavor bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice 2 limes
  • 3-4 bay leaves


  • Add olive oil to your Instant Pot.
  • Brown the chuck roast on both sides, in your Instant Pot on saute’.
  • In a blender add the chipotles, garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper,
  • cloves, beef broth, mexican flavor cube, and lime juice, blend until
  • smooth.
  • Cover your beef in the sauce, and add the bay leaves.
  • Close the lid to the lock position.
  • Turn the vent to ‘sealing, set it to manual setting.
  • Set the timer for 55 minutes at High Pressure.
  • When the cooking time is up, natural release for 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro


  1.  If you want to reduce the heat you can skip the peppers in adobo sauce and reduce ancho chili powder amount.
  2.  I really recommend using a chuck roast, however you can use any type of roast you prefer.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 767mg | Potassium: 840mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 6mg