Instant Pot Shredded Beef

black bowl full of shredded beef topped with lime

Instant Pot Shredded Beef is the perfect way to make tender and juicy beef! If you want to have cooked beef to use in a wide variety of ways, this is it!

Not only is it fast and easy to make, but it's also flavorful and delicious. You can use this to make tacos, pair with rice, or just add to some bread for an amazing sandwich as well.

black bowl full of shredded beef topped with lime

Everyone who eats this talks about how tender and flavorful it is. It's one of the best family meals because it gives everyone the chance to add their own ingredients and toppings to their own bowl and make it their own.

Why you'll love this recipe

There's not much not to love about this beef recipe. It's literally easy ingredients paired with amazing flavor. One bite and you're going to be hooked.

  • Versatile in all the ways it can be used
  • Delicate and tender meat
  • A great way to meal prep to feed a crowd

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Recipe Ingredients

ingredients needed to cook beef in the instant pot

Beef - I cut my beef into manageable pieces to make it easier to shred.

Oregano - Dried oregano adds great flavor to the beef and the rest of the dish. 

Cooking oil - You can use vegetable oil, coconut il, avocado oil, or any type of cooking oil that you prefer. 

Chili powder - This can be optional if you don't want heat. 

Black pepper - To taste.

Sea salt - To taste. You an use regular salt as well.

Onion powder - Perfect flavoring for the meat. 

Cumin - Really cuts through the rest of the ingredients and stands out. 

Garlic powder - Don't confuse it with garlic salt! 

side view of a black bowl shredded meat with lime wedges

How to make Instant Pot Shredded Beef

The good news is that you can be this easy one-pot beef recipe with the easy ingredients listed above!

Step One: Add all the seasonings and oil to the Instant Pot and stir together. Add the beef and mix in the mixture using tongs.

Step Two: Add the beef broth to the mixture, and stir well.

Step Three: Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.

Once the time has passed, wait for a natural release and open the lid.

Step Four: Remove the meat from the Instant Pot and shred using 2 forks. (be careful, it will be hot!)

Step Five: Serve as you wish and enjoy 🙂

Variations

Change the seasoning - You can literally flavor the beef to taste like anything that you want. You can even use taco seasoning and add to it to have shredded beef tacos.

Change the protein - Yes, you can make this Instant Pot Shredded Chicken or this Instant Pot Shredded Pork and have even more shredded meat options!

Recipe Notes

  • When it comes to shredding the beef, you can use two forks and pull the top of the meat easier to shred.
  • The meat is easiest to shred while it's hot, but be careful that it's not too hot that you burn yourself.

How to serve

You know that a recipe is good when you have an abundance of ways to serve it. Some of the ways that you can enjoy shredded beef is with tacos, on top of salads, and in-between two pieces of bread.

You can also keep it low carb and just make a Instant Pot Flavorful Egg Roll In A Bowl and add in some meat for protein. Don't forget to add all the toppings that you want!

Recipe FAQs

What cut of meat is used for shredded beef?

Typically the cut of beef that is used to make shredded beef is a chuck roast. This is a good section of beef to use because it cooks tender and juicy.

What temperature does beef pull apart?

The cooking temperature is what is important and helps shred the beef. Once it's around 205 degrees, the meat should shred easily.

What foods pair well with shredded beef?

We love making tacos and using all the fun toppings like cheese, onions, tomatoes, and more.

The great part about this simple shredded beef is that it's delicious when you pair it with other foods or enjoy it on its own.

Can you freeze cooked beef?

Yes, you can freeze beef that you cooked in the Instant Pot! Just make sure to let it cool down all the way, and then add it to a freezer-safe bag or container.

Can I cut the recipe in half?

Yes. You an make 1 lb of beef. In this case, still use ¾ of beef broth and just reduce the amount of spices to taste. Cooking time stays the same - cook for 45 minutes and than wait for a natural release.

More Beef Recipes to make in the Instant Pot

Here are some other super yummy recipes that have beef in them that you can easily make in the Instant Pot!

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black bowl full of shredded beef topped with lime

Instant Pot Shredded Beef

Instant Pot Shredded Beef is a fast and simple way to make a hearty meal. It's versatile, tender, and juicy!
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American, international
Keyword: beef, Instant Pot Shredded Beef, shredded beef
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs beef
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tsp sea salt or regular salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ cup beef broth

Instructions

  • Add all the seasonings and oil to the Instant Pot and stir together. Add the beef and mix in the mixture using tongs. 
  • Add the beef broth to the mixture and stir.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Open the lid, remove the meat from the Instant Pot and shred.
  • Serve and pair with anything that you'd like from toppings, salads, and more!

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 16g Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 7g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 64mg Sodium: 597mg Potassium: 272mg Fiber: 0.3g Sugar: 0.05g Vitamin A: 66IU Vitamin C: 0.1mg Calcium: 25mg Iron: 2mg

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Notes

  • When it comes to shredding the beef, you can use two forks and pull the top of the meat easier to shred.
  • The meat is easiest to shred while it's hot, but be careful that it's not too hot that you burn yourself.
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