Taco Night In An Instant

a platter of three tacos shot close up

Like many people, you have acquired an Instant Pot and are looking for great recipes to try. One amazing recipe you must try is Instant Pot tacos. You can use your pressure cooker to whip up delicious tacos in under an hour. So, make some guacamole and fire up the Instant Pot — it’s taco night!

Ingredients and Tools

  • 6- or 8-quart Instant Pot
  • 2 pounds frozen ground beef
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Taco shells

Also, be sure to acquire whatever toppings you like for serving. Typical taco toppers look like shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole or avocado, salsa, jalapenos, and lettuce.

Cook Up the Beef

Put your ground beef and water in your Instant Pot, lock it, and cook on high pressure for roughly 10 minutes (this may vary depending on the size and kind of Instant Pot you have — you will benefit from looking at your manual).

Quick-Release the Steam

Use the Instant Pot guide for instructions on how to quick-release the steam. Once it’s released, open up your pressure cooker.

Sauce it Up

Nothing quite beats the versatility of the Instant Pot — turn it to saute mode and mix in the garlic, onion, cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Stir the pot until you break up all the meat, then let it simmer until the onions are softened and the mixture is thick.

Heat Up the Shells

For the final step, you will want to heat up your taco shells however the packaging says. You might also be using softshell tacos, in which case, put them in aluminum foil and pop them in a 350-degree Fahrenheit oven for about 15 minutes.

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It’s Taco Night

Now, you are ready to serve your creation. Put the toppings and meat out in bowls, and give everybody plates with taco shells. One of the best parts of taco night is stuffing your own taco. Of course, if you want to make the tacos to ensure there is enough for everybody, no one will mind being served.

These tacos make the perfect dinner. They’re quick, require few ingredients, and taste incredible. If you have leftovers, be sure to eat them within two days. Although, with this recipe, you will probably end up licking your plate clean!

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