Instant pot taco meat seasoned perfectly. Made from frozen or thawed ground turkey or ground beef. Either way, it comes out perfect.
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Taco Tuesday is one of my favorite days of the week. Not only because it is so super flavor-filled, but because it makes dinner so easy.
Having themed dinner days helps narrow down a meal plan really quickly. When I make ground meat I know I can make a bunch of different things.
Things You Can Make With Instant Pot Taco Meat
Tools Needed To Make Taco Meat
- Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
- Serving spoons
- Ground meat
- Taco seasoning
How To Make Taco Meat In The Instant Pot
The thing I love about the instant pot is that you can go from frozen to cooked in no time.
I can not tell you how many times I have spiraled at the days' end because I realize I forgot to take out meat for dinner. Leaving me stuck to figure out a plan last minute.
Since I started using the instant pot, that does not happen anymore.
Anyhoo, to get started you can take your frozen ground meat and place it in the instant pot. I put a silicone liner on the rack to keep it from sticking, and so the meat does not fall through.
Add in a cup of water to the bottom of the instant pot.
Close and lock the instant pot and using the meat setting, set the timer to 15 minutes and high pressure.
Do a quick release when the timer is done and let all the steam out.
What’s the difference between a quick-release and a natural release on instant pot?
Natural release lets the pressure die down naturally. And leaves minimal to no steam released depending on how long you let it sit.
Quick-release lets the pressure and steam out immediately and prevents the likelihood of overcooking.
Using pot holders or gloved hands, drain the water from the bottom of the instant pot, remove the rack and silicone mat, and turn on the saute option.
Using a spoon, break up the meat into crumbles. Because I use ground turkey, I always season it at this step since turkey is not as flavorful as beef.
Using seasoning salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
Brown the meat until all the pink is gone, and then add in your taco seasoning and cook according to the instructions.
You can use a packet of taco seasoning or a simple homemade taco seasoning recipe.
From there, all you need is some veggies and taco shells and dinner is served.
Why You Will Love Instant Pot Taco Meat
Easy. It is super easy to make.
Texture. The meat comes out nice and moist and not dry at all as it can sometimes be on the stovetop.
Effort. You don’t have to watch it and babysit it. You set it and let it do its thing for most of the cooking process.