Instant Pot Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Beef (Keto, Low Carb)

This Instant Pot Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa beef tastes just like the traditional and it’s even better knowing it’s keto and low carb! Slow cooker method is also provided below!

What is Barbacoa Beef ?

Barbacoa beef is a traditional Mexican dish made from cow, goat or lamb and typically slow cooked with various spices, especially adobo chilis!

It has become quite popular if you’ve frequented a Chipotle restaurant and tried it. My homemade recipe is just as flavorful and delicious and made quicker in the Instant Pot, but just as tender and moist!

How to Make Barbacoa in the Instant Pot

The Instant Pot is one of the best ways to get that slow cooked and tender meat you’re looking for in less than half the time it would typically take if slow cooked.

Pressure cooking today in the Instant pot is also a whole lot easier than the way I learned from my grandmother and mother using the old fashioned pressure cookers that jiggled and hissed the entire time they cooked!

You’re also less likely to have an explosion with the new Instant Pots as what could have happened back in the day. As long as you follow the instructions in the recipe below, you will have a fool proof and fail proof tender succulent beef that you can enjoy in tortillas, or make a bowl with cauliflower rice!

Directions

Add the oil to the instant pot and press “saute” setting. Once heated, add the roast and brown on each side. While it’s browning, make the sauce.

Add all remaining ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth. Once the meat is browned, pour sauce over it. Cover the instant pot and pressure cook on high for 60 minutes.

Allow to naturally release by turning off the pot. Leave alone and wait until the float valve has gone down which could take up to 30 minutes. Once depressurized, remove cover and shred meat with two forks.

Serve with my “For Real” Tortillas from my new cookbook, Naturally Keto or add it to a bowl with cauliflower rice and additional toppings like cheese, sour cream, avocado, salsa.

Low Carb Instant Pot Recipes

I love using my instant pot for various recipes when i really don’t have the time to prep a meal in my slow cooker in the morning. Here are some other Instant Pot recipes you might like:

“For Real” Paleo Keto Tortillas

Finally, a real tortilla that’s soft and pliable and won’t break apart when you fill it, and it’s not eggy tasting, either. I can’t tell you how many attempts it took to perfect these. It was at least fifteen—no kidding!

And not only are they like Real Tortillas, they are also DAIRY FREE and NUT FREE! The flavor is out of this world, not bland at all! This recipe is in my cookbook, Naturally Keto. 

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How to Make Barbacoa in Slow Cooker

If you don’t have an Instant Pot you can still make this tender barbacoa in your slow cooker.

Directions

Add the oil to a large skillet on the stove over medium high heat. Once heated, add the roast and brown on each side. While it’s browning, make the sauce.

Add all remaining ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth. Once the meat is browned place it into your slow cooker. Pour sauce over it. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 or until tender and you are able to shred easily with a fork or low for 8-10 hours.

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Instant Pot Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Beef (Keto, Low Carb)

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Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour

Servings 8 servings @ 4 ounces

Calories 249kcal

Author Brenda Bennett/SugarFreeMom

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Beef Chuck Roast cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • cup beef bone broth
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Add the oil to the instant pot and press “saute” setting. Once heated, add the roast and brown on each side. While it’s browning, make the sauce.

  • Add all remaining ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth. Once the meat is browned, pour sauce over it. Cover the instant pot and pressure cook on high for 60 minutes.

  • Allow to naturally release by turning off the pot. Leave alone and wait until the float valve has gone down which could take up to 30 minutes. Once depressurized, remove cover and shred meat with two forks.

  • Serve with my “For Real” Tortillas from my new cookbook, Naturally Keto or add it to a bowl with cauliflower rice and additional toppings like cheese, sour cream, avocado, salsa.
  • If you don’t have an Instant Pot you can make this in the slow cooker. Instructions are above within the post.

Notes

Net Carbs: 1g
This recipe was first published in Sept. 2019.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving @ ½ cup | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 3mg

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