Instant Pot Short Rib Tacos

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2018 is off to a great start! I honestly sighed with some relief when the New Year came. 2017 was filled with ups and downs and honestly, I was just ready to start a new year! So I wanted to take one of my most popular recipes and give it a fresh post! With instant pot being so must-have right now, my instant pot short rib tacos are the perfect solution!These Instant Pot Short Rib Tacos are quick, easy and delicious. Pressure cooking ribs at its very finest!

Instant Pot Short Rib Tacos

The first thing you need is an instant pot. I used a Breville Pressure Cooker to create mine. I think what blew me away most about this experience is the fact that it cooks in no time and all and put my slow cooker to shame!

Short Rib Tacos you make in a pressure cooker! So easy and delicious!
5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Short Rib Tacos

These easy and quick short rib tacos are an instant pot hit!


  • 6 lbs beef short ribs bone-in
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce chopped
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • orange zest
  • tortillas
  • lime
  • cheese
  • tomatoes


  1. Select SEAR and preheat the cooking bowl. Add vegetable oil and warm until simmering. Cook the meat until browned. Move meat pieces to plate.
  2. Add in onion and cook until starting to brown, roughly 5 minutes. Add garlic.
  3. Stir in water, orange zest, salt, ground cumin, dried oregano, chili powder and chipotle chilies in adobo sauce. Return the meat to the cooking bowl.

  4. Select PRESSURE COOK (120 psi/60 min/ Auto Quick) or SLOW COOK BONE-IN MEAT (5-7 hours, HI, 9-11 hours LO). I went with the Pressure Cooker for this and it was so delicious!
  5. Once cooked, remove the bones from the meat and season with lime. Serve on tortillas and with toppings of your choice!

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  1. looks delicious, I love my slow cooker but instant pot is tempting

  2. I just got an Instant Pot for Christmas this year, and this recipe looks perfect for it. Never thought of using short ribs as they would be a cheaper cut of meat for tacos! And, considering my first child adores tacos, I definitely need to try this one out!!!!

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