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Instant Pot 10-Minute Steak Tacos (Carne Asada)

Instant Pot 10-Minute Steak Tacos on a white plate

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Quick and easy 10-minute Instant Pot pressure cooker steak tacos (carne asada) are a healthy and skinny meal loaded with salsa, cilantro, and juicy steak. This recipe can also be used for beef fajitas.

Instant Pot/pressure cooker 10-minute steak tacos were the perfect cure for my busy weekend. This past weekend was soooooo hectic for me. I spent a large chunk of my Sunday out to brunch with friends. Bottomless mimosas were involved. We had such a great time! This left me with very little time to prep my meals for the week. I had leftover steak on hand from my Instant Pot Mongolian Beef and Quinoa recipe. I decided to whip up steak tacos.

Calories: 146       Fat: 5G      Net Carbs: 11G     Protein: 12G

grilled and sliced steak for Instant Pot 10-Minute Steak Tacos (carne asada) on a white plate

I used the Instant Pot because I am obsessed with the saute’ function. I used a small amount of olive oil and the steak always comes out tender and juicy! For shredded tacos use the pressure cooker setting after sauteeing the meat.

close up Instant Pot 10-Minute Steak Tacos (carne asada) with sour cream and tomatoes

Instant Pot 10-Minute Steak Tacos (carne asada) with sour cream and tomatoes

You could also opt to pan sear the steak instead of using the Instant Pot. I prefer the Instant Pot because it does saute’ somewhat faster and yields really juicy steak.

Instant Pot 10-Minute Steak Tacos (carne asada) on a white plate

I used corn tortillas with these steak tacos. I have also enjoyed them with corn street tacos tortillas. Street tacos are so good, too!


Instant Pot 10-Minute Steak Tacos (carne asada) with melted cheese and sour cream

Street tacos are smaller and usually fit in the comfort of one hand. Fresh lime usually accompanies the tacos. I LOVE to squeeze fresh lime juice throughout. They are also extra soft. There is a huge difference between street and hard shell tacos, in my opinion.

Instant Pot 10-Minute Steak Tacos (carne asada) with melted cheese and sour cream

There are so many ways to include steak in a healthy eating regime. Be sure to trim the excess fat from the steak before seasoning.

Instant Pot 10-Minute Steak Tacos (carne asada) with homemade guacamole and chips

These tacos pair perfectly with my homemade guacamole recipe. These are the quinoa and black bean chip from Trader Joe’s. These chips are my favorite!

If you are looking for more healthy steak taco recipes check out these Instant Pot Flank Steak Tacos perfect for 21-Day Fix.

These Instant Pot Shredded Beef Taco lettuce wraps are great as well!.

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Instant Pot 10-Minute Steak Tacos (carne asada)

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Instant Pot 10-Minute Steak Tacos
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Instant Pot 10-Minute Steak Tacos (Carne Asada)

Quick and easy 10-minute Instant Pot steak tacos are a healthy and skinny meal. Tacos are loaded with fresh salsa, cilantro, and juicy steak.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword instant pot beef, instant pot carne asada, instant pot fajitas, instant pot steak
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 146kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Butcher Box sirloin steak fat trimmed and sliced into thin pieces
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp crema or sour cream
  • 6 tbsp authentic salsa one tablespoon per taco
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • Trader Joe's Taco Seasoning to taste
  • McCormick's Grill Mates Steak Rub and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Turn the Instant Pot on the saute' function. When the pot displays "Hot" add the olive oil to the pot.
  • Season the Butcher Box steak with the seasonings. Add the steak to the pot. 
  • Cook both sides of the steak for 2-3 minutes until the steak turns brown.
  • Remove the steak from the pot. Top the steak with cheese immediately if you prefer melted cheese on your tacos.
  • Turn the oven on Broil. When heated, add the corn tortillas to the oven. Place the tortillas directly on an oven rack. Allow the tortillas to warm for a couple of minutes.
  • Remove the tortillas and add the steak, crema, salsa, and tomatoes. Sprinkle the cilantro throughout.

Notes

Add a teaspoon of Liquid Smoke for a smoky, grilled taste.
For shredded tacos use a roast instead of sirloin and the Stew Meat pressure cooker setting after sauteeing the meat.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Calories: 146kcal
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Orvina

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

I made these for lunch today! So yummy and quick! I put them on nachos instead of tacos. I normally don’t like the consistency of meat in the IP so I usually use it for vegetables and soups but this is a winner!!! I followed the directions and suggestions and it turned out so yummy!

staysnatched

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

I love that idea!

Nancylynn Sicilia

Wednesday 9th of October 2019

Thank you SO much for linking my Flank Steak Tacos! These look DELISH and I can't wait to try them! Also - I agree - the saute function is AMAZING!

Danielle

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

WOW! This recipe is fabulous! I had no idea sirloin steak could be so tender! I followed your recipe exactly, and it turned out amazing! My husband said this was the best thing I've ever made! I will be making this over and over again. The only thing I added was, I sauteed some frozen corn with lime juice, a little olive oil, and diced red onions, and I put that mixture into the tacos. It was awesome. Thanks for the recipe, I'm glad I found your website! :)

staysnatched

Wednesday 30th of January 2019

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I hope you try more recipes from the site.

David

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

Delicious recipe but reading your directions I don't quite get why you have to use an Instant Pot? Can' t you just saute the steak in a fry pan then proceed to a Broiler?

staysnatched

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

Hi there! I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe. I explain in the post why I chose this method and I offer alternatives as well.

Kelly

Tuesday 13th of February 2018

I always prefer measurements of seasonings since every time I use my own measurements, I tend to over salt, etc. Definitely looks good and aiming to make it tonight, but the recipe is a little vague..

staysnatched

Tuesday 13th of February 2018

Hi there! I say season to taste because everyone's expectations are different. The amount I use may be too salty for you, or vice versa. You may think the recipe turned out to be too bland. I recommend using less than you normally use, since you mentioned you tend to over-salt. You can always add additional salt later. It's very difficult to compensate after you have already done it.