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How To Make The BEST Taco Meat (Instant Pot) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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How To Make The BEST Taco Meat (In The Instant Pot!)

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Lexi


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 large carrots finely diced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms diced
  • Optional: 1 zucchini diced
  • Optional: 2 celery sticks minced
  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup salsa of choice
  • At the end add spinach


  • 1. Heat oil and sauté veggies for about 4 minutes, until they begin to soften.
  • 2. Add in the meat and cook for 2-3 minutes until browned.
  • 3. Add in spices and mix to combine. Add in the salsa.
  • 4. Seal the lid and then cook under high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • 5. Turn the knob to quick release. Add in spinach while hot and mix until wilted.
  • 6. Serve with your favorite taco fixins' and enjoy!


Taco fixin' ideas: grain-free tortillas, lettuce, tomato, cheese, jalapeños, scallions, avocado, cilantro, lime.
Note: If your meat is very fatty, you may want to drain it before adding the spices and salsa.
Make it in the slower cooker: In a skillet, sauté veggies and brown the meat. Add everything into your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 400mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 4g