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Instant Pot Beef Stew Meat Chili Tacos

by Kristen

I cannot say enough good things about these  Beef Stew Meat Chili Tacos.  This is a Restaurant quality meal made at home in your Instant Pot in 30 minutes! I have started loving cooking stew meat in my Instant Pot! not only can you cook stew meat into a variety of meals in less than 30 minutes, but the beef will cook up so tender and flavorful it will melt in. Your mouth!

I love my Instant Pot’s ability to cook inexpensive cuts of meat into tender, mouthwatering meals.  This recipe tastes fancy enough for a special occasion but is incredibly easy and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.  My Iowa-born husband, who knows good beef approved, as did all three of my kids.  These sandwiches are budget-friendly but taste more like a more expensive cut of meat when pressure cooked. Making tacos using stew meat was a great way to switch up taco night in our house!  In my opinion, these seemed fancier than ground beef tacos.  This is a delightful budget-friendly meal that should be added to your dinner repertoire! Cooking this meat in tomato sauce and chili seasonings made this meal rich tasting!

If you’re looking for more delicious recipes using Stew meat, then check my collection of Instant Pot Stew Meat Recipes.

These Instant Pot Beef Stew Meat Chili Tacos call for only a few ingredients.  All you need is:

1.5 -2.0 pounds of beef stew meat 1 cup of water 1 15 ounces can of tomato sauce Two tablespoons minced onion One clove of garlic Two tablespoons chili powder One tablespoon cumin One teaspoon oregano juice of one lime Note: The extra chili powder in this recipe gives this rich flavor.  For the best Beef Tacos possible, I recommend the following toppings: lettuce tomatoes cheese sour cream lime juice

5 from 1 vote

Beef Stew Meat Chili Tacos


  • 1.5-2.0 lbs beef stew meat cut into small strips
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Cut up stew meat into smaller 1/2 inch slices.

  2. Add water, tomato sauce, minced onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and lime juice.

  3. Pressure cook for 10 minutes. let naturally release.

  4. Hit the saute setting.

  5. Saute for 10 minutes and let the meat mixture thicken.

  6. Build your tacos and serve!

These beef chili-lime tacos were mouthwateringly delicious.   They taste like they have been cooking in the slow cooker with all the flavors all day. Your family will not believe that this is only a 30-minute meal. If you make these tacos, let me know what you think! Please tag me on Pinterest or Instagram or comment below!


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Beth August 30, 2022 - 3:24 pm

5 stars
This was so yummy! I did add a little salt and pepper and only did 1.5 Tbls Cayenne pepper. I then rolled the meat up in soft tacos and baked in the oven with cheese and white sauce. My husband loved this too! Great flavor and so easy!

Kristen August 30, 2022 - 3:56 pm

I appreciate you taking the time to let me know! I am glad you enjoyed it!

Amy May 5, 2022 - 12:55 am

How much water do we add?

Kristen May 11, 2022 - 11:43 am

1 cup

Linda+Abrams March 3, 2022 - 3:49 am

can you make this in a slow cooker ?

Kristen March 3, 2022 - 3:40 pm



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