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Adjust Servings:
1.5 Pounds Beef Chuck
0.5 cup Red Onion
0.5 cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Molasses
0.5 Cup Soy Sauce
6 Cloves Garlic
2 tsp Dried Ginger
3 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
2 Teaspoons Sesame Seeds
0.25 tsp Salt
0.25 tsp Ground Black Pepper
0.5 pepper, seeds removed Jalapeno
8 Corn Tortillas

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Instant Pot® Korean Beef Tacos

Instant Pot® Korean Beef Tacos

Sweet and salty, tender and juicy, these beef tacos are something you need to try.

  • Serves 4
  • Medium



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Sweet and salty, tender and juicy, these beef tacos are something you need to try. There are so many flavors packed into this recipe that you are going to start drooling when you smell the aromas coming from your Instant Pot®. What is especially great is that this perfectly cooked beef is fantastic all on its own- it really doesn’t need any side dishes to go with it! However, pack it into a flour tortilla or a crunchy taco shell and you will have a tasty and convenient meal in just a matter of minutes! While it makes look like a lot of ingredients, you can prepare this recipe in about 5 minutes and then walk away while your instant pot does all the work. The result is pure perfection.

Tools Needed:

  • Instant Pot®
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Chef’s knife
  • Rubber Spatula or Spoon
  • Two Forks

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Dice the red onion, garlic, and jalapeno and place inside the Instant Pot®. Add all of the remaining ingredients as well.


Stir the ingredients briefly and then place the lid on the Instant Pot® and set the steam valve to “seal”. Press the “manual” button and then set the timer for 35 minutes. The Instant Pot® will take about 10 minutes to get up to pressure and begin counting down the time so be patient if you don’t immediately hear your meat cooking, it just needs to heat up!


Once the Instant Pot® is done cooking, let it naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes (this means just let you Instant Pot® sit there, don’t touch it!) and then open the steam valve to release the remaining pressure. Open the pot and then shred the beef with two forks.


Serve while hot on top of taco shells or on its own!

Are you a Korean beef taco lover now? Surely this recipe won you over and you are already planning on when you can make it again. Let us know how much you loved this recipe in the comments below!


My name is Amanda and I am a professional pastry chef. I have over 16 years of culinary experience and a bachelors degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. I currently live right outside New York City with my husband and two daughters who are my official taste testers and kitchen helpers. Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream are my weakness and, because I have two young kids, I need coffee every day. I love sharing my cooking passion and hope that you find some culinary inspiration here!

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I tried this last night and WOW! Delicious and easy to make. Be careful with the Jalapeno pepper – I made the mistake of cutting this up with my bare hands and suffered the burning fingers (and every other skin part I touched) consequences! Also, I had to cook the beef for another 30 minutes as it wasn’t ready to shred after the initial 35 minutes. Delicious and I have passed this recipe on already!

I want to make this also but the extra 35 minutes is confusing. Exactly how long does it take so I can plan my meal. Thank you

Great Question- Instant Pot® times can be a little tricky (it too me a while to figure them out!) So, it will take about 5 minutes to get everything into the pot and then you will set your timer for 35 minutes. To reach full pressure, it takes the Instant pot about 10 minutes so that means that 35 minute timer won’t start for about 10 minutes after you seal the pot. Once the timer is done, you let the meat sit for another 10 minutes before opening the pressure valve and seeing your tasty meal. Totaled up: 5 +10+35+10 means it will take about one hour, start to finish for this recipe. (I like to think about the 5 minute “active time” since the rest of the time, the Instant pot is doing all the work for you!).

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