One of the best ways to save yourself time when you have a family is by cooking ahead – whether that be chicken, or ground beef, or keeping a frozen soup rotation.
Taco Meat is one of the easiest things to cook up in your Instant Pot – and I always try to keep a few pounds browned and stored in freezer bags to make weeknight dinners absolutely a breeze.
Of course, the Instant Pot helps in that area too – but having the meat already browned and ready to throw in soup is a HUGE time saver… and that’s where the Instant Pot can help.
This Taco Meat is SO full of flavor – you can use it in tacos, or casseroles, even soups – it’s great to add to a salad, or eat on top of chips with lettuce and tomatoes as a garnish, add a little sour cream and guac and you have an instant dinner. It is SO good, you might just want to eat it out of the bowl, too!
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What can I say? I love our Instant Pot!
- 1 1/2 lbs ground beef, thawed
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1/4 tsp marjoram
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red onion, diced
- Optional: garnish with chopped cilantro
- Set all of the items in the Instant Pot with the exception of ground beef.
- Push the saute feature and saute for 3-4 minutes or until soft.
- Add the ground beef, and using the same feature, saute until browned.
- Push the keep warm/cancel button.
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot, close the valve to "Seal" and push the manual button, then set the timer for 15 minutes.
- When the pot is done (beeps), quick release, and use the saute feature to cook off any liquid.
- Drain meat and place in freezer bags for quick weeknight dinners.