Instant Pot Carne Asada Tacos
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Carne Asada is all about the marinade and this homemade marinade is perfect for steak that will be frozen! It will marinate as it thaws, and then you can pressure cook it to perfection. Once cooked, you can carefully pull apart the meat to add to tacos with your favorite taco toppings! Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) flank steak
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 - cup(s) orange juice
  • 1/4 - cup(s) lime juice
  • 1/4 - cup(s) olive oil
  • 2 - Tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - cup(s) fresh cilantro
  • 8 - flour tortillas
  • Garnish: - favorite taco toppings**
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - rice**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Chop the fresh cilantro.
  2. Place the flank steak into the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, white vinegar, minced garlic and chopped cilantro.
  4. Pour the sauce over the meat.
  5. Steam valve: Sealing.
  6. Cook on: Manual/High for 12 minutes.
  7. Release: Natural or Quick.
  8. Once finished cooking, shred the beef with 2 forks and mix into the sauce. Assemble the meat into the tortillas with your favorite taco toppings like pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and shredded cheese.
  9. Prepare salad.
  10. Cook the rice.
  11. Serve Instant Pot Carne Asada Tacos with salad and rice.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 cups of fresh cilantro.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup lime juice, 1/2 cup olive oil, 4 Tbsp white vinegar, 4 tsp minced garlic, and the chopped cilantro.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb. flank steak
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the prepared marinade

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

You can use flank steak, skirt steak, or beef chuck roast with this recipe.
See myfreezeasy.com/EPC for more tips and tricks.
Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides and toppings.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides and toppings.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Carne Asada Tacos

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Once cooked, shred the beef with 2 forks and assemble tacos.
Serve with salad and rice.

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