Instant Pot Santa Fe Beef
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
The green and the red collide in this amazing beef roast. I’ve made the ‘what chili should I pick decision’ for you easy by using both green chilies and red salsa (not red chilies) in this great and simple beef roast meal. (Your chili preference is a THING in New Mexico!)

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) beef chuck roast
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - packet(s) taco seasoning
  • 1 - 4 oz. can(s) green chiles
  • 1 - cup(s) red salsa
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the beef roast into the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the roast. Pour the green chilies and red salsa over the top.
  2. Steam valve: Sealing.
  3. Cook on: Manual/High for 60 minutes.
  4. Release: Natural or Quick.
  5. Once finished cooking, shred the beef with 2 forks and mix into the sauce.
  6. Prepare salad.
  7. Warm the dinner rolls.
  8. Serve Instant Pot Santa Fe Beef with salad and dinner rolls.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open 2 cans of green chiles.

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

  • 2 lb. beef chuck roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 4 oz. can green chilies
  • 1 cup red salsa

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

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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.

Gluten-Free Modifications

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

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Santa Fe Beef

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 60 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release. Once cooked, shred the beef with 2 forks.
Serve with salad and dinner rolls.

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