Instant Pot® Taco Bowls

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Pressure cooking beef stew meat with taco seasoning allows for tender chunks of beef which can be used for taco bowls. It makes enough for a week of prepped lunches. Garnish with salsa, sour cream, avocado, and cilantro before serving.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • ⅓ cup taco seasoning mix (such as Savory Spice®)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag yellow rice (such as Vigo®)
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can black beans, drained, or to taste
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can corn kernels, drained, or to taste
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese, or to taste


Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat oil. Add beef and cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Add onion,

, 1/4 cup water, and garlic salt. Stir to combine.

Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

Meanwhile, bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add rice and stir for 1 minute. Cover saucepan tightly. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

Release pressure naturally according to manufacturer’s instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely.

Divide beef and rice among 6 reusable containers. Top with equal amounts of black beans, corn, and Cheddar cheese. Cover and refrigerate.

Prep time: 10 mins / Cooking time: 50 mins / Total time: 1 hr 40 mins

Serving: 6 / Yield: 6 servings

Calories: 792.4

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