I’ve recently jumped on to the Instant Pot bandwagon and my life has never been the same! Instant Pots are basically crockpots on steroids, at least that’s how I’d describe them. The can do just about everything a crockpot can do only they do it faster! Because Instant Pot uses pressure to cook food instead of constant slow heat like a crockpot meals can be made not only faster but better tasting because they get tender but don’t get mushy like veggies do when cooked in a crockpot. That’s why making this Instant Pot Shredded Beef is the perfect way to make fillings for tacos, chimichangas, burritos, and more.
Today I’m going to share with you my recipe for Instant Pot Shredded Beef Flautas. Actually it’s basic shredded beef with Mexican spices which I’m using to fill flour tortillas which I then deep fry. That’s what a Flauta is a rolled and fried four tortilla, some folks call them taquitos, but what ever you call them they’re yummy just the same.
You can use this Instant Pot Shredded Beef to fill just about anything you need to fill with shredded beef; like burritos, chimichangas, enchaladas, empanadas, and more.
I’ve always used skirt or flank steaks to make shredded beef, they turn out pretty tender making them pretty easy to shred. But once I started making this Instant Pot Shredded Beef the shredding is even easier, the meat literally just falls apart!
I’m sure you’ll love this recipe so make plenty. I usually freeze extras so that I can use them later for burritos, chimichangas or whatever. If you’re going to freeze it be sure you use freeze safe containers and label them. Because it’s shredded the beef will last in the freezer for about a month so be sure you use it soon!
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Instant Pot Shredded Beef Flautas
2-3 Lbs. Flank or skirt Steak
1 Tbs Garlic Powder
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Black Pepper
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 Cup Water
1 Package Fajita size Flour Tortilla
1 Package Shredded Monteray Jack/Cheddar Cheese blend
1 Bunch Fresh Cilantro chopped
Oil for frying
Toppings of your choice – Salsa, Pico de Gallo, Cheese, Sour Cream, Guacamoli
Combine spices in a small bowl then add olive oil, stir very well
Rub oil mixture to both sides of steak
Let sit in fridge for at least 1 hour
Place trivet in Instant Pot
Pour 1 cup water into pot
Place steak on to trivet
Set on Manual and adjust time to 30 minutes
Secure lid and make sure valve is in sealing position
When pot beeps allow to depressurize naturally it takes about 30 minutes
Once pot is completely depressurized remove lid carefully and take out steak
Place steak onto chopping board and shred using 2 forks
Place shredded beef in a bowl ready to fill your tortillas
Fill flour tortillas with 2 tbs shredded beef, about 1 tbs shredded cheese, 1 tsp chopped cilantro
Roll up and fry in hot oil
Drain on paper towels and serve with desired garnishes