Thursday, March 22, 2018

Mexican Shredded Beef Instant Pot Recipe + Kitchen Favorites

Happy Thursday! I am so excited to share this Mexican shredded beef instant pot / slow cooker recipe with you all today. It was a huge hit at our house and both kids loved it. A one pot meal that my entire family will eat is always a win in my book!

And I can't say enough wonderful things about our new 9-in-1 Multipot . It truly can do it all from sautéing, slow cooking, pressure cooking, to steaming and even making yogurt. There is also a cake button on it, and I'm excited to look into that and see how it works. I will report back and let you all know how it works when I do. 




Ingredients
  • 3-4 lb. chuck roast cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 6 garlic cloves diced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 cup picante sauce salsa
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • cilantro for garnish
  • limes to squeeze over top
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine cubed meat with chili powder and salt. Toss to coat.
  2. Press the "Saute" button on the Instant Pot and add the olive oil.
  3. Add in onions and saute until softened.
  4. Add in tomato paste, garlic, cumin and Mexican oregano. Stir for about a minute.
  5. Add in seasoned meat.
  6. Pour in salsa and beef broth
  7. Cover and lock the lid.
  8. Press "Keep Warm/Cancel" on the Instant Pot and then press the "Meat/Stew" button to switch it to the pressure cooking mode. Set cook time to 35 minutes.
  9. Let the pressure release naturally.
  10. Unlock lid and remove meat. Shred with two forks.  Use leftover liquid as a gravy if desired
  11. Add any additional salt and pepper if needed.
  12. Top with chopped cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Slow Cooker Instructions
  1. Brown meat before placing in slow cooker
  2. Place meat and all ingredients except cilantro and limes  into slow cooker.
    Cook 4-5 hours on high or 6-7 on low in slow cooker


And after seeing the results on the Instastory poll this morning, it looks like you guys want to see some of my kitchen favorites! That being said, I am super excited to share them with you guys! Some of these items are real game changers and will make your life in the kitchen much easier.


Anolon Advanced Bronze Hard Anodized Nonstick 11-Piece Cookware Set

These pots and pans are AMAZING!!! Nothing, and I mean nothing sticks to them...they cook your food evenly, and best part, you can toss them right in the dishwasher! 
These knives are definitely an investment piece, but I promise you they are well worth the money. Not to mention, you will never have to buy knives again because these last forever with their lifetime warranty. But, if you're not looking to drop $200.00 on a set of knives now, I would recommend getting this one to start with. 



I love these little bowls and I use them for so many things. Meal prepping (as seen above in my recipe photo), the kids fruit, dessert, and salsa are just a few examples. 

Mueller Spiral-Ultra Multi-Blade Spiralizer

This spiralizer has become one of our favorite kitchen gadgets. It's easy to use and works so well, and the best part...it's only $27!! Taylor loves to help me make "zoodles" and grate cheese with it. 


Dishwasher safe, great price, great quality, and also pretty to look at. I've had mine for over a year now and they are still in perfect condition. 


Cambridge Silversmiths Walnut Handle Copper Pvd 7 Piece Gadget Set

This may just be one of my favorite kitchen purchases ever. Not only is this the prettiest set of gadgets I've ever seen or bought, the quality is also outstanding. 

All-Clad Stainless-Steel Measuring Cups & Spoons

My mom bought me this set for Christmas about five years ago and they still look brand new. This is another one of those things that you only have to buy once and it will last forever. 




This wine opener is so easy to use, and plus, it's such a great price! Plus, y'all know I love the color :) 



WHITE MARBLE SALT & PEPPER

My marble salt and pepper bowls are one of the most asked questions I get on Instastories. The ones I have are from Pottery Barn as well, but they are sold out. This is the newest version that came out this season and I love it just as much as I do mine. 


Williams Sonoma Goldtouch® Nonstick 6-Piece Essentials Bakeware Set

Last, but not least is this bakeware set. Hands down the best set you will ever own, and right now they are on major sale. You don't even have to spray these with non-stick spray or anything. And your muffins, cakes, and cookies will come out and off the pan smoothly and perfect every time. 


I hope this was helpful and I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday! 

PS - If you didn't see my post yesterday and you are a North Face fan, then definitely check it out here. The sale prices are so good, and so are the colors and styles!