Carna Asada Street Tacos – Instant Pot Recipe

Ever want to make a taco but the tortilla is as big as your head and you end up getting more tortillas then filling? Ok, maybe that’s just me but I have been into these “street taco” sized tortillas. They are the perfect size and taste; perfect enough for carna asada made in my Instant Pot.

Have you heard of  Carna Asada before? It’s a Latin American dish of grilled and sliced beef, usually skirt or flank steak. It is usually cooked with a certain amount of searing to impart a charred flavor. See where I “kinda” went wrong there? I didn’t grill my meat. Instead I browned in the Instant Pot and then pressurized using the meat/stew button. I have had it both ways and let me tell you, grill is awesome because of the char that’s created but when I used my Instant Pot, the flavor all gathered INTO the meat and just made it that much more flavorful. If you’re not done with me yet after learning that then come follow along and make this too.  Try once and then tell me it’s horrible! (You won’t)!!

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Carna Asada Street Tacos - Instant Pot Recipe
  1. In a bowl, add together 1/2 of chopped onion, lime juice, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, salt, chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper. Mix well.
  2. Add flank steak to the bowl and try to cover as much of the steak as you can in the liquid. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-3 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Push saute on the Instant Pot when it's time to remove the flank steak from refrigerator after 1-3 hours.
  4. While the Instant Pot is heating up, cut flank steak into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Once pot is hot, add oil and remaining onion and saute until the onions become translucent, about 3 minutes. Once done, turn Instant Pot off by pushing cancel.
  6. Add chopped flank steak and 1 cup marinade to the pot and close the lid. Press the meat/stew button and adjust time to 8 minutes.
  7. When the timer goes off, allow for a natural pressure release of 10 minutes. Once that is up, release any remaining pressure.
  8. Remove steak from pot and place on flour or corn tortilla. Top with sour cream, cilantro, avocado and some hot sauce (if desired).
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