Instant Pot Beef Fajitas

Instant Pot Beef Fajitas Recipe

August 26, 2020

Are you in the mood for some Mexican food but you don’t feel like leaving the house? Don’t worry! With this fabulous Instant Pot Beef Fajitas recipe, you’ll have the best & freshest Mexican cuisine right in your kitchen.

The recipe is all about melted Cheddar cheese, salsa, guacamole, and yummy beef cooked with Mexican spices – just like in the restaurant. What’s even more appealing is that you don’t have to do the heavy lifting; the Instant Pot will do all the work and you can layback and enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon with the family. 

How to Slice the Meat

The beef needs to be thinly sliced, into long strips against the grain of the meat. 

Quick tip: The grain of the meat makes reference to the direction in which the muscle fibers are aligned. If you’re working with a cut of flank, skirts steak, or hanger the fibers will be neatly aligned and easy to see. Still, you should also see a pattern in tenderloin cuts as well, so make sure to pay attention. 

There are two factors that determine the tenderness of cooked beef: the cut of meat and how it is cut. When you go across the grain, you shorten the muscle fibers, which makes the meat more tender and easy to chew. Otherwise, your teeth will have to break the fibers, which makes the meat tougher to chew. 

Lastly, when you slice the meat, it’s best to leave it in the freezer for about 10 minutes. This way it will be easier to slice against the grain. 

Instant Pot Beef Fajitas

Recipe byCorrie of
Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 12 minutes; Cook Time: 13 minutes; Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 lb beef steak sliced
  • ¼ cup beef stock
  • 2 bell peppers sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeño minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika


  1. Pour canola oil into your Instant Pot, then add onion, garlic, and peppers.
  2. Press “Sauté” and cook for 2 minutes, until onion becomes golden.
  3. Add beef slices, jalapeno, and spices, then stir well to let the flavors combine.
  4. After 1 more minute, pour the beef stock, then lock your Instant Pot.
  5. Cook at high pressure for about 8 minutes.
  6. Quickly release the steam and start filling your fajitas with the beef mixture, cheese, salsa, and guacamole if desired.

Nutritional Info

Calories 233; Carbohydrates 8 grams; Fat 11 grams; Protein 28 grams

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Corriigan Duffy


Corrigan Duffy is a stay-at-home dad that has learned the valuable lessons of cooking. In it, he found the magic of cooking in an instant pot and decided to share his experiences. He has a website called that has a multitude of Instant Pot Recipes for quick, easy and delicious meals for the whole family.
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