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{VIDEO} Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Carne Asada (Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


  • 1 lb beef
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth (for pressure cooker)
  • 1 tbsp oil (for pressure cooker)
  • Handful fresh cilantro for garnish


  • 3 limes, juiced (approx 6 tablespoons)
  • 1 orange, juiced (approx 1/3 cup)
  •  1 tbsp oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  1. Add beef,  onion & bell to the slow cooker.
  2. In a small bow, mix together sauce ingredients. Pour pour on top of food in slow cooker making sure all ingredients are covered. Stir to mix well.
  3. Cook HIGH 3-4 or LOW 6-8 hours.
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Instant Pot

  1. Turn on the IP and select Sauté. Once hot add oil to the pot.
  2. Add the beef and sear a few minutes each side until browned. Remove from the pressure cooker.
  3. Add onions, bell pepper and cook 3-5 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and cook an additional minute.
  4. Pour in beef broth, lemon juice, and lime juice. Deglaze the bottom of the pressure cooker by scraping all the bits off with a wooden spoon. Add oil, chili powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.  Stir to mix well.
  5. Add beef back to the pot. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 20  minutes per pound of beef. Natural release pressure.
  6. Remove meat from pressure cooker. Shred, and place back in until ready to serve.


Electric pressure cooker: cook 20 minutes per pound of beef