Instant Pot Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Beef (Keto, Low Carb)

This Instant Pot Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa beef tastes just like the traditional and it’s even better knowing it’s keto and low carb! 

Barbacoa beef is a traditional Mexican dish made from cow, goat or lamb and typically slow cooked with various spices, especially adobo chilis! It has become quite popular if you’ve frequented a Chipotle restaurant and tried it. My homemade recipe is just as flavorful and delicious and made quicker in the Instant Pot but just as tender and moist!

The Instant Pot is one of the best ways to get that slow cooked and tender meat you’re looking for in less than half the time it would typically take if slow cooked. Pressure cooking today in the Instant pot is also a whole lot easier than the way I learned from my grandmother and mother using the old fashioned pressure cookers that jiggled and hissed the entire time they cooked! You’re also less likely to have an explosion with the new Instant Pots as what could have happened back in the day. As long as you follow the instructions in the recipe below, you will have a fool proof and fail proof tender succulent beef that you can enjoy in tortillas, or make a bowl with cauliflower rice

I love using my instant pot for various recipes when i really don’t have the time to prep a meal in my slow cooker in the morning. Here are some other Instant Pot recipes you might like: 

Finally, a real tortilla that’s soft and pliable and won’t break apart when you fill it, and it’s not eggy tasting, either. I can’t tell you how many attempts it took to perfect these. It was at least fifteen—no kidding! And not only are they like Real Tortillas, they are also DAIRY FREE and NUT FREE! The flavor is out of this world, not bland at all! This recipe is in my new cookbook, Naturally Keto available now for pre-order. 

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Instant Pot Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Beef (Keto, Low Carb)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour

Servings 8 servings @ 4 ounces
Calories 249 kcal
Author Brenda Bennett/SugarFreeMom


  • 2 pounds Beef Chuck Roast cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2/3 cup beef bone broth
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  1. Add the oil to the instant pot and press “saute” setting. Once heated, add the roast and brown on each side. While it’s browning, make the sauce.

  2. Add all remaining ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth. Once the meat is browned, pour sauce over it. Cover the instant pot and pressure cook on high for 60 minutes.

  3. Allow to naturally release by turning off the pot. Leave alone and wait until the float valve has gone down which could take up to 30 minutes. Once depressurized, remove cover and shred meat with two forks.

  4. Serve with my “For Real” Tortillas from my new cookbook, Naturally Keto or add it to a bowl with cauliflower rice and additional toppings like cheese, sour cream, avocado, salsa.

Recipe Notes

Net Carbs: 1g

Nutrition Facts

Instant Pot Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Beef (Keto, Low Carb)

Amount Per Serving (1 serving @ 1/2 cup)

Calories 249 Calories from Fat 153

% Daily Value*

Fat 17g26%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Cholesterol 78mg26%

Sodium 706mg31%

Potassium 401mg11%

Carbohydrates 2g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 23g46%

Vitamin A 118IU2%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 32mg3%

Iron 3mg17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Blessings, Brenda

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