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Instant Pot Carne Asada Street Tacos Recipe

These Instant Pot Carne Asada Street Tacos are packed with juicy steak and loads of flavor! They are so easy to make and a family favorite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Marinade Time and Natural Release50 mins
Total Time1 hr 12 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best instant pot recipe, carne asada, carne asada tacos
Servings: 6
Calories: 225kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Instant Pot
  • Slotted Spoon


  • pounds flank steak
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 onion diced
  • tortillas (for serving)
  • optional toppings (pico de gallo, cilantro, guacamole, lettuce, shredded cheese or cotija)


  • Cut the flank steak into thin strips about 1/4" wide (against the grain).
  • In a mixing bowl or gallon-sized resealable bag, mix together olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce, white vinegar, chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, salt, and ground black pepper and mix together to make a marinade.
  • Add the pieces of steak to the bag, cover bowl (or seal bag closed) and let steak marinade for at least 30 minutes in the fridge (but you can go as long as overnight if you want!).
  • Pour steak and marinade into the Instant Pot.
  • Cover steak with diced onion.
  • Place lid on top of Instant Pot and move valve to SEALING.
  • Press PRESSURE COOK (or MANUAL) button and cook for 7 minutes.
  • When timer is finished, allow pot to do a NATURAL RELEASE (should take about 15-20 minutes).
  • Remove lid, stir meat, and serve on tortillas with your favorite toppings. The meat should fall apart - mine practically shredded on it's own because it was so tender.


  • Sometimes I use a slotted spoon to serve the steak so that the liquid can drain a little bit.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1001mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg