I’ve moved to and away from San Diego 3 times in my life. In those times when I’m away the things I always miss are how bright and warm the sun is in January, how beautiful the views are driving down coast highway, and tacos. I seriously day dream about tacos when I’m not in California. Tacos here aren’t just cooked meat between a tortilla. Tacos are filled with slow braised meats in sauces with warming spices like cloves, and cumin. While it’s hard to pick just one of filling to be my favorite, barbacoa is definitely in the top 3.
This Instant Pot Barbacoa is so quick and bursting with flavor. By cooking it in the instant pot you have meat that is so tender it melts in your mouth and a rich sauce that’s perfect for a taco or served or rice for more or a burrito bowl style meal. Think Chipolte.