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I’m sure by now you’ve seen the Instant Pot on social media. It is every where this year. Not being one to blindly follow trends, I picked this over a sous vide for my husband’s big Christmas present. And it was a Black Friday deal for half off. Anyway, we didn’t know what to do with it at first and after some research, we started cooking. A few weeks ago, Hubs found out he is on the promotion list and to celebrate, he wanted fajitas so I pulled out the Instant Pot and whipped up a celebratory meal.
I used a ribeye roast and some spices and marinade liquids. The Instant Pot has a sauté function so I browned the meat before cooking it. Since my roast was big, I had to do it 2 batches. I also sautéed it with the seasoning on it already.
As the meat was sautéing, I chopped up the onions and peppers. Once the meat was done, I tossed in the veggies and let them soften for a couple minutes. Toss the meat back in, put the lid on and set it to “Meat/Stew” and then walk away. The pressure cooker will equalize the temperature and then the countdown will start. While beef only takes 35 minutes, it can take 15-30 minutes for the temperature and pressure to equalize before the timer starts so be sure to plan for that.
Once the timer beeps you can either quick release the pressure by twisting the switch on lid or let it come down on it’s own. Since I was also cooking rice and black beans, I let the pot do it’s thing until the sides were done. Once I took the lid off, I pulled out all the meat and vegetables. The meat was so tender and the veggies were perfectly seasoned.
Dinner was a great time. I ate my fajitas on corn tortillas but for you gluten eaters, flour is best. Top it with some Mexican cheese and paired with a side of rice and black beans and you’ve got a great meal. If you are thinking about getting an Instant Pot, you really should. Since we started using it, I’ve cooked 6 out of 7 meals a week with it. It makes soup, tender meat, wild rice. Basically it makes everything. Go buy it.
Instant Pot Steak Fajitas
- Ribeye roast
- 2 Tbs soy sauce
- 2 Tbs worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 2 Tbs olive oil – plus more for sautéing
- 2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 green pepper
- 1 yellow onion
- tortillas and Mexican cheese for serving
- Instant Pot
- Make marinade out of liquids and seasoning and marinade meat for at least 1 hour, cube into 2 inch chunks
- Turn Instant Pot to sauté and brown the meat on either side
- Chop vegetables into strips, remove meat from Instant Pot and sauté for 3-5 minutes
- Place meat on top of veggies and pour out remaining marinade over the meat
- Press “meat/stew” on Instant Pot and walk away
- Serve on tortillas with some cheese
Have you bitten the Instant Pot bug? What’s your favorite recipe?