4-Ingredient Multi-Purpose Instant Pot Shredded Beef (Paleo)

This paleo and meal prep-friendly Instant Pot Shredded Beef is made with only 4 ingredients, and can be used to create various meals throughout the week!

Instant Pot Shredded Beef

While I love a good barbacoa or shredded beef with delicious flavors, if I’m going to cook 3-4 pounds of beef for just me and my husband, I want to have the option of re-purposing it for several meals and we don’t like to eat the same exact thing over and over again.

Enter: this easy and delicious Instant Pot Shredded Beef. This recipe yields a plain and basic shredded beef with no special spices added except salt. The result is a great base protein that can be added to multiple meals by flavoring it with your choice of spices and sauces. It’s such a budget friendly way to stretch out one recipe and a great meal-prep recipe that you can enjoy throughout the week.

Instant Pot Shredded Beef

Some delicious ways to use Instant Pot Shredded Beef

You can use this shredded beef in any dish that you want to add beef to, but here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy it in my meal after flavoring it with spices or sauces specific to that dish:

  • On its own, alongside vegetables
  • In tacos
  • In burrito bowls
  • In taquitos
  • In stir frys
  • In soups and stews
  • In casseroles
  • In salads
  • In curry
  • Over nachos
  • Alongside eggs for breakfast
  • Stuffed in sweet potatoes or bell peppers
  • As a pizza topping

The possibilities are honestly endless. It’s all about finding creative ways to incorporate it into your dish!

I would love to know… how would you use this Instant Pot Shredded Beef? Share below!

Instant Pot Shredded Beef Instant Pot Shredded Beef

Instant Pot Shredded Beef

4-Ingredient Multi-Purpose Instant Pot Shredded Beef

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Author: Jean Choi


  • 3-4 lb of beef rump roast or chuck roast
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 cups of bone broth or beef broth


  1. Cut the roast into 4 even pieces and season all sides with salt.
  2. Set Instant Pot to the Sauté setting and heat coconut oil in the pot for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the roast pieces and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  4. Press Cancel, and add the broth over the beef. Close the lid and make sure the pressure-release valve is closed.
  5. Cook at high pressure on Manual for 50 minutes. Once the Instant Pot beeps to signal that it's done, let it sit for 10-15 minutes to allow the pressure to release naturally until the lid opens.
  6. Transfer the roast to a cutting board, and shred the meat with 2 forks. Return to the Instant Pot and keep warm until ready to use.
  7. You can eat the shredded beef on its own with various sides, or use in other dishes like tacos, burrito bowls, stir-fry, sandwiches, and more.

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Paleo Instant Pot Shredded Beef (Whole30, Gluten Free)

24 thoughts on “4-Ingredient Multi-Purpose Instant Pot Shredded Beef (Paleo)

  1. Irena Macri

    I just picked up a chuck roast from the store tonight and am about to throw it in my IP, and I see THIS recipe! Haha – perfect timing. Going to follow it to a t 😉

  2. Monique

    How handy is this little recipe. I really need something like this at the moment actually – one of those things you can make on default and then you’re sorted for so many things during the week! Great idea 🙂

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      No need for adjustments. You can cook it the same exact way, or maybe reduce the broth to 2 cups if you don’t want too much liquid at the end.

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      I’ve never tried but I don’t see why not. Just freeze in individual portion in an airtight container, then defrost and reheat when ready to eat.


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