Shredded Beef Tacos

Shredded Beef Tacos
Servings: 12 Prep 15 mins Cook 26 mins


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 flank steak (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium 99% fat-free beef broth
  • 1 7 1/2 ounce package soft corn tortillas
  • Lettuce, diced red onion, shredded cheese (optional)

Make It

1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat in pot of a pressure cooker (To buy a Fagor 6-quart pressure cooker, $125.95, visit or call 800-678-5752). Brown steak 5 to 6 minutes, turning once. Remove to a plate.

2. Reduce heat to medium and add remaining tablespoon oil to pot. Stir in onion, peppers, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic and oregano; cook 2 minutes more.

3. Return steak to pot with any drippings, and top with tomatoes and beef broth. Lock lid in place. Over high heat, bring up to pressure, about 7 minutes. Lower heat to maintain pressure; cook 35 minutes.

4. Quick-release pressure by setting under cool running water. Open lid away from you, letting any excess steam escape.

5. Remove steak to a cutting board and cut across grain into 2-inch strips. Return sauce in cooker to medium heat and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Meanwhile, shred meat with 2 forks and return to pot. Serve shredded beef and sauce on corn tortillas. Top with lettuce, diced red onion and cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 122, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 24, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 4, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 13, sodium (mg): 230, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.