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How to Make Shredded Beef from Frozen in the Instant Pot

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Learn how to make shredded beef from frozen in the Instant Pot! Tender and juicy roast that is cooked from frozen and is for tender so shredding is easy. 

 

Beef is always welcome in our home. We are fans of roast and this shredded beef is versatile! Toss on buns for sandwiches, serve over cauliflower rice or brown rice, noodles, and the list goes on. 

How to Make Shredded Beef from Frozen in the Instant Pot

How to Make Shredded Beef from Frozen in the Instant Pot

Let me walk you through some common questions, tips and more so I set you up for complete success of this recipe! 

 

Can I Cook Frozen Meat In Instant Pot

Yes! Frozen beef, chicken, and any other type of meat can be cooked straight from the freezer. If you forgot to set meat out a lot the Instant Pot might become a life saver for you! 

How to Make Shredded Beef from Frozen in the Instant Pot

Best Way To Serve Shredded Beef

  • Sandwiches
  • Serve with gravy 
  • Top mashed potatoes
  • Over rice or cauliflower rice
  • Use for burritos or enchiladas
  • Place in casseroles
  • Toss into stews or soups Like Beef and Barley Soup
  • And any other way that sounds delicious 

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Do You Quick Release Beef Roast

No! I have seen this the other day where someone took all the time to cook their roast and quick released and it was so dry and tough I am sure they tossed it out. 

 

A good rule of thumb is to never quick release meat in the Instant Pot. You want the meat to naturally release so it helps to tenderize and lock in juices. Shredded beef is no exception. 

How to Make Shredded Beef from Frozen in the Instant Pot

Can You Freeze Shredded Beef

Yes! A great way to prep for future meals is to allow the beef to cool then toss in freezer bag or container and toss into the freezer. 

 

Shredded beef will store for up to three months or if you use a vacuum sealer system it will extend the shelf life greatly. 

How to Make Shredded Beef from Frozen in the Instant Pot

How Long Is Shredded Beef Good For In Fridge

Your shredded beef will last cooked in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. I always recommend using your best judgment in terms of if you feel it has gone bad. 

 

Instant Pot Will Take Longer to Reach Pressure

Because you are cooking frozen meat you have to remember it will take longer to reach pressure. It is like you placed a huge ice cube into your pressure cooker so it will take longer for the liquid to heat up. 

 

I see a lot where people think they did something wrong since it is taking a lot longer. Just have patience and trust. Depending on the size of meat it could take twice as long to reach pressure. 

 

Can I Change Up Seasoning for Shredded Beef

Absolutely. Feel free to play around with liquids used and seasoning to create flavor profiles to fit your taste buds. You might find the wine is a better fit or aromatic spices.

This is a starter recipe that offers mild flavor so you can pair or serve how you like. So, by all means, have fun changing the flavor to what you prefer. 

 

Shredded Beef

I hope you all enjoy this super simple Instant Pot recipe. Grab your beef and get cooking!

How to Make Shredded Beef from Frozen in the Instant Pot

How to Make Shredded Beef from Frozen in the Instant Pot

How to Make Shredded Beef from Frozen in the Instant Pot

Yield: 1
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Learn how to make shredded beef from frozen in the Instant Pot! Tender and juicy roast that is cooked from frozen and is for tender so shredding is easy.

Ingredients

  • 3 Pound Pot Roast
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • Salt&Pepper
  • 1 Cup Beef Broth

Instructions

  1. Place Broth, garlic, and Onion in the pot
  2. Put in your frozen Roast (I rinsed mine)
  3. Place on manual high pressure for 60 minutes
  4. I did a full natural release it took 30 minutes
  5. Remove and Shred.
  6. I placed mine in freezer bags to season and use with other meals
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 360mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g

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Tracey Gallagher

Monday 6th of July 2020

Your recipes look wonderful.. If I was to cook fresh roast that is not frozen how long should I cook it for? Thank You, Tracey

Roguesquid

Sunday 5th of July 2020

For those doing half (ish) of the amount of beef, I did 1.5 pounds of frozen beef chunks (about 1 to 2 inch pieces) for 50 mins with a 10 mins release. And it was perfect. :) Thanks for the recipe! I put it on top of mashed potatoes For one dish / quinoa for the other.

Jeffrey

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020

Hi Carla, What if I'm using fresh not frozen. How many minutes do I set it for using 3 or 7 pounds?

Lindsay

Monday 2nd of March 2020

Hi Carla, I have never used an instant pot before (I know I know I’ve been living under a rock). I live at a high elevation just over 7,000 ft. Do I need to increase my cook time for a frozen beef roast?

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