Serve the tangy, peppery beef on crispy tostadas and top with colorful slaw.

Source: 400 Calorie Recipes


Recipe Summary

45 mins
2 hrs


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Season beef on all sides with onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add oil to a programmable pressure multicooker (such as Instant Pot). Select SAUTE on cooker. Select HIGH temperature setting, and allow to preheat. Add beef; cook, turning occasionally, until golden brown on all sides, about 15 minutes. Transfer beef to a heatproof bowl. Add poblano chiles and onion to cooker; cook, stirring often, until vegetables slightly soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of the vinegar, stirring to scrape up any browned bits from bottom of cooker.

  • Return beef to cooker. Press CANCEL. Cover cooker with lid; lock in place. Turn steam release handle to SEALING position. Select MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK setting. Select HIGH pressure for 65 minutes. (It will take 10 minutes for cooker to come up to pressure before cooking begins.)

  • Carefully turn steam release handle to VENTING position, and let steam fully escape. (This will take 3 to 4 minutes.) Remove lid from cooker. Transfer beef to a clean heatproof bowl; let cool 10 minutes.

  • Whisk together cornstarch and cold water in a bowl until combined. Select SAUTE setting on cooker. Select HIGH temperature setting, and let liquid in cooker come to a boil. Add cornstarch mixture, whisking until combined. Cook, whisking often, until mixture thickens, about 1 minute. Turn cooker off. Shred beef; add to liquid in cooker, and stir to coat.

  • Toss together cabbage and bell peppers in a bowl. Whisk together mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Add to cabbage mixture; toss to coat. Using a slotted spoon, spoon beef mixture onto tostadas; top with slaw and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 tostada, 1/2 cup beef mixture, 1/2 cup slaw
306 calories; protein 33g; carbohydrates 16g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 3g; fat 12g; saturated fat 3g; sodium 401mg.