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Freeze For Later: Label a gallon-sized freezer bag. If making this in the Instant Pot, cut the roast into 2×2 inch pieces. Rub the taco seasoning all over the sides of the roast and place in the bag. Add the salsa and broth. Seal, squeezing out any excess air, and freeze. (Note: If you want to cook this from frozen in the Instant Pot, place the bag in a round container in the freezer until frozen and then remove.)
Prepare From Frozen: Note: Have a bag of tortilla chips and your favorite Mexican toppings on hand to complete this meal.
Two options for cooking:
Gluten-Free Version: If you buy taco packets at the store, be sure to buy a gluten-free brand. For the tortilla chips, double check that they are gluten-free or try Siete brand (grain-free chips).
Dairy-Free Version: Omit the cheese and sour cream. I usually top mine generously with guacamole after it comes out of the oven to lend richness.
How to Substitute a Pork Butt (Slow Cooker Version): If you want to use a 3 lb pork butt (often called Boston Butt) instead of a chuck roast, here’s how. Lock and seal the lid. Cook at high pressure for 45 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure.Cover and cook the seasoned roast, salsa, and broth on Low for 7 to 9 hours or on High for 4 to 5 hours. Follow Steps 3-5.
How to Substitute a Pork Butt (Instant Pot Version): If you want to use a 3 lb pork butt (often called Boston Butt) instead of a chuck roast, here’s how. Cut up the pork into four equal pieces and season it with the taco seasoning. Add the seasoned roast, salsa, and broth to the pot. Lock and seal the lid. Cook at high pressure for 45 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure. Follow Steps 3 and 4.
Want more spice? Add more salsa and taco seasoning at the beginning. You can also stir in some salsa to the shredded meat at the end.
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