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caldo de res instant pot
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Caldo de Res in Instant Pot

Hearty, meaty and just simply delicious Caldo de Res in Instant Pot will warm your body and soul. Mexican beef soup in your pressure cooker!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: instant pot caldo de res
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 171kcal


  • Pressure cooker


  • 2 lb beef shanks
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 chayote
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1/2 medium cabbage cut into chunks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 potatoes
  • 2 carrots cut into big chunks
  • 3 corn cut into 3 pieces each
  • 1 tomato
  • salt and pepper
  • lime
  • cilantro


  • Wash beef shanks and place into your instant pot. Add sliced onions and bay leaf. add 8-10 cups of water. Lock the lid and put IP to high pressure for 40 minutes. Nature release to avoid foam splashing.
  • Open lid and add chopped potatoes, sliced chayote and zucchinis, carrots, corn, cabbage and sliced tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Lock the lid and push high pressure setting for 4 minutes. Quick release.
  • Serve with chopped cilantro and quartered lime.


For Weight watchers: myWW green plan 5 points,myWW blue plan 4 points,myWW purple plan 2 points per serving (all calculations are done by adding ingredients to Weight watchers app calculator)


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 933mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2830IU | Vitamin C: 43.4mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4.8mg