Use a homemade rub to make an absolutely delicious Mexican Pulled Pork recipe in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Use the Pulled Pork for tacos, burritos, casseroles, or whatever other creative uses you can think up!
Mexican Pulled Pork
Is Mexican pulled pork even a thing? Well, it is now! I find these so easy and delicious for pork tacos. Its nice to be able to make a batch of this Mexican pulled pork and have it handy for tacos, tamales, or even just for snacking with some avocados and sour cream for a low carb snack.
This is also an excellent cooking method to take a cheaper, more tough piece of meat and make it absolutely tender and delicious, This shreds so easily and has the best flavor. The meat does NOT taste boiled, because it isn’t, once you pressure cook. This is also SO much faster than cooking the old-fashioned way in your oven or slow-cooker.
Something you should DEFINITELY make to pair with this dish is my Roasted Tomatillo Salsa. It gives just the right amount of acidity to complement the dish perfectly.
EQUIPMENT YOU MAY NEED TO MAKE THIS INSTANT POT PRESSURE COOKER KETO MEXICAN PULLED PORK:
- Instant Pot Mini Duo, or Instant pot 6 quarts, or Instant Pot 8 Quarts
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- My favorite Cutting Board
- Good set of Kitchen Knives
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Use a homemade rub to make an absolutely delicious Mexican Pulled Pork recipe in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Use the meat for tacos, burritos, casseroles, or whatever other creative uses you can think up!
In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, chile powder, and black pepper.
Add the cut-up pork shoulder and massage the spice rub into it. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes
Place the pork pieces into the inner liner of your Instant Pot.
Add the ¼ cup of water.
Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes and then let it sit undisturbed for 10 minutes. Release any remaining pressure.
Shred the pork pieces and push back under the cooking liquid until ready to serve.
Serve with optional taco fixings, as desired.
Optional Fixings for Serving
Chopped red onions
Chopped fresh cilantro
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (see recipe below)
I am not a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information is provided a courtesy, and can vary depending on the exact ingredients you use.