Mexican Pulled Pork
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4.75 from 32 votes

Mexican Pulled Pork

Use a homemade rub to make an absolutely delicious Mexican Pulled Pork recipe in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Makes great pulled pork tacos!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Instant Pot Carnitas, Instant Pot Mexican Pork, Instant Pot Mexican Pulled Pork, Instant Pot Pork Carnitas, Mexican Pulled Pork, Pork Shoulder Tacos, Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork, Pulled Pork Burritos, Pulled Pork Tacos, TwoSleevers
Servings: 6
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre



  • 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
Corn Tortillas
Chopped red onions
Chopped fresh cilantro
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (see recipe below) 
Sour Cream
Avocado Slices


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sugar: 2g