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Mexican Pulled Pork
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Instant Pot Keto Mexican-Style Pork Shoulder Tacos
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

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!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Dietary Consideration: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, High Protein, Keto, Low Carb, Low Sugar
Cooking Style: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Ease of Cooking: Pour and Cook
Recipe Type: Keto Low Carb, Mexican, Pork, Pressure Cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 157 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or Splenda
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder cut into 5 large pieces
  • 1/4 cup water
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, chile powder, and black pepper. 

  2. Add the cut-up pork shoulder and massage the spice rub into it. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes 

  3. Place the pork pieces into the inner liner of your Instant Pot.

  4. Add the ¼ cup of water.

  5. Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes and then let it sit undisturbed for 10 minutes. Release any remaining pressure.

  6. Shred the pork pieces and push back under the cooking liquid until ready to serve. 

  7. Serve with optional taco fixings, as desired. 

Recipe Notes

Optional Fixings for Serving

Corn Tortillas

Chopped red onions

Chopped fresh cilantro

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (see recipe below) 

Sour Cream

Avocado Slices

Nutrition facts per serving
157kcal | Fat: 4g | Saturated fat: 1g | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Protein: 25g

I am not a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information is provided a courtesy, and can vary depending on the exact ingredients you use.