4.2 from 30 votes
Mexican Pulled Pork
Mexican Pulled Pork
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. Makes great pulled pork tacos!

Course: Main Course
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
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
  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.