This Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos recipe is super easy to make, and produces fantastic tacos. The pork turns out fall-apart tender, moist and delicious. If you are craving some tacos, you'll love this Mexican pork tacos recipe which combines pork tenderloin with taco seasoning, salsa and other delicious spices.
This was inspired by my Instant Pot Chicken Tacos with Lime. The results were fabulous!
Why you'll love instant pot pulled pork tenderloin
- Filled with flavor and tasty juices that make this a winner
- Leftovers can be used to make pulled pork enchiladas
- Very versatile - can be served in a bowl or in a taco
- pork tenderloin, cut into chunks or strips
- brown sugar
- taco seasoning
- olive oil
- beef broth
See recipe card for quantities.
How to make Instant Pot shredded pork tacos
To make pulled pork in the instant pot, slice your pork roast tenderloin into strips.
Turn on the instant pot and select the sauté function. Pour olive oil or vegetable oil into the Instant Pot. Add the minced garlic in the pot. Place the pork in the Instant Pot and add salt and brown sugar. Mix to combine.
Sauté the easy instant pot pulled pork for about 5 minutes or until it is brown on all sides.
One of the things I love about Instant Pot recipes is that you can do everything in one pot. No need to dirty a skillet to brown the pork. It all happens in the Instant Pot.
Once the pork has browned, add beef broth to the pressure cooker and seal the instant pot.
Select the manual setting and set the timer for 40 minutes.
It will take roughly 10 minutes for the timer to begin counting down. When the timer goes off, quickly release the steam.
Using a fork or shredding claws, shred the pork. It should be very tender and want to fall apart in the cooking liquid.
Add the cup of salsa and envelope of taco seasoning to the Instant Pot shredded pork and stir.
Place the lid on the instant pot and allow the tacos to rest for about 5 minutes. They will absorb some of the sauce.
You can serve this Mexican pulled pork using a slotted spoon to dish it up on crisp taco shells, soft corn tortillas, or over nachos. You can also use the leftovers in quesadillas.
Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container.
There are many ways to change this recipe to better suit your tastes.
- Spice it up - add oregano or top with cilantro
- Make it a meal - serve with rice and side of refried beans
- Go green - add sliced avocado to the top
- Turn up the heat - If you like a little spice, feel free to add black pepper or chili powder.
Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 3 pounds of pork tenderloin cut into chunks or strips
- 3 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 envelope of taco season
- 1 cup of salsa
- 1 c beef broth
- Slice pork tenderloin into cubes or strips.
- Turn on the instant pot and select the sauté function. Pour olive oil or vegetable oil into the Instant Pot. Place the minced garlic in the pot. Place the pork in the Instant Pot and add salt and brown sugar. Mix to combine.
- Saute the pork for about 5 minutes or until it is brown on all sides.
- Add beef broth to the pork and seal the instant pot.
- Select the manual setting and set the timer for 40 minutes.
- It will take about ten minutes before the timer starts to count down.
- When the timer beeps, quick release the steam.
- Using a serving spoon, shred the pork. It should be very tender and want to fall apart.
- Add the cup of salsa and envelope of taco seasoning and stir.
- Place the lid on the instant pot and allow the tacos to rest for about 5 minutes.
- Serve on street taco shells or over nachos.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
You can store the pork in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to five days.
Yes, you can. Rather than cooking the pork in the Instant Pot, you can cook it in a crock pot for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. You can choose to brown the pork in a separate skillet first or just place it in the Instant Pot.
Pork shoulder or pork butt work best for carnitas. For this recipe, I recommend pork loin. If you have pork shoulder, you can make these wonderful pork carnitas on the grill from Foodtastic Mom.
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