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4.75 from 8 votes

The best instant pot pork tacos

This is the best instant pot pulled pork shoulder tacos recipe for your pressure cooker! Carnitas is the dish that is so easy to make, family favorite and you can cook it from frozen no problem. Perfect party main dish and Mexican inspired dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: instant pot carnitas, instant pot pork, instant pot tacos, pressure cooker tacos
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 158kcal


  • Pressure cooker


  • 3 lb pork shoulder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • Place all the ingredients into your pressure cooker.Close the lid and set on high pressure for 40 minutes (50 minutes if the meat is frozen)
  • Once the meat is cooked, quick release and open the lid. Shred the meat with two forks.
  • Now the fun part! Create you own tacos! On the warmed small tortillas , place some pork, add you favorite toppings and enjoy!


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 662mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.6mg