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Pork Carnitas Recipe - Instant Pot Tacos

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You simply must try this Instant Pot Pork Carnitas recipe because it is perfect for making pork tacos! And if you haven't experienced homemade from scratch pork tacos, you are seriously missing out.

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pork taco meat in white bowl with cilantro leaves on blue table

Healthy easy weeknight dinners are completely possible each and every night of the week. You don't have to bend over backwards to put a healthy dinner on the table for your family.

We really love this tasty carnitas recipe, which is PERFECT to use for pork tacos with black bean salsa or even for pork sandwiches.

If we're being honest, we love pretty much anything when you toss it in a tortilla, so you better believe we're going with the tacos over the sandwich for this delicious dinner.

This is delicious with Black Beans or Refried Beans.

pork taco meat in white bowl with cilantro leaves on blue table

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Yield: 4 Servings

Instant Pot Pork Carnitas Recipe for Pork Carnitas Tacos

Instant Pot Pork Carnitas Recipe for Pork Carnitas Tacos

Try Instant Pot Pork Carnitas recipe perfect for making pork tacos. Pressure cooker dinner recipes like this are great for healthy easy weeknight dinners.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  1. Set pot to sauté mode. Heat oil.
  2. Mix pepper, salt, chili powder, cumin, chipotle powder. Sprinkle liberally over pork.
  3. Brown pork on all sides in hot oil.
  4. Remove pork and set aside.
  5. In hot pot, add garlic, onion, green chilies and broth. De-glaze pot.
  6. Place pork back into pot. Add beans (optional). Cover, lock and set to cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. Natural release
  7. Shred pork, squeeze lime over shredded pork.


Tips for the best tacos:

  • The tortillas must be made of corn, of the best possible quality.
  • The dressings are placed on the cooked meat, once the taco is prepared, and give it its characteristic flavor. However, not everyone loves them. So don't feel bad if you don't like hot sauce or onion and decide to take them out of your tacos.
  • The chiles that are normally used for traditional tacos are ancho chiles or guajillo. In case of not getting those types of chili, replace them with other red chilies. Antillean chilies or bell peppers (not hot) are a good alternative.
  • The seasonings on the plate can also be served separately so that each diner can prepare their own tacos. In that case, the tortillas are placed in a container with a lid and with a cloth napkin, to help conserve heat and humidity.
  • For those who do not eat pork, you can use beef or even chicken.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 1058Total Fat 57gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 33gCholesterol 204mgSodium 2013mgCarbohydrates 73gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 15gSugar 25gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 69g

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