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Instant Pot Pork Tacos

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Experience taco perfection in minutes with our Instant Pot Pork Tacos—a tantalizing blend of juicy pork, bold spices, and Instant Pot (pressure cooker) convenience.

Elevate your Taco Tuesday with the rich, savory goodness of perfectly seasoned pork tucked into warm tortillas. Quick, effortless, and utterly delicious, this recipe is very close to the Instant Pot Carnitas recipe, that will redefine your taco experience!

Instant Pot Pork Tacos Recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Flavorful Fusion: Enjoy the tasty mix of juicy pork, flavorful spices, and tangy citrus for a delicious experience.
  • Instant Pot Magic: Enjoy the convenience of Instant Pot cooking, effortlessly bringing together rich and savory pork tacos for quick weeknight dinners.
  • Customizable Fiesta: Tailor your taco experience with versatile spices, citrusy brightness, and tender pork, creating a customizable fiesta to suit your taste buds perfectly.
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Recipe Ingredients:

  • Pork Butt, Chops, Shoulder or Loin: Tender and flavorful, the pork serves as the hearty base for succulent tacos.
  • Olive Oil: Enhance juiciness and richness with quality olive oil during cooking.
  • Minced Garlic: Give savory notes with minced garlic for a tasty flavor.
  • Butter: Add indulgence to the dish, enhancing overall richness.
  • Small Onion Diced: Provide sweet and savory elements with diced onions.
  • Diced Green Chilies: Infuse mild, smoky heat for a subtle kick.
  • Beef Broth: Ensure tenderness and rich flavors in the cooking liquid.
  • Beer (Ale): Introduce malty richness for depth and uniqueness.
  • Orange Juice: Add sweetness and citrus brightness to balance savory elements.
  • Lime Juice: Bring a zesty and tangy kick for overall freshness.
  • Cinnamon: Infuse warm and aromatic essence with a hint of cinnamon.
  • Taco Seasoning: Elevate the flavor profile with a balanced blend of spices for an authentic taco experience.
Instant Pot Pork Tacos Ingredients.

How To Make Instant Pot Pork Tacos?

Step One: Saute

Set Instant Pot to sauté function.

Step Two: Add Garlic And Onions

Add oil and butter and allow to melt. Add garlic and onion. Cook about 2 minutes, or until garlic is fragrant and onions are translucent.

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Step Three: Brown The Pork

Add pork and brown, but do not cook all the way through.

Step Four: Add Chillies And Beer

Add the green chilies and pour the beer over the pork.

Step Five: Add Broth

Add the beef broth to the pot.

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Step Six: Add Orange And Lime Juice

Add orange and lime juice. Then add the cinnamon and taco seasoning. Mix together.

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Step Seven: Pressure Cook

Set the Instant pot to high pressure for 35 minutes. Close the lid and make sure the venting is turned off. Naturally release for 15 minutes and then quick release any remaining pressure.

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Step Eight: Pull Apart And Broil

Spoon the pork onto a baking sheet and pull apart. Place under the broiler until crispy. Reserve about a cup of the broth from the Instant Pot and brush over the pork.

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Step Nine: Serve On Tacos

Serve pork over corn or flour street-size tortillas. Top with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy your Instant Pot Pork Tacos.

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Cooking Tips

  • Marinate Overnight: For enhanced flavor, marinate the pork in the citrusy and spicy mixture overnight to allow the seasonings to penetrate the meat.
  • Choose Your Cut: Opt for your preferred cut of pork, whether boneless pork shoulder, pork chops, pork tenderloin, or pork butt to tailor the dish to your taste and texture preferences.
  • Adjust Spice Level: Customize the spice level by controlling the amount of diced green chilies and taco seasoning for a milder or bolder kick.

Variations

  • Instant Pot Pork Carnitas Tacos: Transform the pork mixture into crispy carnitas tacos by crisping up the shredded pork in a skillet for added texture. Serve carnitas alongside pico de gallo for a delicious combination.
  • Pork Burrito Bowls: Create a deconstructed version by serving the seasoned pork over rice or quinoa with black beans, salsa, and toppings for a hearty burrito bowl.
  • Pork Nachos: Use the seasoned pork as a topping for nachos, layering it with melted cheese, jalapeños, and your favorite nacho toppings.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigeration: Store leftover pork tacos in a sealed container to keep them fresh and prevent bacterial growth. Ensure the container is sealed properly to preserve flavors and textures.
  • Freezing: If planning to store pork tacos for an extended period, consider freezing them. Wrap each taco individually in aluminum foil or plastic wrap before storing them in a container or resealable plastic bag.
  • Thaw: When ready to enjoy the stored pork, remove them from the refrigerator or freezer and allow them to come to room temperature for a few minutes.
  • Reheat: To reheat, use a microwave or oven. Cover the tacos with a damp paper towel for microwave reheating to retain moisture and heat at medium power for even warming.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Mexican Rice: Enjoy a classic side of Mexican Rice, flavored with tomatoes, onions, and spices, to complement the savory pork tacos.
  • Refried Beans: Serve creamy and flavorful Refried Beanson the side, adding a rich and comforting element to your pork taco meal.
  • Guacamole: Elevate your taco experience with Creamy Guacamole, offering a refreshing and tangy contrast to the savory pork.
  • Salsa Verde: Provide a zesty kick with Salsa Verde, a green salsa made with tomatillos, jalapeños, and fresh cilantro.
  • Pineapple Salsa: Infuse a tropical twist with Pineapple Salsa, featuring diced pineapple, red onion, jalapeño, and cilantro for a sweet and spicy kick.

FAQ’S

How Long Should I Marinate The Pork For Street Tacos?

For optimal flavor, marinate the pork overnight, allowing the spices and citrus to enhance its taste.

Can I Make These Tacos With Corn Tortillas?

Absolutely, corn tortillas are a classic choice for street tacos and can be used for an authentic touch.

Are There Variations For Street Taco Fillings Besides Pork?

Certainly, you can use various proteins like chicken, beef, or even vegetarian options for diverse street taco fillings.

How Do I Prevent The Tortillas From Becoming Soggy?

To maintain texture, consider warming tortillas just before serving and storing fresh toppings separately from the cooked components.

instant pot pork tacos

Instant Pot Pork Tacos

Yield: 2-3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Savor delicious Instant Pot Pork Tacos featuring tender pork seasoned with a blend of Mexican spices, perfect for a quick and flavorful meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of pork chops, shoulder or loin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 can of beer (I used an ale)
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup or one package of taco seasoning

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to sauté function.
  2. Add oil and butter and allow to melt. Add garlic and onion. Cook about 2 minutes, or until garlic is fragrant and onions are translucent.
  3. Add pork and brown, but do not cook all the way through.
  4. Add the green chilies and pour the beer over the pork.
  5. Add the beef broth to the pot.
  6. Add orange and lime juice. Then add the cinnamon and taco seasoning. Mix together.
  7. Set the Instant pot to high pressure for 35 minutes. Close the lid and make sure the venting is turned off. Naturally release for 15 minutes and then quick release any remaining pressure.
  8. Spoon the pork onto a baking sheet and pull apart. Place under the broiler until crispy. Reserve about a cup of the broth from the Instant Pot and brush over the pork.
  9. Serve pork over corn or flour street-size tortillas. Top with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy your Instant Pot Pork Tacos.

Notes

  • Marinate Overnight: For enhanced flavor, marinate the pork in the citrusy and spicy mixture overnight to allow the seasonings to penetrate the meat.
  • Choose Your Cut: Opt for your preferred cut of pork, whether boneless pork shoulder, pork chops, pork tenderloin, or pork butt to tailor the dish to your taste and texture preferences.
  • Adjust Spice Level: Customize the spice level by controlling the amount of diced green chilies and taco seasoning for a milder or bolder kick.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 687Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 206mgSodium: 726mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 61g

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