Craving some delicious, melt-in-your-mouth tacos that are sure to please mouths both young and old?
Look no further than this great instant pot recipe for sweet pork tacos!
Just prep your ingredients before cooking (which will take about 5 minutes), put the meat into your pressure cooker, and then prep the tortillas and limes for five minutes while you’re completely hands-off in the cooking process.
Instant Pot Sweet Pork Tacos
With just a little bit of prep while your meat is cooking in the instant pot, you can be celebrating Taco Tuesday or chow down on this tasty Tex-Mex food any day of the week.
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Instant pot Carnitas Tacos Ingredients:
- 3 lbs. Pork Roast
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp. Oregano
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Chili Powder
- 1 tsp. Minced Garlic
- 1 large onion diced
- 2 cups Water (I have had friends add Dr. Pepper or other soda, we just try to minimize sugar in our home even when the recipe is amazing. Use DP if you have it or would like to though!)
- ½ cup Shredded Carrots
- ½ cup Salsa
- 4 oz or half a cup of diced green chilies
- 1 cup granulated sugar (optional)
How to make Pork Taco Meat in an Instant Pot
Remove steam rack from Instant Pot and place your cut of pork inside of the Instant Pot.
In a separate bowl, mix all of the remaining ingredients except 1 cup granulated sugar (only add if you want to add a sweetness to your pork).
Pour sauce in bowl over pork roast in Instant Pot. Plug in your electric pressure cooker and lock lid into place. Then seal the vent valve.
Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes. Do not use the meat setting, simply manually adjust the time to 45 minutes. Allow for NPR.
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Remove roast from Instant Pot and shred in a separate bowl. Toss the shredded pork back in the Instant Pot. Add 1 cup granulated sugar and stir well. Let your sweet pork sit in the juice for 10-15 minutes before serving. This allows the meat time to absorb the flavor. The longer it sits the more flavorful it is.
Add meat to soft taco flour or corn tortilla to make soft tacos. (Personally I like flour, but my husband loves corn. So maybe split half and half like our family).
Top with cilantro, salsa, lettuce, cheese, or anything else you’d like. Sweet pork is also delicious in burritos, quesadillas, and taco salad.
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Kara is an author, wife, and mother of 3 children living in Boston, MA. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and even helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!