Instant Pot Cuban Pork Tacos
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes*
Prep Time: 10 minutes*
Cook Time: 40 minutes
This Cuban style marinade takes the pork roast to the next level of flavor! It is packed with amazing flavors and the meat soaks those in, as it pressure cooks. Once cooked, you can shred it and serve in your favorite tortillas (flour or corn work!) and your favorite toppings - we recommend sliced red onions and chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) pork shoulder roast
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 - cup(s) orange juice
  • 3 - Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 2 - tsp paprika
  • 1 - tsp dried oregano
  • 1 - tsp onion powder
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • 12 - flour tortillas**
  • Garnish: - red onion(s)**
  • 2 - Tbsp chopped cilantro**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the pork roast in the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, minced garlic, paprika, dried oregano, onion powder and ground cumin.
  3. Pour the marinade over the pork roast.
  4. Steam valve: Sealing.
  5. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  6. Release: Natural or Quick.
  7. Once cooked, shred the meat and mix into the sauce.
  8. Spoon into the tortillas and top with sliced red onion and chopped cilantro garnish.
  9. Prepare veggies.
  10. Serve Instant Pot Cuban Pork Tacos with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup orange juice, 6 Tbsp lime juice, 4 tsp minced garlic, 4 tsp paprika, 2 tsp dried oregano, 2 tsp onion powder, and 2 tsp ground cumin.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb. pork shoulder roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the prepared marinade into each bag

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

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Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free corn tortillas.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Cuban Pork Tacos

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Once cooked, shred the meat and mix into the sauce. Serve in flour tortillas with veggies. Garnish with sliced red onions and chopped cilantro.

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