Instant Pot™ Southwest Pork Shoulder

This easy Southwest pulled pork is bursting with bright chile-lime flavor that’s perfect for burritos, bowls, quesadillas, enchiladas and more.
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30 Minutes Prep
2 Hours 30 Minutes Total
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9 Servings


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 3 to 4 lb boneless pork shoulder, trimmed and cut in 3 pieces
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 packages (1 oz each) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Preparation
  1. On 6-quart Instant Pot™, select SAUTE; adjust to normal. Heat oil in insert. Add pork; sear 3 to 5 minutes on all sides until browned. Select CANCEL.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix broth, taco seasoning mix, garlic and chili powder. Pour over pork in insert. Secure lid; set pressure valve to SEALING. Select MANUAL; cook on high pressure 90 minutes. Select CANCEL. Keep pressure valve in SEALING position to release pressure naturally.
  3. When cool enough to handle, shred pork and toss with lime juice and 1 cup of the cooking liquid; discard remaining cooking liquid.
Expert Tips
  • Naturally releasing pressure allows the pork to cook longer and become even more tender as it cools.
  • For best flavor, allow pork to get quite brown on all sides while sautéing.
Nutrition
1 Serving: Calories 310 (Calories from Fat 170); Total Fat 19g (Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 95mg; Sodium 310mg; Potassium 410mg; Total Carbohydrate 3g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 31g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 8% Exchanges: 0 Starch, 0 Fruit, 0 Other Carbohydrate, 0 Skim Milk, 0 Low-Fat Milk, 0 Milk, 0 Vegetable, 0 Very Lean Meat, 4 1/2 Lean Meat, 0 High-Fat Meat, 1 Fat