Instant Pot Garlicky Cuban Pork

Tender shredded pork, marinated in garlic, cumin, grapefruit and lime and cooked in the pressure cooker is perfect to serve over a bed of rice, cauliflower rice or with tortillas and salsa and avocados for taco night. #instantpot #pressurecooker #shreddedpork #shreddedporkrecipe #easyporktaco

This Cuban pulled pork is made with tender shredded pork, marinated in garlic, cumin, grapefruit and lime and cooked in the pressure cooker is perfect to serve over a bed of rice, cauliflower rice or with tortillas and salsa and avocados for taco night.

Tender shredded pork, marinated in garlic, cumin, grapefruit and lime and cooked in the pressure cooker is perfect to serve over a bed of rice or with tortillas and salsa and avocados for taco night.Instant Pot Garlicky Cuban Pork

More pulled pork recipes I love are Italian Pulled Pork Ragu, Filipino Adobo Pulled Pork and Mexican Pulled Pork Carnita Tacos.

Tender shredded pork, marinated in garlic, cumin, grapefruit and lime and cooked in the pressure cooker is perfect to serve over a bed of rice or with tortillas and salsa and avocados for taco night.

I got my hands on Melissa Clark’s new book Dinner in an Instant (affiliate link) which features 75 recipes for pressure cooker and slow cookers.  Recipes like Duck Confit, Polenta, Risotto, etc. The recipes are decadent for sure, so I chose one I knew I could tweak to keep the calories down.

Tender shredded pork, marinated in garlic, cumin, grapefruit and lime and cooked in the pressure cooker is perfect to serve over a bed of rice or with tortillas and salsa and avocados for taco night.Tender shredded pork, marinated in garlic, cumin, grapefruit and lime and cooked in the pressure cooker is perfect to serve over a bed of rice or with tortillas and salsa and avocados for taco night.

This is very similar to my Slow Cooker Pernil, in fact if you don’t have an Instant Pot (btw you should!) and wish to make this in the slow cooker, you can do so for 8 hours on low.  It makes enough for several meals, it’s gluten free and kid-friendly. To see more Skinnytaste Instant Pot recipes click here.

And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, I still love my slow cooker! I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several!

Tender shredded pork, marinated in garlic, cumin, grapefruit and lime and cooked in the pressure cooker is perfect to serve over a bed of rice or with tortillas and salsa and avocados for taco night.
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Instant Pot Garlicky Cuban Pork

5
Freestyle Points
213
Calories
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Marinate Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 2 hrs 40 mins
Yield: 10 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Tender shredded pork, marinated in garlic, cumin, grapefruit and lime and cooked in the pressure cooker is perfect to serve over a bed of rice, cauliflower rice or with tortillas and salsa and avocados for taco night.

Ingredients

  • 3 lb boneless pork shoulder blade roast, lean, all fat removed
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • juice of 1 grapefruit, about 2/3 cup
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • lime wedges, for serving
  • chopped cilantro, for serving
  • hot sauce, for serving
  • tortillas, optional for serving
  • salsa, optional for serving

Instructions

  • PRESSURE COOKER: Cut the pork in 4 pieces and place in a bowl.
  • In a small blender or mini food processor, combine garlic, grapefruit juice, lime juice, oregano, cumin and salt and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the marinade over the pork and let it sit room temperature 1 hour or refrigerated as long as overnight.
  • Transfer to the pressure cooker, add the bay leaf, cover and cook high pressure 80 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally.
  • Remove pork and shred using two forks.
  • Remove liquid from pressure cooker, reserving then place the pork back into pressure cooker. Add about 1 cup of the liquid (jus) back, adjust the salt as needed and keep warm until you're ready to eat.
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  • SLOW COOKER: Cut the pork in 4 pieces and place in a bowl.
  • In a small blender or mini food processor, combine garlic, grapefruit juice, lime juice, oregano, cumin and salt and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the marinade over the pork and let it sit room temperature 1 hour or refrigerated as long as overnight.
  • Transfer to the slow cooker, add the bay leaf, cover and cook low 8 hours.
  • Remove pork and shred using two forks.
  • Remove liquid from slow cooker, reserving then place the pork back into slow cooker. Add about 1 cup of the liquid (jus) back, adjust the salt as needed and keep warm until you're ready to eat.
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Notes

Modified from Dinner in an Instant

Nutrition

Serving: 3.3oz, Calories: 213kcal, Carbohydrates: 2.5g, Protein: 26.5g, Fat: 9.5g, Cholesterol: 91mg, Sodium: 440.5mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 1.5g
Freestyle Points: 5
Points: +5
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