This amalgamation of recipes produces a very mild shredded pork taco filling: tasty, but not as intensely Mexican as one might prefer. I suggest using this as a basis and adapting to suit with the addition of various peppers, sauces, spices, etc. The true beauty of this recipe is that it can be made in a pressure cooker in about an hour. Serve in corn or flour tortillas.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 tacos
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the garlic powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Thoroughly rub the spice mixture over the pork.

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  • Place the roast in a pressure cooker with the beef broth, bay leaves, and onion over medium-high heat. Seal the cooker, and bring to full pressure; reduce the heat to maintain high pressure, and cook for 45 minutes.

  • Remove the pressure cooker from the heat and allow the pressure to drop naturally. Transfer the pork to a serving bowl and shred the meat with forks.

Nutrition Facts

363 calories; protein 29.3g; carbohydrates 2.5g; fat 25.5g; cholesterol 104.3mg; sodium 606.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2011
This is so yummy and quick in the pressure cooker. I bought a pork shoulder at costco that was about 15 pounds of boneless meat. It looks like one large roast but it was actually 2 large, floppy, pieces once I opened the package. For a party I made the Sweet & Savory Pulled Pork recipe, from this sight, in the slow cooker. It was delicious and a hit but I only used about half of the pork. It made a lot and I still had this huge amount of uncooked roast left and wanted something other than BBQ. I found this recipe, with no reviews, but pressure cooker instructions. I doubled all the spices, and used a whole onion because I had at least 6 pounds of meat but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. This was amazing. I put the shredded meat in soft, steamed, corn tortillas with cilantro and lime juice. And with left overs we had crunchy tacos with shredded cabbage, lime juice and cilantro. ***The only thing that would have made it even better would have been if I cut the roast up a little, like 2-3 chunks because there was one big piece of the pork that didn't get as fall apart tender in one hour in the pressure cooker. I'm sure it would have been perfect if the roast was only 3 1/2 pounds. Yummmmmm! Read More
(205)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2011
This is so yummy and quick in the pressure cooker. I bought a pork shoulder at costco that was about 15 pounds of boneless meat. It looks like one large roast but it was actually 2 large, floppy, pieces once I opened the package. For a party I made the Sweet & Savory Pulled Pork recipe, from this sight, in the slow cooker. It was delicious and a hit but I only used about half of the pork. It made a lot and I still had this huge amount of uncooked roast left and wanted something other than BBQ. I found this recipe, with no reviews, but pressure cooker instructions. I doubled all the spices, and used a whole onion because I had at least 6 pounds of meat but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. This was amazing. I put the shredded meat in soft, steamed, corn tortillas with cilantro and lime juice. And with left overs we had crunchy tacos with shredded cabbage, lime juice and cilantro. ***The only thing that would have made it even better would have been if I cut the roast up a little, like 2-3 chunks because there was one big piece of the pork that didn't get as fall apart tender in one hour in the pressure cooker. I'm sure it would have been perfect if the roast was only 3 1/2 pounds. Yummmmmm! Read More
(205)
Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2012
This was just okay for me. I followed the recipe exactly but the pork itself did not have a lot of flavor. I even shredded the meat and let it sit in the broth (which was very flavorful) for 3 or 4 hours. Needed a lot of extras on top to make a good meal. Thanks for posting though. Forgot to say that I used the meat for sopes (please see my picture) rather than tacos but I don't think that this would make any difference Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2013
Made as a sope rather than a taco. It's a mix of corn masa and water and then usually either lightly fried or pan fried a bit and then shaped into a little bowl. This pork recipe goes great as a topping. Just make the bowl and add beans lettuce tomato and queso fresco. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2013
Thank you for the great recipe! Nicely seasoned we loved it! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2018
This is very good. Thanks for saying ahead of the recipe that this isn t too intensely flavored. I spiced it up just a little more and it was amazing. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2016
Easy tasty and shredded nicely; however didn't love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2016
I have made this over a dozen times. I tend to double all of the ingredients except the beef broth. I do add extra hot cayenne ( about an extra 1/4 teaspoon). I cut the meat up into baseball size pieces and trim the heavy fat off. The meat is so tender and flavorful every time. It is a great recipe for many things...tacos burritos breakfast lunch dinner....I will make this again and again. Thanks for the submission of the recipe! Read More