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Gluten-free Instant Pot Tacos al Pastor on a serving slate with lime wedges on the side.
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Instant Pot Tacos Al Pastor

Instant Pot Tacos al Pastor are super tender, full of fresh pineapple and spicy chipotle, and are a simple Instant Pot pork recipe.  Serve these Instant Pot tacos al Pastor for a quick and easy weeknight dinner in gluten-free corn tortillas or over cauliflower rice for a Paleo alternative.

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 265 kcal


  • 2 cups pineapple fresh, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup red onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 2 pounds pork shoulder trimmed of excess fat and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 8-16 corn tortillas*
  • ½ cup pineapple fresh, finely diced
  • ¼ cup red onion finely chopped, optional
  • Cilantro optional
  • Avocado optional


  1. In a high speed blender or food processor combine pineapple, onion, garlic, maple syrup, vinegar, chipotle peppers, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.

  2. Blend for 1-2 minutes or until marinade is completely smooth.
  3. Place trimmed and cubed pork shoulder in a gallon-sized zip-top bag along with the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.

  4. Once ready to cook, add pork and marinade into the Instant Pot.

  5. Cover, make sure pressure release valve is sealed, and cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.

  6. Once the timer goes off, let the pork sit in the Instant Pot for 10 minutes for a 10 minute natural pressure release (NPR).

  7. After 10 minutes, release the pressure valve and let it ventilate until you are able to open the Instant Pot.
  8. Shred the pork and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  9. Serve shredded pork on corn tortillas with diced pineapple, red onions, cilantro, and avocado. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • If your pork shoulder was very fatty you may have a bit too much liquid. If so, double up the corn tortillas to make sure your tacos do not fall apart!
  • Nutritional information is calculated for 1 taco with 1 corn tortilla.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Tacos Al Pastor
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 525mg23%
Potassium 600mg17%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 795IU16%
Vitamin C 27.9mg34%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.