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Marinated Instant Pot Mojo Pulled Pork

This juicy mojo pulled pork recipe is about to rock your world! It’s quick and easy to make in the Instant Pot or slow cooker (instructions below) and marinated in super tasty mojo seasonings and citrus.

Easy Mojo Pork in the Instant Pot

The Instant Pot makes pulled pork pretty effortless, but we do have a few tips to make sure you get tender, shreddable mojo pork every time.

  1. Cut your pork into 2×2 inch cubes. This helps the pork cook a little quicker and ensures it will come out fall-apart tender.
  2. Brown the pork pieces in the Instant Pot or using a separate pan (or both). This will lock in the meat juices for more flavorful pork.
  3. Use fresh squeezed orange juice and lemon juice for the mojo marinade, it really makes a difference!
  4. Dump everything in the Instant Pot and sit back and wait for some delicious mojo pork :).

Note – The instructions are the same if using the Slow Cooker, you’ll just let it cook slow and low for 8-10 hours.

Looking for more citrusy pulled pork? Check out our Instant Pot Carnitas!

A bowl of shredded mojo pork with some used to make three tacos served up in a dish with lime wedges, chopped cilantro and sliced jalapeño.

How to serve this cuban flavored pulled pork

There are SO many things you can do with this mojo pork! I bet you can even get more creative than us!

Here are a few ideas for serving:

Angled image of marinated mojo pork shredded in a bowl with a serving spoon. Topped with lime wedges, chopped cilantro and sliced jalapeño.

Why we call it mojo marinated pork

The best part of this recipe is that you don’t have to marinate the pork for hours before cooking! The Instant Pot or slow cooker really do all the work for you. The mojo marinade gets cooked right into the pork and when you shred it the pork will soak up all the citrusy goodness.

We love easy recipes that taste like you spent hours in the kitchen – this is definitely one of those!

Angled image of three shredded pork tacos with sliced jalapeños and chopped cilantro on top.

Looking for more? Check out all of our Instant Pot Recipes!

Some Other Great Pulled Pork Recipes To Try

Your Turn To Try Our Mojo Pork

Go ahead and get this mojo pork going in your Instant Pot or slow cooker! Make it anytime you want to have tacos or leftovers on hand or feed a group of people.

If you make it, leave a comment below to let us know how it goes. Also, take a picture or video and share it on Instagram and tag us @realsimplegood. We love to see what you’re cooking!


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Marinated Instant Pot Mojo Pulled Pork

4.64 from 25 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Servings: 8
Calories: 212kcal
This perfectly seasoned mojo pulled pork recipe is about to rock your world! Make it in the Instant Pot or slow cooker.
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Ingredients

  • 3 lbs pork shoulder or butt, cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 3/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice, about 2 oranges
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice, about 2 lemons
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp ghee (or other cooking oil)

For topping/serving:

  • romaine lettuce (or sub Siete Tortillas or other sturdy lettuce)
  • cilantro
  • avocado
  • jalapenos, sliced
  • lemon/lime wedges
  • diced red onion
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Instructions 

For the Instant Pot:

  • Cut pork into cubes and set aside. Prep onion and garlic as noted.
  • Combine orange juice, lemon juice, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper powder in a bowl or jar and mix well.
  • Press the sauté button on the instant pot and add ghee. Once hot, add in the pork and brown it on all sides. Press cancel on the instant pot once the pork is browned.
  • Pour the juice/seasoning mixture all over the pork cubes and add in the diced onion and garlic.
  • Secure the lid on the instant pot and close the pressure valve. Press the “manual” button (or “pressure cook” button) and set the time to cook for 30 minutes at high pressure. Once the time is up, let the pressure naturally release on its own for 20 minutes.
  • Manually release any remaining pressure and remove the lid. Shred the pork with two forks.
  • Serve the mojo pork in lettuce wedges or tortillas with your favorite toppings. Spoon some of the extra sauce from the instant pot over the pork for serving.

For the slow cooker:

  • Follow steps 1 & 2 above.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add ghee. Once hot, add in the pork and brown it on all sides (you may need to do this in batches). Remove pork and place it in the slow cooker.
  • Pour the juice/seasoning mixture all over the pork cubes and add in the diced onion and garlic.
  • Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Remove the lid and shred the pork with two forks.
  • Serve the mojo pork in lettuce wedges or tortillas with your favorite toppings. Spoon some of the extra sauce from the instant pot over the pork for serving.

Notes

Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet and do not include optional toppings/serving items for this recipe. See our full nutrition information disclosure here.  

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g
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18 thoughts on “Marinated Instant Pot Mojo Pulled Pork

  • Fabulous recipe for burrito bowls. Prepared it ahead of time and froze it to serve at a family beach trip. Everyone loved it.

    • So happy to hear it was a hit! Thanks for trying our recipe and sharing it at your family beach trip! We’ve used this one for family beach trips, too! Everyone can use it how they want for tacos, salads, bowls, etc. Thanks again!

  • Delicious served on lettuce with toppings of avocado, cilantro and lime. Even the non paleo family members that ate it with flour tortillas loved it! It’s a keeper!
    Of note I made it in slow cooker!

  • Thanks for the quick reply! Spread over 8 servings should keep the numbers down. I guess I didn’t notice how many servings! It looks delicious and I want to try this over the weekend!

  • I have a question on the carb count for this dish. I am just wondering how the grams can be so low per serving (5 g) with all that citrus juice, or do you serve this without the juice. I saw another recipe for chicken that said 2 carbs when the dish had 75 carbs in the juice alone. Thank you.

    • Hi Gail – All of our nutrition amounts are estimates and per serving. The count is lower because all that juice is being spread out over 8 servings. However, if you are really needing the lowest carb option you could cook the meat in the juice for the flavor and discard the juice after cooking. Hopefully this helps.

  • I enjoyed this pork at a friend’s house. We used the leftover pork to make some amazing breakfast tacos. I loved it so much I had to go get a Boston butt to cook this way for my family. Yummy stuff!

  • This was our 3rd recipe from this site. My wife and I enjoyed this recipe a lot. Not quite what we get in Mexico, but quick and easy and tasty. Enjoying everything we have tried so far from here. I made tacos with corn tortillas and cojita cheese.

    • We’re so glad to hear you and your wife enjoyed this one and have tried a few recipes so far! Thanks so much for coming back to leave a review. We appreciate it!

  • Hello fresh and flavorful Tacos! We were so satisfied with the way this meat turned out! I love using all the fresh ingredients and enjoying the meat in a taco or a baked sweet potato 🙂
    My cousin, who can be a picky eater, RAVED about how much she liked these. She enjoyed this as a pork slider.
    Wonderful, simple recipe and it produces a LOT of delicious, juicy meat!
    Thanks so much!

    • Yay!! We are so happy this one was such a hit! We love it, too! Thanks so much for giving our recipes a try! We’re so grateful we get to connect with you!

  • So easy to make and very flavorful! I’ve had another crockpot recipe before for pork tacos and my bf prefers this recipe time and time again… and me too! ?

    • Hooray! We love hearing that! And your tacos looked great on IG too! Thanks so much for sharing and coming back to leave a rating and comment too! We appreciate it! 🙂

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