Instant Pot Al Pastor Recipe
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Serves: 8
  • 2 pounds pork loin, cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1 small onion, cut into chunks
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 chipotle chile, plus 1 tablespoon adobo from canned chiles in adobo (can lessen or increase the amount to your heat preference)
  • Your preferred taco toppings
  1. Cut a 2-pound pork loin into 1" chunks and place into the bottom of your Instant Pot liner.
  2. Core and cut your pineapple into chunks. Divide and set aside 1 cup pineapple for sauce, dice the rest into small pieces to add to tacos, or for use in other recipes.
  3. In a blender (we use the Ninja Professional Countertop Blender), add 1 cup pineapple, onion, orange juice, vinegar, chipotle chile, adobo sauce, chili powder, garlic, salt, oregano, and cumin. Pulse for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until pureed and smooth.
  4. Cover the cubed pork with the sauce mixture and stir to coat.
  5. Place the lid onto the Instant Pot and set to seal.
  6. Set manual for 22 minutes.
  7. When cook time ends, allow to naturally pressure release for 5 minutes, then safely release the remaining pressure.
  8. Remove and serve in tacos, over rice, or alone with your favorite sides.
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