Instant Pot Green Chile Pork (keto, paleo, Whole30)
Perfect for meal prep, feeding a crowd, or freezing, this flavorful Instant Pot Green Chile Pork makes the BEST burritos, burrito bowls, nachos, and tamales. It’s paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly and has 7g net carbs per serving!
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There’s a little spot in Ruidoso, New Mexico, called Tina’s Cafe that serves the BEST green chile pork tamales and coconut cream pie.
Tina’s is a spot our family has visited often on quick get-aways to a family cabin in Ruidoso. Our leisurely lunches are always followed by a drive through downtown Ruidoso with walking and window-shopping. Then, it’s back to the cabin to nap in the hammock until dinnertime.
Tina’s green chile pork tamales are DA BOMB. I could eat them ’til the cows come home!
Alas, I live in Minnesota now, where homemade tamales only come to me in my dreams.
Use this pressure cooker pulled pork recipe in tamales, if you like. Or, eat it over rice or cauli-rice, on nachos, inside burritos, burrito bowls… you name it!
Instant Pot Green Chile Pork is easier than you think!
I don’t do complicated, time-consuming recipes. Well, not hands-on, time-consuming recipes.
I like to make a big bunch of food — this Instant Pot pork recipe makes quite a bit — and then enjoy the gift of leftovers for a few days.
A big pork roast (I used a boneless shoulder roast) is just the ticket to making a lot of healthy food that will last a small family for a few meals.
Or, this pressure cooker Green Chile Pork can feed a crowd or be frozen for a meal later on!
I don’t know if Tina uses any processed ingredients in her pulled pork tamales, but this Instant Pot Green Chile Pork has zero weird ingredients and is paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly!
How to Make Paleo, Keto, Whole30 Instant Pot Green Chile Pork
For this pressure cooker green chile pork, we’ll be using the Sauté and Pressure Cook features of the Instant Pot.
To make cooking time even faster, I like to cut my pork roast into two- to three-inch chunks — trimming off any large bits of fat.
First, sauté some diced onion along with the chunks of pork roast for two to three minutes.
The yummy green chile part is next! Add some jarred salsa verde, canned Hatch green chiles, and seasonings to the pot.
Secure the lid, seal the vent, and pressure cook that bad boy for about an hour. The good news is that, with pulled pork, the longer you pressure cook, the more tender and falling apart the meat becomes.
Once it’s finished cooking, manually release the pressure.
I like to use tongs to transfer the meat chunks to the bowl of my stand mixer and use the paddle attachment to “pull” the pork. It’s way easier than doing it by hand with two forks!
Add the meat back into the sauce and serve it up!
Optionally, you can thicken the green chile sauce by whisking in an arrowroot slurry. The nutrition facts I’ve calculated below account for the addition of arrowroot. Even with the extra carbs, there are only 7 net carbs per serving of this Instant Pot Green Chile Pork.
Recipe FAQs, Subs, & Serving Suggestions
What’s the best way to serve Instant Pot Green Chile Pork?
For starters, if you make tamales, this is a fantastic filling! If tamales are out of your league, simply serve this over some cooked rice or cauliflower rice (if low-carb). Here’s how to make Instant Pot Sprouted Brown Rice!
You can also make delicious burritos, burrito bowls, or nachos and load this pulled pork up with tons of toppings like guac, pico de gallo, salsa, fresh cilantro, fermented peppers, chopped onion, cilantro-lime black beans or ranchero pinto beans, and any other Tex-Mex faves!
Can I freeze this recipe?
Yes! Instant Pot Green Chile Pork makes a great meal prep and freezer meal. Freeze your preferred portion size in a zip-top bag, squeezing all the air out. Make sure to label the contents, otherwise, it looks like frozen mystery meat. 😉
Can I use a bone-in roast?
Yep! I still like to cut my roasts into chunks, cutting them off the bone as much as I can. But, cooking your pork with the bone will infuse your food with the nutrients of the bone.
Instant Pot Green Chile Pork (keto, paleo, Whole30)
Perfect for meal prep, feeding a crowd, or freezing, this flavorful Instant Pot Green Chile Pork makes the BEST burritos, burrito bowls, nachos, and tamales. It's paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly and has 7g net carbs per serving!
- 3tablespoonsavocado oilor your nourishing fat of choice (lard, tallow, olive oil, etc.)
- 1-1/2cupsyellow oniondiced
- 3poundboneless pork roastcut into 2" chunks
- 1cupsalsa verdefrom a jar
- 24-oz.cans diced Hatch green chiles
- 2teaspoonssaltto taste
- 2teaspoonsgarlic powder
- 1teaspoonchili powder
- 1tablespoonarrowroot powder + 3 tablespoons waterto make a slurry
Dice the onion and cut the pork roast into 2-inch chunks.
Press the Saute button on your Instant Pot and add fat of choice. Add the onion and chunks of pork roast and saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Press the Keep Warm/Cancel button.
Add the remaining ingredients, except the arrowroot slurry.
Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and adjust the time to 60 minutes on high pressure. Check that the seal is in place, put the lid on the pot, and close the vent.
When it beeps, immediately release the pressure.
Carefully remove the chunks of pork roast from the Instant Pot and shred.
Press the Saute button again and stir in the arrowroot slurry to thicken the green chile sauce.
Add the shredded pork back to the pot and toss in the sauce to coat.
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