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Instant Pot Mojo Pork Recipe: Flavorful & Fast

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This Mojo Pork recipe is my go-to for a zesty, flavorful meal. I love how the citrus juices tenderize the pork in the Instant Pot. It's a crowd-pleaser every time!

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Savor the tangy, citrus-infused marvel of my instant pot mojo pork! This succulent dish, dripping with flavors of orange juice and lime, swirled with a hint of cumin and oregano, brings a taste of Latin America right into your kitchen. Unfamiliar with using an Instant Pot? Fret not! I'm here to guide you step-by-step. Trust me, you'll want to dive into this carnival of flavors. A favorite in my house, it's time for this crowd-pleaser to make a splash in yours too. Let's cook up a storm, shall we?

Ingredients for Mojo Pork

  • Pork shoulder: Tender and flavorful cut of meat that becomes succulent and easy to shred after cooking in the instant pot.
  • Orange juice: Adds a bright citrus flavor that complements the richness of the pork, creating a tangy and refreshing taste.
  • Lime juice: Provides a zesty and fresh kick to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile with a burst of acidity.
  • Olive oil: Helps to tenderize the pork and infuse it with a rich, savory taste, adding moisture and depth to the dish.
  • Garlic: Adds a pungent and aromatic flavor that enhances the overall taste of the dish, creating a savory and robust profile.
  • Cumin: Brings a warm and earthy flavor to the dish, adding depth and complexity to the marinade for a well-rounded taste.
  • Oregano: Offers a fragrant and herbaceous note to the dish, balancing out the other flavors and adding a hint of freshness.

Essential Tools for Making This Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the pork shoulder quickly while keeping it tender and flavorful.

Instant Pot Mojo Pork Recipe: Flavorful & Fast

This Instant Pot Mojo Pork recipe is a quick and flavorful dish that combines the tangy flavors of orange and lime with savory spices. Perfect for a fast and delicious meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Natural Pressure Release Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 6 people
Calories 380 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 3 lbs pork shoulder cut into chunks
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 0.5 cup lime juice
  • 0.25 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • to taste Salt and pepper


  • In a bowl, mix together orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the pork shoulder in the Instant Pot and pour the marinade over it.
  • Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 45 minutes.
  • Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before manually releasing the remaining pressure.
  • Shred the pork using two forks and serve with your favorite sides.


This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Serve with rice, beans, or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

Nutrition value:

Calories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 30gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 80mgPotassium: 590mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg


Keyword Instant Pot, Mojo Pork, Quick Dinner
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Tips for Making Mojo Pork Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Marinate the pork as per the recipe instructions and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before cooking.
  • After cooking, store the shredded pork in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Freeze the marinated pork in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.
  • Cooked and shredded pork can be frozen in airtight containers or freezer bags for up to 3 months.

Marinating the pork in the mojo sauce overnight will enhance the flavors and make the meat even more tender and delicious.

Common Questions About Making Mojo Pork in the Instant Pot

Can I use a different cut of pork for this recipe?
Yes, you can use pork loin or pork tenderloin as alternatives to pork shoulder.
How can I adjust the cooking time if I have a smaller pork shoulder?
If using a smaller pork shoulder, you can reduce the cooking time by a few minutes to prevent overcooking.
Can I make this recipe without an Instant Pot?
Yes, you can make this recipe in a slow cooker by cooking on low for 8-10 hours or until the pork is tender.
Can I freeze the leftovers?
Yes, you can freeze the cooked pork in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
What are some serving suggestions for this mojo pork?
You can serve the mojo pork with rice, in tacos, on a salad, or as a filling for sandwiches.

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