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5 Delicious Recipes for Instant Pot Cooking

April 5, 2021

Sometimes it’s late afternoon, and you realize there’s no plan for dinner. We here at Mission know that you don’t want to sacrifice depth of flavor or exciting new recipes just because you need a hands-off, easy meal. Using an Instant Pot (pressure cooker) allows you to develop flavors in far less time (and with much less babysitting) than traditional cooking techniques. So we’ve rounded up five of the best Instant Pot meals that combine delicious Mexican flavors, our mouth-watering tortillas, and a variety of proteins for you to try the next time you’re up for an adventure!

Mojo Chicken Tacos

If you haven’t had it before, mojo is a flavor profile that you’re going to permanently add to your rotation. A traditional citrus-based seasoning mix, mojo uses lime, orange, garlic, oregano, and cumin – perfect for a summery taco meal. Using your Instant Pot to quickly cook chicken makes this recipe hassle-free as well as tasty; combine the mojo and chicken, cook, then crisp up under your broiler for a few minutes. Our Better For You Organic White Corn Tortillas make the perfect shell for these tasty tacos.


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Pork Belly Tacos

Who doesn’t want to combine barbecue with Taco Tuesday? This simple, hands-off pork belly recipe will give you the smoky pork flavor that you crave in a scrumptious taco bite. This cut of meat can be difficult to cook, but with an Instant Pot and some pre-made taco seasoning, all you have to do for the first 80 minutes is sit back and wait! Once your pork has cooked through, finish it off in the oven with a decadent butter and barbecue sauce mixture until the skin is crispy. This delicious pork filling is perfectly paired with our Street Tacos White Corn Tortillas; their small size makes it easier to have several without getting full!


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Chicken Barbacoa Soft Tacos

Introduce your family to an abundance of flavors with this chicken barbacoa recipe. Every step is fast and simple, but you’ll end up with a gourmet meal for your next taco night - that’s what happens when you make everything from scratch! Start by preparing the lime crema so that it has time to chill in the refrigerator before final assembly. Break out your blender next to make the barbacoa sauce – a rich blend of vinegar, tomato, sugar, spices, and adobo sauce (spicy!). A quick 10 minutes in the Instant Pot on high for the chicken and sauce, and you’re ready for assembly. Our deliciously fluffy Soft Taco Flour Tortillas will complete this meal; make sure to warm them up for a truly comforting treat!

Pork Carnitas

Cooking moist, flavorful pork can be a challenge, but we’ve found an easy and quick way to make delicious pork carnitas using an Instant Pot that’ll surely make your regular menu rotation. Using cubed pork shoulder (a wonderfully flavorful cut) rubbed with a spice mixture featuring garlic, chili powder, paprika, basil, coriander, cumin, and brown sugar is a combination destined for greatness. While the pork is cooking on high for 40 minutes, prepare your homemade pickled onions (so simple!) using vinegar, lime juice, and sugar. Once everything is cooked, brown the tips of the pork under your broiler and serve atop heated Organic Flour Tortillas for the perfect crispy bite.


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Shredded Beef Tacos

Going out to a restaurant for tacos always feels extra fancy because you can order shredded beef rather than just the ground beef that has made up homemade tacos for generations. With your Instant Pot, now you can have this gourmet taco filling at home without the fuss! Cook your beef chuck roast in a delicious seasoning mixture of chili powder, cumin, garlic, and tomatoes for 60 minutes on high while you enjoy your family’s company - no standing over the oven obsessively checking the roast! Garnish these tacos with traditional flavors such as lime, avocado, and cilantro. Using our Low Calorie Yellow Corn Tortillas, you’ll get to indulge in all of the flavors with fewer calories – a win-win! Leftovers will freeze well so that you can enjoy this delicious meal for days to come!

If you’re looking for new, hassle-free options to make in your Instant Pot, try one of these delicious new recipes today!

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