Instant Pot Pulled Pork Tacos are a great way to use up leftover pulled pork. With a colorful cabbage pulled pork slaw, creamy avocado lime crema sauce, and pickled onions, these tacos make a weeknight dinner the whole family will love!
To make the pickled onions, combine the vinegars, water, sugar and salt in a small microwavable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir to combine and let it cool. Place the onions in a bowl or jar and pour the brine over the onions. Allow to marinate for a few minutes or overnight before using.
1 red onion, 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 3 tablespoons white vinegar, 3 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Dampen 2 paper towels and squeeze dry, then place the tortillas in the middle, folding the paper towel over them. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Or, if you like your tacos crunchy, heat just a bit of oil in a pan and cook each side of the tortilla for 15 seconds, flip and continue cooking.
12 corn tortillas
Fill each tortilla with 2 or 3 heaping tablespoons of pulled pork, then top with slaw, avocado crema, queso fresco, chopped cilantro, and pickled onions.
Pulled Pork Shortcut. If you want pulled pork tacos but didn't make the Instant Pot Pulled Pork in advance, you can buy pre-cooked pulled pork from the grocery store. I also like to get extra from my favorite BBQ restaurant.
Make the tortillas pliable by placing them between damp paper towels and microwaving for about 30 seconds. This will heat them and make them easier to work with.
If your corn tortillas are very thin, they could tear when making tacos. In that case, I recommend using 2 corn tortillas for each taco.
Thicken Avocado Crema. To make the Avocado Crema thicker, don't blend it as long.
Thin Out Avocado Crema. To make the Avocado Crema thinner, add more lime juice or pickle brine.
Add Homemade Pickled Onions. Pickled onions are easy to make and taste great on tacos.
Storage: Store individual ingredients in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Warm and assemble as needed.