Instant Pot Colombian Shredded Pork

Course Main Course
Cuisine Latin American
Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 236 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground achiote for coloring
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder cut into 1 1/2" thick slices
  • 1 cup dark beer I used Guiness


  1. In a small bowl, mix together paprika, achiote, cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub on all sides of pork slices. Add onions and toss. Cover and marinade in refrigerator overnight.

  2. When ready to cook, place pork in Instant Pot. Add beer. Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. Natural release for 15 minutes, then release pressure. Select "Cancel." Remove pork from Instant Pot. Select "Saute" and reduce sauce for 7-8 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

  3. Shred pork using two forks. Pour reduced sauce on top and serve with tacos, arepas, burrito bowls or nachos.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from My Colombian Recipes

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Colombian Shredded Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 676mg 28%
Potassium 695mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 11.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.