Instant Pot Pork Banh Mi Tacos

Instant Pot Pork Banh Mi Tacos are a delicious take on the classic Banh Mi sandwich, with ginger soy marinated pulled pork shoulder topped with quick pickled veggies and Sriracha mayo all wrapped up in a flour tortilla! 

Instant Pot Pork Bahn Mi Tacos

No matter what is going on in the world around us, we can keep some things consistent – like celebrating Taco Tuesday!

These Instant Pot Pork Banh Mi tacos are a twist on the classic Vietnamese sandwich. Made with shredded ginger soy marinated pork shoulder that is prepared in the Instant Pot and topped with quick pickled veggies for a fresh crunch! 

Quick Pickled Vegetables

What is Banh Mi?

 

Banh Mi is a traditional Vietnamese sandwich usually served on a baguette. Banh mi typically includes meat, often pork, a variety of fresh and pickled vegetables and some sort of sauce or condiment like mayonnaise. In Vietnamese “Banh Mi” actually means “bread”, so it is easy to see why there is so much variety and interpretation between banh mi sandwiches. With this recipe we are switching things up by opting for tortillas over a baguette, but the fillings and condiments are pretty traditional to a classic banh mi. 

Instant Pot Pork Bahn Mi Tacos

How to make Instant Pot Pulled Pork 

 

You will be amazed that in just 1 hour of cooking at high pressure in the Instant Pot the pork shoulder will be tender and falling apart just like pulled pork should. The great thing about making it in the Instant Pot is that you can brown the pork first using the sauté mode and then, without having to remove it or wash anything, pressure cook it in the same pot! Browning the pork first gives it a lot of additional flavor! 

For this recipe we are cooking the pork in a ginger soy marinade that you will quickly whisk together and pour over the pork shoulder before starting to pressure cook. 

Once the pork is done, since it will be tender and falling apart, you can easily shred it with just a fork! 

Instant Pot Pork Bahn Mi Tacos

How to make Quick Pickled Vegetables

 

The pickled veggies that go on these banh mi tacos only need to marinate in the pickling mixture for about an hour. We want them to have that slightly tanging pickled taste, but we still want them to retain their fresh crunch to add texture to the tacos. 

They are really simple to make. You will need a large glass jar or some kind of container that is big enough to put in the vegetables and cover with the pickling liquid. The pickling liquid is a combination of vinegar, water, sugar and salt. You pour the liquid over the sliced vegetables and let them marinate for about an hour. Start the pickled veggies right after you start cooking the pork and that will be perfect timing! 

 

Instant Pot Pork Bahn Mi Tacos

 

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Instant Pot Pork Banh Mi Tacos


  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 tacos 1x

Description

Instant Pot Pork Banh Mi Tacos are a delicious take on the classic Banh Mi sandwich, with ginger soy marinated pulled pork shoulder topped with quick pickled veggies and Sriracha mayo all wrapped up in a flour tortilla! 


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Ingredients

Pork

4 pounds pork shoulder

salt

2 tbsp olive oil

4 cloves crushed garlic

1/4 cup fish sauce

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp light brown sugar

1 inch fresh ginger, crushed

1/2 tsp garlic powder

3/4 cup beef broth

1/4 cup cold water

2 tbsp cornstarch

Quick Pickled Vegetables

1 carrot, peeled and julienne cut

1/2 cucumber, seeded and julienne cut

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup red radishes, sliced thin

1 cup white vinegar

3 cups water

2 tbsp white sugar

1 tsp salt

Sriracha Mayo

1/4 cup mayo

2 tbsps Sriracha

Tacos

12 flour tortillas for tacos

Black sesame seeds

Fresh cilantro, chopped


Instructions

Pork

Pat the pork dry and cut off any excess fat

Sprinkle pork generously with salt

Turn Instant Pot on Sauté Mode – High

Pour the olive oil into the pot and heat

Add the pork and brown on all sides (about 3-4 minutes per side)

Switch the Instant Pot off

While the pork is browning, whisk together the sauce

In a small bowl combine the garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, ginger and garlic powder, whisk

Pour the sauce over the pork shoulder in the Instant Pot

Pour in the beef broth

Switch the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook Mode – High and set for 60 minutes

Lock the top into place and set the value to sealing

When the Instant Pot beeps indicating it is done cooking, allow the pressure to natural release for 10 minutes, then switch the value and allow the remaining pressure to quick release, unlock the lid

Carefully remove the pork and set on a clean cutting board

Use a fork to shred the pork*

Discard half of the liquid in the Instant Pot and strain out any large pieces of fat

Switch the Instant Pot to Sauté Mode – High and bring the remaining liquid to a boil

In a small bowl whisk together the cold water and cornstarch to make a slurry

Pour the cornstarch slurry into the Instant Pot, whisk

Turn the Instant Pot off, sauce will thicken

Put the shredded pork in a large bowl

Add as much of the thickened sauce as you like to flavor**

Quick Pickled Vegetables

Right after you start the pork cooking in the Instant Pot, make the quick pickled vegetables

Add the carrots, cucumbers, red onion and radishes to a large glass jar

Pour in the vinegar and water to cover the vegetables

Add the sugar and salt

Put a lid on the jar and shake to dissolve to sugar and salt

Put the jar in the refrigerator for about an hour until you are ready to use on the tacos

Sriracha Mayo

In a small bowl whisk together the mayo and Sriracha

Tacos

To assemble the tacos fill each tortilla*** with a generous helping of shredded pork

Top with quick pickled vegetables

Drizzle with Sriracha Mayo

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and fresh cilantro


Notes

*It should be very easy to do, the pork should be falling apart

**You don’t want it to be too saucy or it will make the tacos soggy, but you also don’t want the pork to be dry

***I like to soften the tortilla before filling it, cover the tortillas with a damp paper towel and microwave for 20 seconds to soften

  • Category: Tacos
  • Method: Instant Pot

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Recipe Variations 

 

This Instant Pot Banh Mi Pork recipe can be easily repurposed on Nachos, Sandwiches or Rice Bowls! See the recipe card below for further instructions. 

Banh Mi Nachos 

 

Banh Mi Sandwich

 

Banh Mi Rice Bowls

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Recipe Variations


  • Author: Laura

Description

Here are 3 other options to use this Instant Pot Banh Mi Pork recipe.


Ingredients

Banh Mi Sandwich

Baguette or Soft Roll

Instant Pot Banh Mi Pork

Quick Pickled Vegetables

Sriracha Mayo

Banh Mi Nachos

Tortilla Chips

Instant Pot Banh Mi Pork

Quick Pickled Vegetables

Sriracha Mayo

Black Sesame Seeds

Banh Mi Rice Bowl

White or Brown Rice

Instant Pot Banh Mi Pork

Quick Pickled Vegetables

Sriracha Mayo

Black Sesame Seeds


Instructions

Banh Mi Sandwich

Slice roll or baguette

Spread a thick layer of sriracha mayo on the bottom piece of bread

Top with generous amount of shredded Instant Pot Banh Mi Pork

Top with quick pickled vegetables

Drizzle with sriracha mayo

Close sandwich with top piece of bread

Enjoy immediately

Banh Mi Nachos

Spread a layer of tortilla chips on a large platter

Top with Instant Pot Banh Mi Pork

Top with Quick Pickled Vegetables

Drizzle with sriracha mayo

Sprinkle with black sesame seeds

Banh Mi Rice Bowl

Fill a bowl with rice

Top with Instant Pot Banh Mi Pork

Top with Quick Pickled Vegetables

Drizzle with sriracha mayo

Sprinkle with black sesame seeds


Notes

Use the Instant Pot Banh Mi Pork, Quick Pickled Vegetables and Sriracha Mayo recipes from the taco recipe above.

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