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Instant Pot (or Slow Cooker) Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl (Video)

Instant Pot Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl includes green chile pork made in the Instant Pot (or slow cooker) and then served over cauliflower rice, YUM!

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Instant Pot (or Slow Cooker) Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl!


Instant Pot (or Slow Cooker) Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl found on KalynsKitchen.com.

The Instant Pot (affiliate link) is a pretty popular gadget at my house, but let me start out by saying that you can make this Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl in any kind of pressure cooker, or check my recipe for Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and make it in a slow cooker if you prefer!

But please make these Green Chile Pork Taco Bowls if you like green chile pork! We used the inexpensive pork sirloin roasts that you get at Costco, and it worked perfectly. One thing that bumped up the flavor was the addition of one finely diced Poblano chile pepper to my Best Easy Cauliflower Rice, but if you don’t have that available right now while you’re avoiding going to the store, the recipe will still be great without it. And yes, you can make this with frozen cauliflower rice!

We ate this with lime squeezed over the saucy pork and cauliflower rice, and then topped with grated cheese and a dollop of sour cream. But any  toppings you enjoy on tacos would be wonderful on Green Chile Pork Taco Bowls, so add hot sauce, salsa, avocado, diced tomatoes, or anything else your taco-loving heart desires. You could also eat the spicy pork inside Lettuce Wraps or make tacos with low-carb tortillas if you prefer. And this is another recipe that uses the Salsa Verde (affiliate link) I recommended in my collection of Low-Carb and Keto Recipes with Ingredients You May Have on Hand so I hope some people might have what you need to make it!

Instant Pot (or Slow Cooker) Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl found on KalynsKitchen.com.

What Salsa Should I use to Make Instant Pot Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl?

If you want to keep the Green Chile Pork Taco Bowls low-carb, look for a brand of tomatillo salsa that doesn’t have added sugar. (Sugar shouldn’t be listed as an ingredient. Look for one with not more than 2-3 grams of sugar per serving.) I made this twice to test the recipe and both these brands in the photos were winners. (Although for the record, medium is MUCH hotter than mild, so pay attention to that!) Trader Joe’s also has a tasty Salsa Verde that would be great for this recipe. You can buy Green Chile Tomatillo Salsa  (affiliate link) from Amazon.com if you don’t find it where you live.

Instant Pot Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl process shots collage

How to Make Instant Pot Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)

  1. Trim the pork sirloin roast and slice it into pieces, cutting against the grain so that when you shred the meat you’ll get short pieces.
  2. Rub the slices with a mixture of ground cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan and brown the pork well on both sides. (You can also brown right in the Instant Pot if you don’t mind doing it in two batches.)
  4. Pour the tomatillo salsa over the meat in the Instant pot, lock the lid, set to MANUAL, HIGH PRESSURE, and 45 minutes.
  5. When the time is up, use NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE for at least 20 minutes, then quick release to release any remaining pressure.
  6. Remove meat to a cutting board and shred apart. Then put the shredded pork back into the pressure cooker and keep warm.
  7. Make Best Easy Cauliflower Rice. (See more about that below if you’re adding the Poblano Chile Pepper.) Or just serve with heated cauliflower rice of your choice.
  8. To serve Green Chile Pork Taco Bowls, put some cauliflower rice into the bowl and top with a couple of scoops of the juicy pork.
  9. Squeeze lime over if desired and top with grated cheese, sour cream, and other taco toppings as desired. Enjoy!

Instant Pot (or Slow Cooker) Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl found on KalynsKitchen.com.

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Creamy Buffalo Chicken for Instant Pot or Slow Cooker ~ Foodie with Family

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This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Instant Pot Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl

Instant Pot Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Make low-carb green chile pork in the Instant Pot (or in your slow cooker if you prefer) and then serve it over cauliflower rice for these Instant Pot Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowls!


  • 2 pound pork sirloin roast, trimmed and cut into thick slices cut against the grain
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 16 oz. Low-Sugar Green Chile Tomatillo Salsa

For Serving:

  • Best Easy Cauliflower Rice (link below)
  • 1 large Poblano Chile Pepper, finely chopped (optional but good!)
  • cut limes for squeezing over pork, optional
  • grated Mexican blend cheese, optional
  • sour cream, optional
  • other taco toppings such as taco sauce, salsa, chopped avocado, chopped tomatoes, etc.


  1. Trim the pork roast to remove visible fat and any undesirable parts.
  2. Then cut the meat into thick slices, cutting against the grain so when you shred the pork later you’ll get nice short pieces. (Read this post on How to Slice Meat Against the Grain if you’re not sure about that.)
  3. Mix the ground cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and rub the meat on both sides with that mixture.
  4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan (or in the Instant Pot if you don’t mind browning the meat in two batches.) Cook meat over medium-high heat (or use SAUTE in the Instant Pot) until it’s nicely browned on both sides.
  5. Put browned pork in the bottom of the Instant Pot and pour in the Green Chile Tomatillo Salsa.
  6. Lock the lid and set to MANUAL, HIGH PRESSURE, and 45 minutes.
  7. When the time is up use NATURAL RELEASE for at least 20 minutes; then use quick release to release the rest of the pressure.
  8. Remove the pork to a cutting board and use forks to shred apart.
  9. Turn the Instant Pot to KEEP WARM, and put the meat back in.
  10. While the meat is cooking, follow instructions to make Best Easy Cauliflower Rice.
  11. If you’re adding the Poblano Chili Pepper, cook that for a few minutes in the olive oil right after you remove the garlic pieces (before you add the riced cauliflower).
  12. If you’re using frozen cauliflower in a bag, you may need two bags to get enough rice for this amount of meat.
  13. To serve, put cauliflower rice mixture into the bottom of a serving bowl and top with a generous amount of the hot saucy pork mixture.
  14. Squeeze lime over if desired, and top with grated Mexican Blend Cheese and sour cream, plus any other taco toppings as desired.
  15. If this makes more than you’ll eat in one meal I would refrigerate the pork and the cauliflower rice separately. Then reheat layer in a bowl, and add toppings for another meal later in the week.

To Make Green Chile Pork in a Slow Cooker:

  1. If you’re making this in a slow cooker, follow instruction above for trimming, seasoning, and browning the meat, then place the browned pork in the slow cooker and pour the salsa over.
  2. Cook 7-8 hours on LOW. (You can probably cook a shorter time on high, but I haven’t tried that with this kind of pork.)
  3. When the pork is done you will probably need to reduce the salsa, since the slow cooker ends up with more liquid than the pressure cooker when the food is done.
  4. Remove the meat to a cutting board and if the sauce seems thin, put it in a small pan and simmer at medium-low heat until some of the water has evaporated and the sauce has thickened to your liking.
  5. Serve as above.


I made this green chile pork in my 6 quart Instant Pot but of course you can use another Electric Pressure Cooker or a stovetop pressure cooker if that’s what you have. (affiliate links) Use the timing for Slow Cooker Pulled Pork if you’d prefer to make it in a slow cooker.

Recipe created by Kalyn and tested with Jake and Kara.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 780Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 727mgCarbohydrates: 9.1gFiber: 5gSugar: 79gProtein: 53g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations. (Nutrition info for this recipe includes green chile pork and cauliflower rice but not the optional toppings.)

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Instant Pot (or Slow Cooker) Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl found on KalynsKitchen.com.

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
As long as you make sure to choose a Green Chile Tomatillo Salsa without added sugar, this Instant Pot Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl recipe is suitable for low carb diets, including Keto, as well as any phase of the South Beach Diet.

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    35 Comments on “Instant Pot (or Slow Cooker) Low-Carb Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl (Video)”

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  11. This was fantastic! My kid who doesn’t like pork went back for seconds! The rice was great, too. 

  12. Is this freezable? 

    • You can certainly freeze the pork. If you make the whole amount and want to freeze some, I would freeze the cauliflower rice and pork separately, then combine with the toppings after you reheat it.

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  15. Could I use boneless pork chops? If so how long to cook? Same amount?? Thanks!!

    • I'm sure you could, especially if they are thick ones. I can't say for sure about the cooking time since I haven't done it but I'd guess it might be just slightly shorter. Maybe Google "Pork Chops Instant Pot" to see what time other people have used. Hope you enjoy!

  16. Kalyn, thank you for another AMAZING recipe. We were doing SBD, but my husband's doctor wanted him to switch to KETO, so we all switched. I made this for dinner on our very first night of following KETO. So easy and delicious! The leftovers the next day were really great! And I can't stand reheated meat. I have been sharing your site & recipe with all my co-workers

  17. wow, nice way to tweak what, at least in my recipe book, is a pretty bad-carb-intensive recipe! (Esp. the tortillas or chips, etc that go with it) but love the cali-rice infusion and already love the verde-pork combination, thank you!

  18. I made this last night using a cheat. I had purchased pull pork from a national warehouse club that was seasoned only with hardwoods and smoking. After warming to separate the pork, I added the salsa verde and seasonings and continue to heat. I served it over the Best Ever Cauliflower Fried Rice and it was absolutely fabulous! I will be adding this to our favorites rotation. I had some leftovers for lunch and it was just as delicious if not better than last night. Thank you for all your wonderful low carb recipes because without you and them, I doubt I would have made it this far on my low carb journey. Keep up the wonderful work!

  19. What a great looking bowl! Love that it's good for you too.

  20. This is my idea of a perfect weeknight comfort food. I love that it makes a good amount of pork for leftovers and I love that it's done in the instant pot!