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Keto Instant Pot Carnitas Inspired Street Tacos Recipe

Posted July 10, 2019 by Stephanie

I love tacos, especially their hand-held qualities. Nothing beats grabbing a taco and shoving it in my mouth. When I started on this keto journey I thought that I’d have to give them up and just be eating bowls, but then, after snacking on some egg ribbons, I thought about egg crepes and then I thought, what if I make the crepes mini, like the size of tortillas and here we are!

There are a ton of keto tacos online but most of the taco shells I saw online were for crunchy hard shell tacos made of cheese. I wanted those classic street tacos you get at your favorite food truck, in the middle of the night. Enter this keto Instant Pot carnitas inspired street tacos recipe! These little egg tortillas (just two ingredients!) were perfect because they fold up just like regular tortillas and have zero net carbs.

Keto Instant Pot carnitas inspired street tacos: Keto friendly low carb street style carnitas inspired tacos with egg “tortillas.” They look just like the real thing and the taste amazing! Crispy pork flavored with oregano and cumin made quick and easy in the Instant Pot. #keto #ketorecipes #instantpot #eggs #macros #porkrecipes #ketoporkrecipes #lowcarb #recipes

Keto Instant Pot carnitas inspired street tacos: Keto friendly low carb street style carnitas inspired tacos with egg “tortillas.” They look just like the real thing and the taste amazing! Crispy pork flavored with oregano and cumin made quick and easy in the Instant Pot. #keto #ketorecipes #instantpot #eggs #macros #porkrecipes #ketoporkrecipes #lowcarb #recipes

Keto Instant Pot carnitas inspired street tacos: Keto friendly low carb street style carnitas inspired tacos with egg “tortillas.” They look just like the real thing and the taste amazing! Crispy pork flavored with oregano and cumin made quick and easy in the Instant Pot. #keto #ketorecipes #instantpot #eggs #macros #porkrecipes #ketoporkrecipes #lowcarb #recipes

Keto Instant Pot carnitas inspired street tacos: Keto friendly low carb street style carnitas inspired tacos with egg “tortillas.” They look just like the real thing and the taste amazing! Crispy pork flavored with oregano and cumin made quick and easy in the Instant Pot. #keto #ketorecipes #instantpot #eggs #macros #porkrecipes #ketoporkrecipes #lowcarb #recipes

Keto Instant Pot carnitas inspired street tacos: Keto friendly low carb street style carnitas inspired tacos with egg “tortillas.” They look just like the real thing and the taste amazing! Crispy pork flavored with oregano and cumin made quick and easy in the Instant Pot. #keto #ketorecipes #instantpot #eggs #macros #porkrecipes #ketoporkrecipes #lowcarb #recipes

Keto Instant Pot carnitas inspired street tacos: Keto friendly low carb street style carnitas inspired tacos with egg “tortillas.” They look just like the real thing and the taste amazing! Crispy pork flavored with oregano and cumin made quick and easy in the Instant Pot. #keto #ketorecipes #instantpot #eggs #macros #porkrecipes #ketoporkrecipes #lowcarb #recipes

Keto Instant Pot carnitas inspired street tacos: Keto friendly low carb street style carnitas inspired tacos with egg “tortillas.” They look just like the real thing and the taste amazing! Crispy pork flavored with oregano and cumin made quick and easy in the Instant Pot. #keto #ketorecipes #instantpot #eggs #macros #porkrecipes #ketoporkrecipes #lowcarb #recipes

I filled them up with a carnitas inspired pork made quick and easy in the Instant Pot and topped them off with just the tiniest amount of chopped cilantro, onions, and jalapeños. A little bit of of leftover cooking sauce on top and these guys were insanely good. Even Mike liked them, although he thought they tasted like breakfast tacos LOL.

Macros per taco: 0 net carbs, 10 grams fat, 16 grams protein

Keto Instant Pot Carnitas Inspired Street Taco Recipe
makes 8 tacos


  • 1 pound pork shoulder butt
  • 1-2 tablespoons pork fat or fat of choice
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

1. Heat up the Instant Pot in Sauté High. While it’s heating up, cut the pork into chunks and season with salt and pepper. I did big chunks, but cut them down later so the next time I make this I’m going to do small chunks, but do whatever feels right.

2. Sear the pork in pork fat, lightly browning. Add the half onion.

3. In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the chicken stock, oregano, and cumin. Add a bay leaf. Add to the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.

4. While the Instant Pot is doing it’s thing, whisk the eggs with a bit of salt in a bowl. Heat up a small 4 inch frying pan over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of the whisked eggs, swirling to coat the bottom of the pan. When the eggs set, flip and cook the other side for 10-20 seconds, until just cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside. Repeat with the remaining eggs.

5. Slice the jalapeño and chop the red onion and cilantro.

6. When the Instant Pot is done, quick release. Carefully remove the pork and chop into bite size pieces (if you left them large when cooking).

7. Heat up a pan and crisp up the pork over medium high, using some of the cooking liquid.

8. Assemble the tacos: evenly divide the pork between the egg “tortillas” and top with jalapeños, onions, and cilantro. Drizzle on some extra cook liquid if desired. Enjoy!

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