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Keto Instant Pot Mexican Pork Stew Low Carb Recipe

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What is better than pork? I think it’s pork cooked in the instant pot. But to make it even better, try adding vegetables. 

When it comes to pairing pork with vegetables, I think that tomatoes are perfect. Specifically, tomatoes in the form of a stew are best. 

My Instant Pot Keto Mexican Pork Stew has all the flavors you love in a traditional Mexican stew but without the beans, refined sugar, or other starchy ingredients that may affect your low-carb diet. 

Tomatoes are a good source of fiber and antioxidants, such as lycopene. Research shows that lycopene may be beneficial for fighting cancer (*). 

keto instant pot pork stew

Lycopene is also good for your heart. According to one study, lycopene may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease (*). 

Interestingly, the lycopene content in tomatoes is better absorbed in the body after you cook the tomatoes. Most of the time, the cooking process tends to kill off many heat sensitive antioxidant nutrients in other fruits and vegetables. This makes tomatoes truly unique! 

I recommend using fresh tomatoes whenever possible. However, when you are picking out canned tomatoes, be sure to go with a brand that contains a low amount of sodium and preservatives. 

This recipe is also unique because it contains two types of peppers: bell peppers and jalapeno peppers. Peppers are a good source of vitamin A, B6, C, K, capsaicin, carotene, lutein, potassium, and zeaxanthin.

low carb instant pot pork stew

You can add other low-carb veggies to this stew if you want to bump up the nutrition content. Try adding collard greens, kale, cabbage, zucchini, or even a small amount of peas!

You can cook many pork dishes using an Instant Pot. Instant Pot recipes are easy to follow. Sometimes, you just set and forget and the meal is ready for you.

How to Make Low Carb Mexican Pork Stew in A Pressure Cooker

Put the pork shoulder (cut into pieces) inside the instant pot. 

cut pork into cubes

Add tomatoes, bell pepper, jalapeno, onion, and garlic. Pour in water and add the paprika and salt. Mix well. 

add canned tomato spices

Put the lid on and set the valve to “sealing.” Press the “pressure cook” button and cook on high for 35 minutes.

When done, allow the pressure to release naturally and then remove the lid.

cook pork stew in instant pot

Serve this keto pork stew with chopped cilantro and lime wedges. You can also sprinkle with cheddar cheese!

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Keto Instant Pot Mexican Pork Stew

An easy Mexican pork stew recipe cooked in an Instant Pot that is low-carb and keto-friendly for lunch and dinner.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mexican Pork Stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 226kcal
Author Tanya K.


  • 1 ½ lb pork shoulder cubed into bite sized pieces
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped, seeds removed
  • 1 cup tomatoes canned, chopped
  • ½ bell pepper diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • lime wedges for garnish


  • Place pork cubes into the instant pot.
  • Add in canned chopped tomatoes, bell pepper, jalapeno, onion, and garlic. Pour in water and add paprika and salt. Mix everything together until well combined.
  • Put the lid on and turn the valve to “sealing.” Press “pressure cook” (manual) and cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.
  • Once finished cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally and take the lid off.
  • Divide the stew between serving plates, sprinkle with chopped cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.



Nutrition Facts
Keto Instant Pot Mexican Pork Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 886mg37%
Potassium 631mg18%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1111IU22%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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What to serve with Mexican pork stew

You can serve Mexican pork stew with cauliflower rice, low carb bread, a side of guacamole, and a fresh green salad with a tangy vinaigrette.

How to store Mexican pork stew

I suggest you store Mexican pork stew in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. For longer storage, freeze in portioned containers for up to 3 months.

How to reheat Mexican pork stew

To reheat Mexican pork stew, place it in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until heated through, or microwave in a covered dish, stirring every couple of minutes until hot.

How long does it take to cook Mexican pork stew on a stove instead of using a pressure cooker?

To cook Mexican pork stew on a stove instead of a pressure cooker, simmer the stew in a covered pot over medium-low heat for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the pork is tender and fully cooked. Make sure you stir occasionally to avoid burning at the bottom and adjust the heat as needed to maintain a gentle simmer.

Finally, if you love Mexican foods, check my latest Keto Mexican pizza recipe and give it a try. The crust is amazing!

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