Pressure Cooker Cochinita Pibil

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Pressure Cooker Cochinita Pibil
Pressure Cooker Cochinita Pibil


  • Meat
  • 3½ ounces achiote paste
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons diced white onion
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • water as needed
  • 2½ pounds boneless pork ribs, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • Pickled Onion and Peppers
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 habañero pepper, minced, or more to taste
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 banana leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • To Serve
  • corn tortillas
  • cilantro
  • guacamole


For best results, we recommend using:


  1. Blend achiote paste, ½ cup orange juice, 3 tablespoons white vinegar, white onion, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, dried oregano, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, garlic clove, and 1 tablespoon salt in a blender until smooth, adding water as necessary.
  2. Place pork cubes in a bowl and pour achiote mixture over to cover completely. Cover bowl and refrigerate at least 1 hour to marinate, or up to overnight.
  3. Combine red onion, habanero pepper, ⅓ cup orange juice, ⅓ cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, and honey in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until flavors combine, at least 1 hour.
  4. Toast banana leaves over stovetop/grill until color lightens and leaves are flexible, being careful not to burn the leaves.
  5. Line inner steel pot of pressure cooker with banana leaves to cover base of pot completely. Pour 1 cup water onto leaves. Place pork with marinade in pot and add bay leaf. Fold banana leaves over pork mixture to wrap.
  6. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent handle to Sealing. Select Meat/Stew and cook on High Pressure for 45 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then turn steam vent handle to Venting to quick-release remaining pressure.
  7. Spoon meat into tortillas and top with pickled onion-habanero mixture, cilantro, and guacamole.
Mealthy Tip

If you don’t have sour orange, you can make it yourself with a mixture of orange juice, white vinegar, and lemon juice, as we do with this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 539 calories; 35g fat; 32.3g carbohydrates; 25g protein; 114mg cholesterol; 2067mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 539 Calories from Fat 318
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 12.4g
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 2067mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 32.3g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 19.5g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 8% Iron 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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MJ Ortiz says:

I used the orange juice, white vinegar, and lemon juice mixture in place of the sour orange, great tip! Cochinita pibil is one of my favorite dishes. it's nice to enjoy this comfort food at home, quick and easy in the pressure cooker. Normally it would take much longer to prepare. Everyone should try this recipe at least once.