Instant Pot Carnitas
By :Amazon Kitchen
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Votes: 17
Rating: 4.59
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Meat
Duration 1-2 hours
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Pork, Spices
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
8-10 servings
Ingredients
  • 3-4 pounds pork shoulder bone-in
  • 2 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 10 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Corn tortillas for serving
  • Radishes sliced, for serving
  • Pico de Gallo for serving
  • cilantro chopped, for serving
  • Lime wedges for serving
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Meat
Duration 1-2 hours
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Pork, Spices
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
8-10 servings
Ingredients
  • 3-4 pounds pork shoulder bone-in
  • 2 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 10 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Corn tortillas for serving
  • Radishes sliced, for serving
  • Pico de Gallo for serving
  • cilantro chopped, for serving
  • Lime wedges for serving
Votes: 17
Rating: 4.59
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Instructions
  1. Combine spices to make a dry rub, and pat over the pork shoulder.
  2. Set Instant Pot to “Saute”, and sear all sides of the shoulder until browned.
  3. Add soy sauce, onion, garlic, bay leaves, and vegetable stock, and close the lid. Cook on Manual at High Pressure for 90 minutes.
  4. Release steam, and remove lid. Lift pork shoulder onto a plate, remove the bone, and shred meat with two forks.
  5. Serve hot with your favourite fixing like radishes, cilantro, pico de gallo, and freshly squeezed lime juice. Enjoy!
5 replies
  1. brianlarson
    brianlarson says:

    Try broiling with juices poured over for two rounds of 5 minutes stirring and adding more juices each time for some crispiness!

  2. Chemme
    Chemme says:

    First recipe i made with my instantpot. I was skeptical at first but this was a great first introduction. My only recommendation would be that after pork is shredded would be to throw it on a sheet pan under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp up the tips. Very good flavors and texture

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