Savor the Flavor: Quick and Easy Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

    1 hour 50 minutes


    10-12 servings

    Savor the irresistible flavors of our Quick and Easy Instant Pot Pork Carnitas! Elevate your culinary experience with this mouthwatering Mexican delight, where savory spices and tender pork come together effortlessly in your Instant Pot. This recipe promises a perfect blend of convenience and taste, ensuring a delicious meal without the fuss. Experience the joy of savoring each bite, as the Instant Pot transforms simple ingredients into a culinary masterpiece. Unlock the secret to quick, flavorful, and satisfying meals with our Pork Carnitas recipe – your taste buds will thank you!

    FYI: The cinnamon spice smells amazing in your kitchen.

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    3 pounds skinless, boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2" pieces
    1.50 cup orange juice
    2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
    1 large onion, quartered
    3 jalapeños, halved lengthwise
    6 cloves garlic
    2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 cinnamon stick
    1 tablespoon dried oregano
    0.50 teaspoon ground cloves
    2.50 teaspoons kosher salt
    tortillas, for serving
    sour cream, for serving
    thinly sliced cabbage, for serving
    pickled red onion, for serving
    hot sauce, for serving
    lime, for serving



    Place pork, orange juice, chili powder, onion, jalapeños, garlic, and seasonings into Instant Pot. Toss with your hands until well combined.
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    Seal lid and cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.
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    Follow manufacturer's guide for quick release, making sure to wait until cycle is complete before, unlocking and removing lid. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pork to a large bowl. Remove jalapeños and spices and discard.
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    Shred meat with two forks. Transfer to a sheet tray and pour ¾ cup cooking liquid over meat and toss to combine. Broil until crisp and deeply browned in spots.
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    Serve with tortillas, sour cream, thinly sliced cabbage, pickled red onion, hot sauce, and a squeeze of lime juice.
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