• Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 35 mins
  • Serves: 8

Pork Carnitas Instant Pot

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 Ingredients List

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 lbs. boneless pork should roast cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp dried Mexican Oregano
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice fresh or reconstituted
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • cilantro for garnish


Mix together oil, salt, cumin, chile powder and pepper.
Coat pork pieces in mixture.
Brown in pressure cooker on saute setting or in a pan on the stove.
Place meat into Instant Pot or slow cooker.
Add in onion, garlic, oregano, cinnamon stick and juices.
In a pressure cooker, cover and lock on lid. Use Meat setting allow to come to pressure, auto setting will cook for 35 minutes.
In the slow cooker, cover and put on low for 6-8 hours.
Shred meat and place on a baking sheet under broiler for 5 minutes to crisp up edges.
Reserve juices to pour over meat before serving if desired.

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