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Pressure Cooker Carnitas

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars

"Perfect for taco bars! This can be easily adapted to a slow cooker, but the pressure cooker really seals in the flavor and cuts down on cooking time. All the leftover broth from the pressure cooker is packed full of flavor, great as a starter for chile verde, and freezes well. Serve carnitas with white corn tortillas, guacamole and pico."
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 153 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Place the oil into a pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Brown the pork cubes on all sides in the hot oil, and stir in the poblano, jalapeno, and serrano peppers, onion, garlic, coriander, cumin, and beef broth. Lock the lid onto the pressure cooker, bring the cooker up to pressure, and reduce heat to keep the pressure steady.
  2. Cook under medium steady pressure for 1 hour, remove the cooker from the heat, place in the sink, and run cold water over the lid of the cooker until the pressure has been released. Carefully remove the lid, and serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 153 calories; 8.6 g fat; 2.8 g carbohydrates; 15.5 g protein; 43 mg cholesterol; 131 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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These carnitas were amazing... very authentic flavor. Made them for a large crowd and they were gone like that. I modified a bit. I left the pork in larger chunks so i could shred. Added sea sa...

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As I write I'm in the process of making this PC Carnitas. My adjustments, based on what is on hand are minimal. I'll make it per the recipe, but I seriously question matching the finished produ...

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These carnitas were amazing... very authentic flavor. Made them for a large crowd and they were gone like that. I modified a bit. I left the pork in larger chunks so i could shred. Added sea sa...

Fabulously tender meat with a great flavor!! I cooked for an hour on low pressure in a Cuisinart electric pressure cooker and it turned out perfectly. We have so many plans for the left-overs....

I'm sure it's not proper or traditional, but I'm neither a carnitas aficionado nor a carnitas snob - I used what I had on hand in the freezer to make this - pork chop suey meat! And it was won...

As I write I'm in the process of making this PC Carnitas. My adjustments, based on what is on hand are minimal. I'll make it per the recipe, but I seriously question matching the finished produ...

This was delicious! The meat was so moist and tender I couldn't take it out of the cooker with a fork. It was a bit spicy for my children, so next time I make it I will reduce the amount of ch...

Great recipe! I wanted the pork to be a little more "whole" and less shredded to serve on top of rice, so I cooked it for 45 mins in the pressure cooker, and it came out perfect! My picky meat-a...

Very good, easy to make and flavorful. I don't have a pressure cooker - so I seared the Pork loin before putting it in a crockpot, then added all the other ingredients...shredding as it cooked. ...

This recipe was so delicious! I didn't modify it too much but I cut all the seeds and ribs out of my peppers (I was cooking it for children) and I omitted the coriander simply because I didn't ...

Delicious! Followed the recipe closely, I only had one poblano, so I threw in one extra serrano and and an anaheim pepper. It cooked up perfectly in the pressure cooker. Served at a party wit...