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Carnitas - Pressure Cooker

Jennifer Sierra-Quick

"Savory and tender pork carnitas."
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1 h 35 m servings 154 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (6 -pound pork butt)

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  1. Trim excess fat from pork butt; cut pork into 2-inch cubes and transfer to a bowl.
  2. Combine salt, oregano, cumin, black pepper, chile powder, and paprika together in a bowl. Rub pork cubes with spice mixture. Coat seasoned pork cubes lightly in olive oil; place in pressure cooker. Cover pork cubes with orange juice, onion, and garlic.
  3. Place lid on pressure cooker and lock; bring to full pressure over medium heat until pork is no longer pink in the center, about 60 minutes. Let pressure come down naturally, about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove pork from pressure cooker and shred meat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 154 calories; 10.6 g fat; 2.4 g carbohydrates; 11.8 g protein; 43 mg cholesterol; 471 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Excellent! I scaled the spices for a 2-1/2 lb. roast and added 1 tsp. coriander per a friend's recommendation. The seasonings were spot on! I have an electric pressure cooker, The Instant Pot an...

Holy Cow! This was great and so easy! This was my first meal made with my Instant Pot. I have to admit I was scared of the thing, but I had this big pork roast sitting on the counter and the ...

Can I give this 10 stars instead??? This was my 1st ever attempt at carnitas, but I have always wanted to try them. It was just my husband & I to eat them so I quartered a 5 lb Boston butt and a...

This was fantastic! The pork was fall apart tender and the most moist pork shoulder I have ever had. I made the spice blend as is with the addition of 1-1/2 tsp. of ground coriander and only ...

My review keeps getting entered before I'm finished. This was EXCELLENT. First time making carnitas and first time using my instant pot. I marinated the pork cubes in the orange juice and spices...

Amazing ! Had a 3 lb roast so pulled back on the spices a little bit (but not half). Cooked for 45 in Instant Pot -- the best carnitas I've ever had. Tip: Fry up your shredded meat in a pan a...

I used a bone-in pork shoulder, trimmed the fat, removed the bone, and cut into large cubes. I doubled the recipe and wish I wouldn't have doubled the salt. It was almost too much. Luckily the ...

Gulp...used my pressure cooker. (Why am I so nervous about that thing?). Excellent recipe. Added coriander per other reviews and a bit of chipotle pepper, more garlic. . Tender. Juicy and very f...

This was delicious, my whole family loved it! I made it exactly like the recipe says and served with some cilantro lime rice. The only thing I'd change for next time, is maybe shredding it a lit...