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Instant Pot® Carne Adovado

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"Chunks of pork shoulder smothered in an easy-to-make New Mexico red chile sauce and pressure cooked to succulent tenderness. Perfect for taco or burrito fillings."
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1 h 25 m servings 217
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Place New Mexico chiles in a heat-proof bowl.
  2. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a small saucepan. Pour over the chiles; left soften, about 30 minutes.
  3. Turn on a multi-cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and the select Saute function. Coat pork with flour and add to pot in batches; saute until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer soaked chiles to a blender. Add broth, garlic, and chipotle peppers; blend until smooth.
  5. Combine blended chile sauce, onion, vinegar, salt, oregano, and cumin in a bowl; pour sauce over the pork.
  6. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 20 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  7. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove lid.


  • Cook's Note:
  • The sauce thickens as it cools a bit but if your sauce is too thin set your pot on Saute for 5 to 10 minutes to let some of it evaporate, or make a slurry by mixing 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water and pour into the pot. Let it boil on Saute until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 217 calories; 12.3 4.1 21.3 72 288 Full nutrition

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I made this for a potluck where about a 100 people showed up. I used 5 pounds of a cut up butt roast. Could not find New Mexico Chilies so I used a Black (Negro) dried chili. I regret not pulli...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe does notwork. It sends the instant pot into burn mode. Then you try and fix that but finally give up and serve it. Its done and safe to eat, but not pressure cook. The gross stuf...

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I made this for a potluck where about a 100 people showed up. I used 5 pounds of a cut up butt roast. Could not find New Mexico Chilies so I used a Black (Negro) dried chili. I regret not pulli...

we are new mexicans and have been enjoying carne adovada forever. what's not to enjoy about marinated pork braised in chile colorado. i looked to get an idea on the time in the IP. i did in pot-...

This was my first InstaPot recipe and it turned out great! I used Papatillo dried chiles, I was told they are the least hot ones. I had never used dried chiles before, it was a surprise to see h...

I'll be making this again and again! I think I'll omit the flour next time, had a few problems with that but overcame in the end. Great flavor! This was the 1st time I've worked with dried chil...

The only thing I added was to de-glaze the pot with red wine before putting the meat and sauce back in. Served with Mexican cabbage pico de gallo on flour tortillas.

My first Instant Pot recipe. Had lots of problems with `burn`. Next time I will try to avoid buildup on the bottom of the pot by either sautéing in a separate pan and/or not using flour. The dis...

I sautéed the pork shoulder in a cast iron skillet to avoid any burning issues that some other people have had. This is the first outing with the pressure cooker and it turned out perfect. I h...

Very flavorful. I didn't have New Mexico peppers, but small, dried Japanese red peppers gave it a lot of heat. It made a lot of sauce for the amount of meat, so leftovers became a soup.

I added some extra papers- habanero and red Chile The pork was amazingly tender! Wonderful dish!