Instant Pot Carnitas

Rating
4.8 from 5 votes
Servings
24 tacos
DifficultyNot Too Tricky
Cooking Method(s)
  • Instant Pot
IP Pressure LevelHigh
IP ProgramManual / Pressure Cook
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1hour:40minutes
Pressure Release
25 minute NPR
Total Time
2hours:15minutes
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
The authentic taste of Mexican carnitas with incredibly juicy pulled pork and golden crispy edges.
Cuisine: Hispanic, Mexican
Course: Main Course
Category: Pork, Tacos

Ingredients

  • 8 pounds boneless pork shoulder cut into 2-pound pieces
  • 6 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 cups yellow onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 4 navel oranges cut in half
  • 2 lime(s) cut in half
  • 1 can ginger ale 12 ounces, may substitute 1 ½ cups of lemon, lime, orange, or apple juice
  • 4 sticks cinnamon
  • 4 whole bay leaves

Directions

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Nutrition Facts

While every effort is made to correctly calculate these nutritional facts, they should be used as general guidance as they may not be 100% accurate.

Serving: 1taco | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 1828mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 17.3mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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