Instant Pot Carnitas
Wonderful home-made carnitas. Not quick, but good!
pork shoulder roast
In a mixing bowl mix chicken broth, lime juice, orange juice, chili powder, oregano, cumin, paprika
Dice onions, I like using the Pampered Chef
to dice onions.
Mince the garlic or crush with a
Salt and pepper pork to taste
Cut pork into smaller pieces to cook faster
Set the Instant Pot for sauté
Add 1 tbsp oil to Instant Pot, and part of the pork, brown the pork 2 minutes per side and remove
Repeat with the rest of the pork, add the onions and garlic with the second batch of pork
Return the rest of the pork to the Instant Pot, pour in the liquid, add 1/2 cup of water
Add the lid, set the steam release to
and program the Instant Pot to pressure cook for 30 minutes
Let the Instant Pot do a natural release for 20 minutes and then do a quick release if needed.
Shred the pork with 2 forks into small pieces
Place the pork on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil
Drizzle some of the liquid (1/4 cup) from the Instant Pot over the pork and broil in the oven for 5 minutes 10 inches under the broiler
Remove from the oven, drizzle over more of the liquid, toss the meat and return to the oven. You can do this twice or repeat until the meat carmelizes
One serving suggestion is to serve with beans, rice or Spanish rice, sour cream, tortillas, shredded cheese, salsa and guacamole.