Pressure Cooker Pork Carnitas

2017-03-12
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 55m

Pressure cooker pork carnitas Pork shoulder with spices cooked in pressure cooker. Pork cooked in pressure cooker turns juicy and extremely delicious.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds (1.44 kg) boneless and skinless pork shoulder,cut into 2-inch (5 cm) pieces
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons lard
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

Method

Step 1

In a pressure cooker,combine cubed pork,orange zest,garlic,cumin,chili powder and salt. Mix until meat is evenly coated in the spices. Pour in beef broth.

Step 2

Close pressure cooker and lock the lid. Set burner heat to high pressure. When cooker reaches high pressure,reduce heat to low. Set timer to cook for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Turn off pressure cooker. Open cooker with Quick Release method. Transfer cooked pork chunks to a large bowl,reserving cooking liquid.

Step 4

Melt the lard in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in a batches,add pork chunks.Fry until crisp,turning often,for 6-8 minutes. Transfer fried pork to serving platter.

Step 5

Using a flatware spoon,defat the sauce in pressure cooker. Pour sauce in hot skillet. Stir in lime juice. Boil over medium-high heat until reduced by half. Pour sauce over fried pork chunks. Serve immediately.

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