Instant Pot Mexican Pork Carnitas Recipe2021-09-25
- Cuisine: Mexican
- Course: Main Dish
- Skill Level: Advanced
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- Yield: 4
- Servings: 4
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 35m
- Ready In: 45m
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This information is per serving.
Saturated Fat8.7 g
Trans Fat10.6 g
Unsaturated Fat2.3 g
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Instant Pot Mexican Pork Carnitas Recipe
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- 3 pounds (1.44 kg) boneless pork shoulder, cubed
- 2 jalapenos, halved lengthwise, stems removed
- 4 large garlic cloves, peeled
- 1¼ teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- corn tortillas, to serve
In an electric instant pot, combine cubed pork, jalapeños, garlic cloves, salt, oregano, black pepper, coriander, and cumin. Toss well.
Close the pot and lock the lid. Set the machine to cook at high pressure. Set the timer to cook for 35 minutes.
Using the Quick Release method, bring pressure to normal. Carefully unlock and open the lid. Using a slotted spoon, remove cooked pork from the cooker and transfer to a large bowl. Discard garlic and jalapeños.
Using two forks, shred the meat. Pour cooking liquid over shredded pork and toss well.
Working in batches, transfer shredded pork to a large nonstick skillet. Cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until well browned, for about 5 minutes. Toss and continue cooking, tossing occasionally, until some edges are caramelized and crisp, for a further 5-7 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer cooked mat to a paper-lined baking sheet. Serve with corn tortillas.
posted by Kelly Sheldon on September 26, 2021
Pressure cookers require liquid. That is how a pressure cooker works. This recipe cannot work as written with no liquid to build pressure.
posted by Slava Bond on September 26, 2021
Hi, this is fabulous, easy, and quick! I didn’t add any liquid to the pot and at first, I did get the “food burn” warning, but I just left it alone, and it went away a minute later. 35 minutes was the perfect amount of time for me for tender fall-apart pork. Just try to prepare it! Regards