Pressure Cooker Pork Carnitas Recipe

2020-03-12
  • Yield: 6 serving plates
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 45m
  • Ready In: 55m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    342
  • Fat

    25 g
  • Cholesterol

    94 mg
  • Sodium

    394 mg
  • Potassium

    359 mg
  • Carbohydrate

    3.9 g
  • Fiber

    0.7 g
  • Sugars

    1.5g
  • Protein

    25 g
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Pressure cooker pork carnitas recipe. Pork shoulder with spices cooked in a pressure cooker. Pork cooked in a pressure cooker turns juicy and extremely delicious. More Pressure Cooker Recipes

Pressure Cooker Pork Carnitas Recipe

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 the 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 a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in 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 the 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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