Instant Pot Crispy Pork Carnitas

Instant Pot Crispy Carnitas

These Instant Pot crispy pork carnitas are fork tender and literally cook themselves. After cooking in the Instant Pot, they are cooked in a cast iron skillet for crispiness. 




  1. Cut pork shoulder into 8 pieces.
  2. Place orange juice, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and paprika into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  3. Place pork into the pot.
  4. Select Meat/Stew setting.
  5. Set for 50 minutes.
  6. When it is complete let it sit for natural release.
  7. Remove pork from Instant Pot and shred it using two forks to pull it apart.
  8. Transfer pork to a hot cast iron skillet and cook for 10 minutes until it is crispy.


Serve these with warm flour tortillas, cotija cheese, sliced jalapenos, and a squeeze of fresh lime.