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Crispy Pork Carnitas

Instant Pot Crispy Pork Carnitas


  • Author: krazykitchenmom
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

My Instant Pot Crispy Pork Carnitas are fork tender and literally cook themselves. See my two techniques for getting them nice and crispy.


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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. pork shoulder
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

Method 1 – Using the broiler 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.

Method 2 – Using the Mealthy CrispLid for quick and easy 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 for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove pork from Instant Pot and shred it using two forks to pull it apart.
  8. Put the pork back into the Instant Pot and place the Mealthy CrispLid on to the Instant Pot.
  9. Lock the CrispLid into place.
  10. Set for 400° and cook for 4 minutes until crispy.

Notes

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

  • Category: Meat
  • Method: Instant Pot and Cast Iron
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex