Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

READY IN: 10hrs 8mins
SERVES: 7
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Slow cooker method:
  • Place pork in slow cooker. Pour in chicken broth, orange juice, and lime juice.
  • Sprinkle in salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, coriander, chili powder, cayenne pepper, onions, and garlic.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours.
  • Leave liquid in slow cooker, remove pork and shred with 2 forks.
  • Spray a rimmed 18x13 inch baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray (I use butter wrappers instead from my butter cubes).
  • Place pork on baking sheet, pour over 1 cup reserved broth (try and strain out onions when lading broth), drizzle with oil and toss and spread into an even layer.
  • Position oven rack near broiler and preheat broiler to high.
  • Broil until pork is browned and crispy in places about 3 to 6 minutes.
  • Serve warm with tortillas and desired toppings.
  • Instant Pot method:
  • Cut pork into 4 chunks and place pork in Instant Pot, pour over chicken broth, orange juice, and lime juice.
  • Sprinkle in salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, coriander, chili powder, cayenne pepper, onions, and garlic.
  • Cover and seal lid (make sure valve is set to sealing position), press manual or high pressure, and select 60 minutes.
  • Once cooking is done, let pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes then use quick release method to release any remaining cooking pressure.
  • Once steaming has stopped, remove pork from pressure cooker while leaving broth in pressure cooker.
  • Shred pork and proceed with broiling method above.
  • Instant Pot method will take approximately 80 minutes plus 10 minutes prep.
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