Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

"This was terrific. Recipe courtesy of Cooking Classy. We added 3 or 4 cinnamon sticks, but recipe posted as written."
 
Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas created by DeliciousAsItLooks
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10hrs 8mins
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  • 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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  1. grmsocialmedia
    We tried these in the InstaPot last night! AMAZING!!! The pork was so tender that I couldn't even grab it with the tongs. I realized half way through making this that I didn't have any ground coriander so I continued without it and it was still delicious. I'll be adding this to our recipe book.
     
  2. aboothby65
    This was so good! Followed recipe for the instant pot. Was better than carnitas at restaurant.
     
  3. DeliciousAsItLooks
    Amazing recipe! I made this in the instant pot and it was some of the best carnitas we've ever had.
     
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    Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Created by DeliciousAsItLooks
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    Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Created by DeliciousAsItLooks
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