Instapot Carnitas Recipe | Polk County Moms

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 lbs boneless pork butt or shoulder
  • 2 oranges, juiced (if you can find bitter oranges use those)
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 can of Coca-cola
  • 6 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/4 fresh oregano or 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 large sweet onions cut
  • 2 bay leaves

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients except the pork to the pot. Stir well
  2. Add pork – make sure it is mostly covered. Slow cook on high heat for 5 to 6 hours. The meat will be tender.
  3. Use the InstaPot pressure cook option for 15 minutes of high. Once done release the steam and remove the pork from the pot
  4. Shred the pork with two forks.
  5. Place the shredded pork on a baking sheet ( I line the sheet with aluminum foil) and ladle liquid over the pork.
  6. Season with a little more salt. 
  7. Broil for 5 minutes until the meat becomes crispy. 

To Serve:

Place meat on a corn or flour tortilla with your favorite toppings – diced onions, chopped cilantro, sliced avocados, sliced radishes, lime slices and serve. 

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