InstaPot Carnitas

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InstaPot Carnitas

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Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 30 mins Rest Time 10 mins Total Time 45 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 12

What You Need


  1. What To Do

    Trim off fat pad (if there) and cut long slits to free up the bone (if there) to fit inside your InstaPot.

    Wash and pat dry your pork shoulder or pork butt.

    Combine all the dry ingredients to make a dry rub then cover your pork all around and in the slits (if bone in).

    Chop onions and turn InstaPot on saute. 

    Saute your onions then drop in your pork. 

    Add in liquids.

    Set on meat/stew function for 30 minutes.  If not fork tender, cover lid and add another 5-10 minutes.

    Remove and shred pork on foil covered sheet pan to crisp up.  

    Broil for 3-5 minutes and enjoy!

    *Optional add ins or toppings:  Jalpenos, cilantro, diced onions, salsa, sour cream, cheese, and limes.

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