Instant Pot Carnitas Paleo

Carnitaspaleo is a dish which is delightful in taste. Pork is savoury, tender and juicy. You can serve it with different sauces of your choice.

4.34 from 3 votes

Instant Pot Carnitas Paleo

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Carnitas Paleo, chipotle powder, pork shoulder
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 16 kcal


  • 6 lb pork shoulder cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 12 garlic cloves peeled and smashed
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 2 onions diced
  • 12 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 4 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • salt to taste


  1. Add cumin, lime juice, orange juice, chili powder, oregano, chipotle powder and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.

  2. Meanwhile, add ghee in the inner pot of Instant pot and select “Sauté”.

  3. Now, add pork cubes and select the “Cancel” button when the pork is browned on all the sides.

  4. Pour the juice mixture in the Instant pot and add diced onions and garlic.

  5. Close the lid and press the “Manual” button.

  6. Cook for about 30 minutes on HIGH pressure and release the pressure naturally through the steam vent.

  7. Open the lid and take out the pork.

  8. Shred the pork with two forks and serve.

This recipe is part of the biggest FREE Instant Pot Recipe Index, a huge collection including 851 original delicious recipes.
If you loved this recipe, give it love. Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *