Instant Pot Carnitas

Carnitas are great for lunch and even for snack time. The filling can be prepared beforehand and can be easily stored in the refrigerator for convenience.

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Instant Pot Carnitas

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Carnitas, parmesan cheese, pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 42 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 347 kcal


  • pork shoulder chopped into ¾ inch pieces
  • 1 tsp dried chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 big onion chopped
  • 2 cups low sodium hen broth
  • 10 wheat tortillas toasted
  • Guacamole
  • Pico de Gallo
  • parmesan cheese shredded


  1. Add all the ingredients to the Instant Pot pressure cooker.

  2. Secure the lid and select “Manual” function for 30 minutes at high pressure.

  3. Once done, release the pressure completely then remove the lid.

  4. Shred the meat using two forks and roughly mash the onions with a masher.

  5. Roast the shredded meat for 10 to 12 minutes over a baking sheet until crispy.

  6. Layer the roasted tortilla with onion mixture, crispy pork, Pico de Gallo, Parmesan and guacamole.

  7. Roll the tortilla and serve warm.