Instant Pot Carnitas


If you are a meat lover don’t miss this recipe! Soft and juicy pork meat topped with spices and sauces for a mouthwatering snack or a fun dinner with friends.

Add all your favorite spices and some raw veggies too, if you like a touch of freshness. You can also prepare this recipe using beef or chicken.

Instant Pot Carnitas
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Carnitas, parmesan cheese, pork
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 51 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 1 minute
Servings: 6
  • lb pork shoulder
  • ½ cup water
  • 10 wheat tortillas toasted
  • 3 green chilies chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • Guacamole sauce to taste
  • Grated parmesan cheese to taste
  • Rub your pork meat with chili powder, garlic and paprika.
  • Pour olive oil into your Instant Pot and press “Sauté”.
  • Add your meat and cook for 3 minutes, until it browns on both sides.
  • Add green chilies and water.
  • Cook at high pressure for 45 minutes.
  • Quickly release the steam.
  • Shred your meat with a fork and mash green chilies.
  • Press “Sauté” again and cook for another 3 minutes, so that meat becomes crispy.
  • Fill your tortillas with pork meat and add Guacamole sauce and Parmesan cheese to taste.
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