Easy and delicious, these Instant Pot Pork Carnitas are a fun meal to have on a family night or if you need to have a dairy-free meal. They have lots of international flavors and you can customize them with lots of different toppings to make the whole family happy. They are the perfect large family dinner.
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What do I need to make the Large Family Instant Pot Pork Carnitas?
To get started in the Instant Pot Pork Carnitas, you will need your electric pressure cooker, a zipper top bag, and 6 pounds of boneless pork shoulder.
From the pantry grab:
- minced garlic or garlic powder
- Salt and black pepper
- dried oregano
- ground coriander
- ground cumin
- beef broth
- liquid smoke
When you’re ready to serve the carnitas, you will want to have tortillas, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, guacamole, and sour cream to use as toppings.
How do I make and serve the Large Family Instant Pot Pork Carnitas?
Making the carnitas is the easy part! Grab your zipper bag and toss in all the dry seasonings along with the meat to season it, then place it in the pressure cooker.
Combine the beef broth and liquid smoke and pour over the meat. Pressure cook for 35 minutes, then do a natural release.
Place the pork in a casserole dish and shred with a fork, then pour half of the cooking broth over the meat to keep it from drying out. Place it in the oven and broil for 4-6 minutes.
Serve the pork by placing it in a tortilla shell and adding your choice of toppings to create your own personal dish. You could also make a carnitas bowl by crunching up tortilla chips and placing the cooked meat on them. Then top it with your choice of toppings from the list above.
The pork carnitas can also be used in quesadillas and burritos.
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Large Family Instant Pot Pork CarnitasPrint
Large Family Instant Pot Pork Carnitas | Dairy-Free Option
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 35 Minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 15 Servings
- Category: Dinner/Lunch
- Method: Instant pot/ Oven
This easy carnitas recipe is made in the instant pot and feeds a large family or big crowd. Make them for your next large family gathering or potluck.
6 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2 inch pieces
8 cloves garlic minced or 2 teaspoons garlic powder
Salt and black pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoons ground cumin
1 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
Pico de gallo
Leave off the cheese and sour cream to make it dairy-free.
Place dry seasonings into a gallon zip-top bag and shake together.
Add the pork to the bag, seal, and shake to coat. Transfer to the electric pressure cooker.
Add the liquid smoke to the beef broth and stir to combine. Pour the beef broth over the pork.
Cover the electric pressure cooker with the lid and set the valve to “sealing.” Program the electric pressure to cook on “manual” or “pressure cook” for 35 minutes.
When the cooking cycle is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally.
Carefully remove the lid of the electric pressure cooker and transfer the pork to a casserole dish or baking pan using a slotted spoon. Shred the pork with two forks.
To keep the meat from drying out, pour about ½ cup of the cooking liquid over the meat.
Preheat the oven to broil. When the oven is ready, place the baking pan in the oven and broil for 4 to 6 minutes or until the edges of the pork are crispy.
Serve the pork with tortillas and your choice of toppings. The pork carnitas can also be used in quesadillas and burritos.
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