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Pressure Cooker Carnitas

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast (cut into 2-inch chunks)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (smashed with the flat part of a knife)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inch)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice (strained)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (strained)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium29% DV700mg
    Fat37% DV24g
    Protein59% DV30g
    Carbs3% DV8g
    Fiber0% DV0g
    Calories380Calories from Fat220
    Total Fat24g37%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat220
    Total Carbohydrate8g3%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C50%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Jones 2 months ago
    Oh My Gaaaaawd! These were amazing! Perfect for tacos or pulled pork sandwiches. I am honestly obsessed!
    Lynette B. a year ago
    served with corn salad very tasty husband teenagers and toddler all enjoyed them
    Hank Hill a year ago
    Really good. Was hoping it would get “crunchier” under the broiler, but maybe I just needed more time. Great with arugula, pico and guess fresco.
    Desiree Michaels 4 years ago
    It could have been my broiler (I think my oven temperature tends to be off) but it was great other than taking longer than stated to broil.
    Kat V. 4 years ago
    Amazing recipe!! TRY IT YOU WONT REGRET IT. I've cooked this soooo many times for family and friends! I use my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker and it does wonders on these carnitas and it's so easy!! I have made this without modifications and it's so wonderful. Sometimes though I don't have a cinnamon stick so I'll use a scant teaspoon of cinnamon powder and if I'm out of orange juice I'll just use water and it works out just fine. I usually make this with homemade guac and fresh salsa (using canned tomatoes - so quick and easy!) and these carnitas would not be complete unless you make this amazing creamy cilantro dressing (or green sauce - recipe from "once upon a chef" check it out it will change your life). Also heat up some canned black beans and Mexican rice made in a rice cooker. I do this all while the pork is in the pressure cooker. Quick delicious meal! With leftovers I make carnitas tostadas or even carnitas nachos!

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