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Pressure Cooker Carnitas


These delicious pork carnitas are an amazing blend of authentic Mexican flavors.

Pork recipe:

You will need:

Electric Pressure Cooker (Pressure Cookers: The best thing since crock pots!)

5 pound pork picnic shoulder

1 small onion (peeled and chopped)

12 0z. beer

8 oz. water

olive oil

2 cups rice

2 cups water

re fried beans

sour cream

Salsa Verde


Pork Rub:

1.5 tablespoons garlic powder

1.5 tablespoons coriander

1.5 tablespoons salt

1.5 tsp Cumin

Cayenne pepper to taste


Trim the skin off the pork shoulder. Rub it with olive oil and cover it with the pork rub mixture. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate over night. In the morning (10 hours before dinner time) place the onion  inside the pressure cooker, place the pork shoulder on top and pour in the liquid ingredients. Seal the lid. Make sure the pressure valve is locked. Press the slow cook button and increase the time to 10 hours.

Go to work , go about your day, your dinner is cooking itself!

10 hours later. After the pressure cooker beeps,release the steam valve. Remove the pork from the pot and shred with a fork.

Place the pork in a dish with a lid and cover in it’s own juices to keep warm.

Rinse out your pressure cooker pot and place it back in the cooker. Add two cups water, two cups rice and 1 table spoon olive oil. Reseal the lid and hit the rice button. When rice is done. Remove lid and fluff the rice with a fork.

To build your Carnitas:

Start with a four tortilla

Put on a scoop of re-fried beans

A scoop of pork

A scoop of rice

Top with Salsa verde and sour cream

Enjoy! Plus get $5 off your first purchase of Salsa Verde at iherb

Try these other great pressure cooker recipes:

Turn Your Pressure Cooker into a Bread Maker

Pressure Cooker Lobsters

Oma’s German Potato Salad in a Pressure Cooker




2 thoughts on “Pressure Cooker Carnitas

  1. This sound SO good. With the crazy hot weather I always hate to turn on the oven and if you can believe this….I don’t own a crockpot, but I do have a pressure cooker!! I was always afraid it would blow up, but so far with the new electric ones I’ve had great success. Can’t wait to try this!

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