Recipe: Instant Pot Carnitas

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Taco Tuesday just got even easier with this recipe for instant pot carnitas! It’s a nice change of pace from the typical ground beef taco,┬áplus it’s so juicy, and flavorful, you’ll want to make it again and again.

With just 10 minutes of prep time, you coat a pork shoulder with dry rub seasonings, sear in the instant pot, and let that baby cook for 90 minutes! Squeeze with lime, add your other toppings and voila, instant pot carnitas that rival Chipotle!


  • Spice Rub
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Carnitas
  • 2.5 to 3 lb pork shoulder
  • 1 4oz. can green chilis
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 lime, juiced

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on April 15, 2020 at 10:05 AM Reply

Not very good directions for making this?

    on April 16, 2020 at 1:36 PM Reply

    Hi there! If you click on the green circle in the top right corner of the recipe box, it will take you right to the full instructions!

on August 4, 2019 at 6:15 PM Reply

How would I go about doubling this?

    on April 16, 2020 at 2:26 PM Reply

    Should be fine to just double all the ingredients :)

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