Recipe: Instant Pot Carnitas

recipe: Poultry and Pork


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, plus 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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