Recipes

Instant Pot Pork Carnitas – Paleo Style

Get your hands 🤲🏻  on these simple and perfectly shredded Pork Carnitas.

With an Instant Pot or pressure cooker, you can save loads of time ⏲ and really pack in the flavor!

This recipe is fantastic as leftovers and can be served with just about everything: 🌮 tortillas, 🍚 rice, 🥗 salad or right off the fork🍴.

Yield/Serving

10

Macros

Serving Size: 4 ounces
  • Protein - 26 g
  • Carbs - 2 g
  • Fat - 18 g

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 3.5-4 pound boneless pork shoulder, excess fat trimmed
  • 2 cups beef or chicken bone broth
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon powdered onion
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • toppings: cabbage, avocado
  • for serving: tortillas of choice

Cooking Utensils

  • Instant Pot

Directions

  1. Set Instant Pot to “saute” and add the oil.
  2. Heat the oil then add 1/2 the pork and cook until evenly browned for about 3-4 minutes. Work in 2 batches.
  3. Stir in all ingredients (minus the toppings and tortillas) and mix well.
  4. Put the lid on, close the steam valve and select manual setting; and set time for 30 minutes.
  5. When finished cooking, carefully open the lid to release naturally or carefully do the quick-release according to manufacturer’s directions.
  6. Remove pork shoulder from the Instant Pot® and shred the meat using two forks; season with salt and pepper, to taste, if needed.
  7. OPTIONAL: Preheat oven to broil. Place pork onto a baking sheet and broil until crisp and crusted, about 2-3 minutes.
  8.  Serve immediately.

 

Recommendations:

Rest Days: serve in lettuce cups or cauliflower rice, add avocado

Training Days: serve with gluten-free tortillas or jasmine rice, add avocado

Additional Information

Approximately 280 calories per serving not including toppings or tortillas.

~ 1 palm protein, 3 thumbs fat

Calories may vary depending on the brand of ingredients, substitutions and serving size.

✅Gluten Free, Paleo, Keto, Dairy Free

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