Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

4-5 pounds pork butt, cut into 2 inch cubes 1 teaspoon Kosher salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 Tablespoon olive oil ½ medium onion, chopped 2 bay leaves Sauce 1 cup low sodium chicken stock, or Mexican beer 1 large orange juiced, around ½ cup 1 lime juiced, around ¼ cup 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano



1 Hr 10 Min




Prepare the Sauce

Add all of the sauce ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine.


Sear the Meat

Set the Instant Pot to sauté and preheat. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Season the pork chunks then sear until well browned on all sides. Then transfer the meat to a plate.


Add Mojo SAuce

Cook the onion for 3-4 minutes then turn off the pot. Add ½ cup of sauce and scrape up any brown bits from the pot. Add the pork, bay leaves, the rinds of the orange and lime to the pot then pour in the remaining sauce.


Pressure Cook

Seal the lid and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. Allow a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then carefully vent any remaining pressure before opening the lid.


Shred and broil

Remove the pork and shred and place on a sheet pan. Broil for 3 to 4 minutes until browned, then flip and broil for another 3 to 4 minutes until the edges are well browned and crispy. 

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