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Instant Pot Carnitas

Easy and delicious

Ingredients

  • 3 - 4 pounds pork loin, pork shoulder or Boston butt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Mix all spices together thoroughly.
  • Rub spice mixture on entire surface of the pork.
  • Place the pork, fat side up, in the Instant Pot and add water.
  • Secure the lid and set on manual for 70 - 90 minutes.
  • Let the Instant release pressure naturally for 20 minutes.  Manually release any remaining pressure.
  • Remove pork to a platter to be shredded.
  • Turn the instant pot back on manual and let the liquid boil until it is reduced by half.
  • Return shredded pork to the Instant Pot and stir until well-coated.