My kids love ‘cornitas’ as they call it! My Instant Pot makes this dinner unbelievably easy and the flavors are to die for! Perfectly salty, juicy and tender meat with a crispy edge makes these tacos stand out. Costco sells high quality pork roasts in individual packs of four for around $20-25. (I heart Costco!) With super simple ingredients you probably have on hand, all you need are some tortillas, avocado, limes and salsa! ! Left over meat would be so yummy in many other things too! Full recipe below:
Instant Pot/Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
1 2-3 lb pork roast
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 onion, chopped roughly
4 cloves garlic
3/4 cup orange juice
- Combine all spices, and rub really well onto roast.
- Place roast into Instant Pot and pour orange juice over seasoned roast. Add in chopped onions.
- Cook on ‘meat’ setting for 60 minutes.
- When done cooking, remove roast and shred on baking pan and place in oven at 425 degrees until edges get crispy, about 10-15 minutes.
**You can skip the last step if you don’t care for the crispy edges or you can also heat some oil up in a skillet and fry the carnitas really quickly. SO good this way too.
**Same instructions apply with slow cooker, except cook on low for 6-8 hours.