Instant Pot/Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

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:


Sleep tight for an hour or so! 



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

  1. Combine all spices, and rub really well onto roast.
  2. Place roast into Instant Pot and pour orange juice over seasoned roast. Add in chopped onions.
  3. Cook on ‘meat’ setting for 60 minutes.
  4. 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.



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