Pressure Cooker Carnitas

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    There are countless ways to make a soft taco. Chicken, beef, pork (carnitas), vegetarian, seafood, and more, but there is one thing that all great tacos have in common; a delicious tortilla.

    Pressure Cooker Carnitas are an easy pressure cooker recipe for shredded pork with Mexican flavors. Perfect for making the perfect soft taco! #pressurecookercarnitas #instantpotcarnitas #easycarnitas www.savoryexperiments.com

    Pressure Cooker Carnitas are an easy pressure cooker recipe for shredded pork with Mexican flavors. Perfect for making the perfect soft taco!

    Tacos are also synonymous with game day gatherings. A dish that everyone likes, is easily customizable, and easy to make. A taco bar with tortilla chips and dip should be at every party!

    Pressure Cooker Carnitas are an easy pressure cooker recipe for shredded pork with Mexican flavors. Perfect for making the perfect soft taco! #pressurecookercarnitas #instantpotcarnitas #easycarnitas www.savoryexperiments.com

    Mission® has all of the ingredients you need to plan an out-of-this-world soft taco bar for your Big Game party! For my pressure cooker carnitas, only Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortillas will do.

    They are super soft, the ideal size and versatile enough to be the perfect flour tortilla for any taco bar.

    Pressure Cooker Carnitas are an easy pressure cooker recipe for shredded pork with Mexican flavors. Perfect for making the perfect soft taco! #pressurecookercarnitas #instantpotcarnitas #easycarnitas www.savoryexperiments.com

    Any taco expert will tell you that no matter how fabulous the fillings, the tortilla still reigns king of the taco.

    It is the first thing you see lining the taco, the first texture you touch and the first whiff of smell. The tortilla makes the taco. Choose wisely.

    Pressure Cooker Carnitas are an easy pressure cooker recipe for shredded pork with Mexican flavors. Perfect for making the perfect soft taco! #pressurecookercarnitas #instantpotcarnitas #easycarnitas www.savoryexperiments.com

    And what is a taco bar party without Mission® Strips Tortilla Chips? The perfect size and shape for salsa, guacamole, and queso dip, so your guests can munch between tacos.

    Pressure Cooker Carnitas are an easy pressure cooker recipe for shredded pork with Mexican flavors. Perfect for making the perfect soft taco! #pressurecookercarnitas #instantpotcarnitas #easycarnitas www.savoryexperiments.com

    What are carnitas? Carnitas are braised, shredded pork. This filling can grace salads, burritos, enchiladas, and of course, soft tacos.

    Pressure Cooker Carnitas are an easy pressure cooker recipe for shredded pork with Mexican flavors. Perfect for making the perfect soft taco! #pressurecookercarnitas #instantpotcarnitas #easycarnitas www.savoryexperiments.com

    It can take hours to braise pork in the oven, but when using a pressure cooker, you can go from start to finished in under 90 minutes with only 10 of those being “hands on.” This leaves you more time to get ready to be the hostess with the mostest.

    Pressure Cooker Carnitas are an easy pressure cooker recipe for shredded pork with Mexican flavors. Perfect for making the perfect soft taco! #pressurecookercarnitas #instantpotcarnitas #easycarnitas www.savoryexperiments.com

    A few spices and orange juice provide flavor and moisture for the best pork carnitas recipe, while still allowing for your Mission Super Soft Flour Tortillas and other toppings to shine.

    For your next party or while watching the Big Game, put together a soft taco bar, allowing guests to build their own carnitas creation starting with the stars of the show: Mission Tortillas and Mission Tortilla Chips!

    Pressure Cooker Carnitas are an easy pressure cooker recipe for shredded pork with Mexican flavors. Perfect for making the perfect soft taco! #pressurecookercarnitas #instantpotcarnitas #easycarnitas www.savoryexperiments.com

    Set up warmed Mission Super Soft Flour Tortillas, a plate of heaping, easy carnitas and toppings and let your guests do the rest.

    Carnitas topping ideas:

    • Cotija cheese
    • avocado
    • guacamole
    • pomegranate seeds
    • fresh radish
    • cilantro
    • sour cream
    • crema Mexicana
    • pico de gallo
    • spicy peppers
    • fresh lime
    • roasted corn
    Pressure Cooker Carnitas are an easy pressure cooker recipe for shredded pork with Mexican flavors. Perfect for making the perfect soft taco! #pressurecookercarnitas #instantpotcarnitas #easycarnitas www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Pressure Cooker Carnitas

    Pressure Cooker Carnitas are an easy pressure cooker recipe for shredded pork with Mexican flavors. Perfect for making the perfect soft taco!
    Prep Time10 mins
    Cook Time1 hr
    Pressure Building Time15 mins
    Total Time1 hr 10 mins
    Course: Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Keyword: carnitas recipe, easy carnitas, instant pot carnitas, pressure cooker carnitas
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 374kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    • Heat pressure cooker to sauté function or heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat on stovetop.
    • Add vegetable oil and then boneless pork shoulder, browning on each side, approximately 3 minutes per side.
    • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, honey (or agave nectar), Kosher salt, cumin, paprika, garlic powder and bay leaves. Set aside.
    • If already in the pressure cooker, stop sauté function or transfer pork to the pot of your pressure cooker.
    • Arrange raw red onions around the roast. Pour orange juice mixture over top.
    • Lock lid in place and set on high pressure for 50 minutes with vent sealed.
    • Allow natural pressure release for 15 minutes.
    • Remove pork and using two forks, shred, discarding any large pieces of fat.
    • Skim onions and 3 tablespoons of liquid out of remaining broth in pressure cooker pot.
    • Toss shredded pork, cooked onions and broth in a serving bowl.
    • Gently heat Mission Super Soft Tortillas in a warm oven according to package directions. Serving them warm further enhances their taste.
    • Serve carnitas with warmed flour tortillas and desired toppings.
    • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 969mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2.5mg
    Pressure Cooker Carnitas are an easy pressure cooker recipe for shredded pork with Mexican flavors. Perfect for making the perfect soft taco! #pressurecookercarnitas #instantpotcarnitas #easycarnitas www.savoryexperiments.com

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