Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Carnitas (Edit recipe)

This is a very easy way to make pulled pork (carnitas) in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker. It really doesn't get any easier than this! Perfect for people that find planning ahead challenging.... like me! Top these with our Avocado Salsa or the toppings of your choice.
5 minutes
45 minutes
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This is our estimate based on online research.
Fat:40 g
Carbohydrates:0 g
Protein:41 g
Cholesterol:160 g
Sodium:431 mg
Fiber:0 g
Sugars:0 g
Calculated per serving.

Serves: 8

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Place the pork shoulder in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
  2. Add the chicken stock or water to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add the garlic cloves and roughly chopped onion. Season the top of the pork shoulder with salt and pepper.
  4. Lock the lid and cook on high pressure for at least 45 minutes. Depending on the size of your shoulder, it might take more or less time. Cook until the pork shreds easily with a fork.
  5. To make the tacos: warm the cassava flour tortillas over medium heat until pliable. Add a layer of shredded iceberg lettuce, then the carnitas, and top with our Easy Avocado Salsa. Serve immediately!

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