Pressure Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos

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Rated 5.0 based on 11 customer reviews


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Mealthy Tip

Try to find Mexican oregano, if you can. It has a slightly citrus flavor to it that pairs it well with the orange and lime juice in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 642 calories; 39g fat; 29.2g carbohydrates; 43g protein; 146mg cholesterol; 1048mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 642 Calories from Fat353
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 60%
Saturated Fat13g 64%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat5.4g
Monounsaturated Fat17.3g
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 1048mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 29.2g 10%
Dietary Fiber6g 24%
Protein 43g
Vitamin A4% Vitamin C27%
Calcium10% Iron24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Randall Hauk says:

This is my new go-to for pork tacos. Cannot believe the aroma and flavor to be had from this. Smelled great just before the multipot sealed. Smelled even better when the lid came off. Pork shredded easily. Tasted great on tacos with just avocado (boys put cheese on theirs because of course). Enjoyed the pork on chips as nachos the next day. So much flavor! Thank you!

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Alex Cabral says:

I served these with guacamole and pico de gallo for my fiesta, and it was perfect. You could not tell that these were not slow cooked. I used Mexican oregano and added Mexican coke, a little trick my grandmother taught me. Delicious!

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Dominique M says:

I used a pork shoulder seasoned with salt and pepper and cooked it in the pressure cooker using freshly rendered pork lard instead of oil. I skipped all the other spices, orange, lime, etc. Even though I didn't use those ingredients, I gave this recipe 5 stars because I got incredible results with the pressure cooker. I've always usually done a slow cooker recipe which takes hours. I can't believe I was able to get such amazing results with just 30-40 minutes of cooking. Greatest investment ever!

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McKenzie C says:

This recipe is fantastic, the only thing I added was chili powder and two onions instead of one. If you have a lot of fat on the pork shoulder / Boston butt then I suggest trimming the fat. Cutting the meat into cubes is a little labor intensive, I skipped this step, cut it in half instead, and extended the cooking time. This is a delicious recipe and is great for tacos, nachos, or carnitas fries.

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DC Cote says:

The Mexican oregano makes a huge difference in the taste of these carnitas. If you can't find it, I would skip this ingredient all together. Also, I used regular orange juice instead of an orange that was fresh squeezed. Best nachos ever.

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Dorry Taylor says:

Making this for the second time in two weeks! We love it! Delicious, healthy & quick n’ easy!!

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Leisa Plett says:

I made this for the first time and it is the first meal I’ve made in my new Mealthy, It was my Mother’s Day present. Tomorrow will be the third time I will be making it, my family can’t get enough of it so this time I’m going to make a huge batch and portion out for other meals and freeze. I looked at several other recipes online just to see what other suggestions were out there, 3/4 a cup of Mexican Coke and when your done reducing the liquid, put a piece of parchment paper on s cookie sheet and put the meat under the broiler with some quartered pieces of lime and broil until crispy. This was amazing.

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Angela Froning says:

I loved this. Was able to eat off this for 4 days and made a great easy and healthy lunch as well.

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Amanda Rodriguez says:

It was absolutely delicious. Very easy to follow recipe. My entire family couldn’t get enough. Best tacos I’ve ever made.

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Paul Heaton says:

I made this for the 1st time tonight, Oh My, This is GOOD! I pretty much followed the recipe and video on the Mealthy site, but after I cooked down the sauce to half, I put the crisp lid on , set to 425 and 5 minutes and seared the pork a little. Worked great, had a mild char to the tops and gave a great flavor to the mix. I used the 6 serving size, well I had 3 6" tacos, my wife 2 and we still have over half of the pork left, so for us this will serve at least 10. Thank you Mealthy!



OMG Best carnitas EVER 😍😍😍