Savory Experiments

Pressure Cooker Carnitas

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Step 1

Heat pressure cooker to sauté function or heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat on stovetop.

Step 2

Add vegetable oil and then boneless pork shoulder, browning on each side, approximately 3 minutes per side.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, honey (or agave nectar), Kosher salt, cumin, paprika, garlic powder and bay leaves. Set aside.

Step 4

If already in the pressure cooker, stop sauté function or transfer pork to the pot of your pressure cooker.

Step 5

Arrange raw red onions around the roast. Pour orange juice mixture over top.

Step 6

Lock lid in place and set on high pressure for 50 minutes with vent sealed.

Step 7

Allow natural pressure release for 15 minutes.

Step 8

Remove pork and using two forks, shred, discarding any large pieces of fat.

Step 9

Skim onions and 3 tablespoons of liquid out of remaining broth in pressure cooker pot.

Step 10

Toss shredded pork, cooked onions and broth in a serving bowl.

Step 11

Gently heat Soft Taco Flour Tortillas in a warm oven according to package directions. Serving them warm further enhances their taste.

Step 12

Serve carnitas with warmed flour tortillas and desired toppings.