Instant Pot Carnitas Tacos

Pressure Cooker Carnitas has to be one of the best meals you can serve your family for Taco Tuesdays. Using a pressure cooker or instant pot saves you so much time and energy!


Add ingredients to pot


Season pork with oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Toss with oil. Place in pressure cooker. Add onion, garlic, bay leaf and orange peel strips and orange juice.

Cook pork and prep toppings


Pressure cook on high for 1 hour with natural release. While pork cooks, add onion, vinegar, sugar and salt to a bowl. Cover and allow to pickle at room temperature.

Shred and crisp pork


Shred cooked pork. Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add oil. Add pork and 1-2 spoons of juice to pan in a single layer. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until well-browned and crispy.



Heat tortillas over gas flame on stove top or inside the oven until just warmed through. Place pork and desired toppings into tortillas, and enjoy.

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