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You simply must try this Instant Pot Pork Carnitas recipe because it is perfect for making pork tacos! And if you haven’t experienced homemade from scratch pork tacos, you are seriously missing out.
We love pressure cooker dinner recipes like this because they are great for healthy easy weeknight dinners. Seriously, if you are looking for a way to stay on a healthy diet, cooking with a pressure cooker is a great way to go.
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Healthy Easy Weeknight Dinners for the Win
When cooking with a pressure cooker (commonly known these days as an Instant Pot, we’re talking about cooking with whole food ingredients. And let’s face it… cooking with whole foods is always better than cooking with processed foods.
We’re adding a bunch of Instant Pot recipes, and we know you’re going to love them as much as we do.
If you like food… and yes, pretty much any kind of food, you can cook in a pressure cooker to save time and to stay on a healthy diet.
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Healthy easy weeknight dinners are completely possible each and every night of the week. You don’t have to bend over backwards to put a healthy dinner on the table for your family.
We really love this tasty carnitas recipe, which is PERFECT to use for pork tacos or even for pork sandwiches.
If we’re being honest, we love pretty much anything when you toss it in a tortilla, so you better believe we’re going with the tacos over the sandwich for this delicious dinner.
Don’t delay! Add this recipe for Instant Pot Pork Carnitas to your meal plan today.
Our Instant Pot recipes are so tasty, will keep you on a healthy diet full of whole foods, AND are perfect for putting a little aside for lunch the next day. We love leftovers!
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- 2 pounds pork shoulder
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 lime
- 1 small can green chilies
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 16-ounce cans beans, kidney, black or pinto (optional)
- Set pot to sauté mode. Heat oil.
- Mix pepper, salt, chili powder, cumin, chipotle powder. Sprinkle liberally over pork.
- Brown pork on all sides in hot oil.
- Remove pork and set aside.
- In hot pot, add garlic, onion, green chilies and broth. De-glaze pot.
- Place pork back into pot. Add beans (optional). Cover, lock and set to cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. Natural release
- Shred pork, squeeze lime over shredded pork.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1058 Total Fat: 57g Saturated Fat: 19g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 33g Cholesterol: 204mg Sodium: 2013mg Carbohydrates: 73g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 15g Sugar: 25g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 69g