Carnitas – Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 (6 pound) pork butt roast
  • 1 ½ tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chile powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or more to taste
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced, or more to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Trim excess fat from pork butt; cut pork into 2-inch cubes and transfer to a bowl.

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  • Step 2

    Combine salt, oregano, cumin, black pepper, chile powder, and paprika together in a bowl. Rub pork cubes with spice mixture. Coat seasoned pork cubes lightly in olive oil; place in pressure cooker. Cover pork cubes with orange juice, onion, and garlic.

  • Step 3

    Place lid on pressure cooker and lock; bring to full pressure over medium heat until pork is no longer pink in the center, about 60 minutes. Let pressure come down naturally, about 15 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Remove pork from pressure cooker and shred meat.

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