Pressure Cooker Carnitas

Pressure Cooker Carnitas

World Cuisine Latin American Mexican

Perfect for taco bars! This can be easily adapted to a slow cooker, but the pressure cooker really seals in the flavor and cuts down on cooking time. All the leftover broth from the pressure cooker is packed full of flavor, great as a starter for chile verde, and freezes well. Serve carnitas with white corn tortillas, guacamole and pico.

Servings per recipe: 12
Calories per serving: 153
Preparation time: 25m
Total cooking time: 1h 30m


  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 fresh poblano peppers, roughly chopped, or more to taste
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, roughly chopped, or more to taste
  • 1 serrano pepper, roughly chopped, or more to taste
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth


  • 1   Place the oil into a pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Brown the pork cubes on all sides in the hot oil, and stir in the poblano, jalapeno, and serrano peppers, onion, garlic, coriander, cumin, and beef broth. Lock the lid onto the pressure cooker, bring the cooker up to pressure, and reduce heat to keep the pressure steady.
  • 2   Cook under medium steady pressure for 1 hour, remove the cooker from the heat, place in the sink, and run cold water over the lid of the cooker until the pressure has been released. Carefully remove the lid, and serve.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 8.6g 13%
    Saturated Fat 2.0g  
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 131mg 5%
Potassium 275mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 2.8g  
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 15.5g 31%
Sugars 1g  
Vitamin A 86IU  
Vitamin C 14mg  
Calcium 26mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 6mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 20mg  
Folate 9mcg