Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

Instant Pot Pork Carnitas {Pok Carnitas Slow Cooker Recipe}

This Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin has great flavor thanks to a balsamic glaze made with rosemary and is quick and easy thanks to the Instant Pot.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 388 kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 lbs. boneless pork shoulder roast cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp dried Mexican Oregano
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice fresh or reconstituted
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • cilantro for garnish


  1. Mix together oil, salt, cumin, chile powder and pepper.
  2. Coat pork pieces in mixture.
  3. Brown in pressure cooker on saute setting or in a pan on the stove.
  4. Place meat into Instant Pot or slow cooker.
  5. Add in onion, garlic, oregano, cinnamon stick and juices.
  6. In a pressure cooker, cover and lock on lid. Use Meat setting allow to come to pressure, auto setting will cook for 35 minutes.
  7. In the slow cooker, cover and put on low for 6-8 hours.
  8. Shred meat and place on a baking sheet under broiler for 5 minutes to crisp up edges.
  9. Reserve juices to pour over meat before serving if desired.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  1. Brown pork. Place it and all ingredients into the slow cooker
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours until meat is tender and pulls apart easily.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pork Carnitas {Pok Carnitas Slow Cooker Recipe}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 892mg 37%
Potassium 1036mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 51g 102%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 47.3%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.