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 388kcal
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


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

Slow Cooker Instructions

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




Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 892mg | Potassium: 1036mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4% | Vitamin C: 47.3% | Calcium: 4.3% | Iron: 10.3%