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Slow Roasted Authentic Carnitas Recipe and Cilantro Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

The perfect instant pot authentic carnitas recipes! (also included is slow roasted method) It will come out tender, delicious and packed with flavor every time!

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Authentic Carnitas, Authentic Mexican Tacos
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 316 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 6 lbs pork butt
  • 1 tbs sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 large orange sliced
  • 2 jalapeño sliced
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup broth
Carnitas Pressure Cooker Instructions
  1. In pressure cooker add broth and pork butt.

  2. In separate bowl mix dry spices together and rub on pork butt. Rub garlic, top with jalapeños, oranges, and onions.

  3. Cook High 60 minutes, natural release. If pork is tough put it back in for another 30-45 minutes.

  4. Remove meat when done. Shred. In separate pan (or you can do on saute mode) heat a few tablespoons of oil till hot. Add shredded carnitas meat and allow it so crisp  in the oil. Don't stir until you see the meat darkening, flip is desired. Serve immediately 

Carnitas Slow Roasted Instructions
  1. In a 9x13 pan place 2 pieces of foil perpendicular to each other.
  2. Center roast in foil, top with all ingredients except water
  3. Fold foil around roast
  4. Add broth in pan

  5. Cook at 275 for minimum 4 hours, and one hour per additional pound above 3 lbs.

Recipe Notes

If after 60 minutes the pork butt is not pull apart tender seal lid and cook for an additional 45 minutes. Meat tenderness can vary based on the amount of fat and freshness of the cut. 

Nutrition Facts
Slow Roasted Authentic Carnitas Recipe and Cilantro Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 136mg45%
Sodium 1005mg44%
Potassium 832mg24%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 12.1mg15%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.