Instant Pot Pork Carnitas Lettuce Wraps Recipe (Paleo | Whole30)
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Recipe type: Instant Pot
Cuisine: Mexican Whole30 Paleo
Serves: 6
  • 3-4 lb pork shoulder
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice, plus oranges quartered
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1-2 T jalapeños (optional)
  • cilantro and salsa to garnish
  1. Cut pork in 1" cubes and season with salt, cumin, paprika, and chili powder.
  2. Turn Instant Pot to "sauté ". Once hot add oil, juice of 1 lime, and meat. Cook for 5-8 min, browning on both sides.
  3. Add remaining lime and orange juice, quartered oranges, chicken stock, garlic, onion, parsley, and (optional) jalapeño to meat.
  4. Lock lid, close pressure valve, press "manual" setting, and cook for 30 minutes.
  5. Allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes, then manually release remaining.
  6. Remove pork from pot and place on cutting board.
  7. Shred pork with a fork
  8. Serve inside romaine lettuce leaves, topped with cilantro and salsa. Mango salsa (chopped mango, chopped red onion, lime juice, salt and pepper) is my favorite, but any salsa will do.
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