Instant Pot Beer Braised Pork Carnitas
A solid recipe for instant pot beer braised pork carnitas. The ultimate Mexican pulled pork meat to up your taco night.
dinnner, Lunch, weeknight meals
pork belly or bacon
you can also use orange juice if you'd like
dried or fresh
sliced in half
Dice all the meat into 2cm/1inch pieces and place in the instant pot.
Mix all the ingredients except the lime juice and mix with the meat in the instant pot.
Close the lid and set the time to
high pressure for 27 minutes.
When the timer beeps let the instant pot naturally de-pressurize for 10 minutes. Manually let out the rest
Strain the meat from the liquid, saving the liquid.
Get a frying pan hot over medium heat and add the olive oil. Fry the meat in batches until nicely browned.
Always be careful when adding wet ingredients to hot oil as it will splatter a bit.
Add all the fried meat back in the pan and add the saved braising liquid. Cook over medium heat until most of the liquid is evaporated. Season with lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.
If you want to make this ahead of time you can pressure cook it and let it cool in the liquid in a sealed container overnight for up to 3 days. Fry the following day.
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