Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Carnitas

prep:5 minutes
cook:45 minutes
Show nutritional information
  • Serves: 8
  • Calories: 643
  • Total Fat: 42g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 14g
  • Protein: 48g
This is a very easy way to make pulled pork (carnitas) in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker. It really doesn't get any easier than this! Perfect for people that find planning ahead challenging.... like me! Top these with our Avocado Salsa or the toppings of your choice.

Serves: 8

Serves: 8decrease servingsincrease servings




Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Place the pork shoulder in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
  2. Add the chicken stock or water to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add the garlic cloves and roughly chopped onion. Season the top of the pork shoulder with salt and pepper.
  4. Lock the lid and cook on high pressure for at least 45 minutes. Depending on the size of your shoulder, it might take more or less time. Cook until the pork shreds easily with a fork.
  5. To make the tacos: warm the cassava flour tortillas over medium heat until pliable. Add a layer of shredded iceberg lettuce, then the carnitas, and top with our Easy Avocado Salsa. Serve immediately!
Our recipes are created using Paleo, Primal and Gluten-free guidelines. Learn more about our diet and lifestyle at

Add a Note

My Notes:

Add a Note
Primal Palate Spice Blends

Other recipes you might like

Share a recipe

Upload your own recipes to Primal Palate, and help others find great food on our site,, meal planner and app!

Primal Palate Cooking Channel


    There are no reviews yet.

    Write a Review

    You need to be registered and logged in to post a review.