Insta Pot Carnitas

So, the latest craze is the Insta Pot!! I’ve not yet bought one but plan to very soon – this recipe is super easy and looks amazing – Try it and let me know what YOU think! (think leftovers for taco salad during the week!! or for Pork burrito bowls!)  This just looks amazing – doesn’t it??

Adapted from nom nom paleo!


Serves 6


  • 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 2 teaspoons Diamond Crystal brand kosher salt, more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoons crushed dried oregano leaves, preferably Mexican
  • 1 medium orange (I like using Cara Cara)
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon ghee, avocado oil, lard, or favorite high temperature cooking fat (optional)
  • 1 small white onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • 1 head butter lettuce, leaves removed, washed and spun dry (Siete’s grain-free tortillas are awesome as well.)
  • 2 Hass avocados, peeled and sliced
  • 1-2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, sliced (optional)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3 limes, quartered