Pork Carnitas the easy way
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tender shredded pork to make healthier un "fried" carnitas, just crisp them in a pan, no need to boil in lard, the pressure cooker makes the meat nice and tender without being greasy
Recipe type: Meat, Pork
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 8 servings
  • 4-5 lbs pork ribs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • add onion, 3 garlic cloves, chili powder, or another favorite seasoning
  1. Place 4-5 lbs pork ribs in a pressure cooker
  2. (cutting the meat into smaller pieces ensures the meat will all be cooked evenly tender, rather than putting large pieces of meat in all at once.
  3. Add one cup of water
  4. salt the top of the meat
  5. Heat meat in the pressure cooker, when it comes to temperature (when the toggle on top rocks in a steady rhythm) turn on medium heat and cook 50 minutes.
  6. If using an electric pressure cooker, simply set it to 1 hour.
  7. Release the pressure.
  8. Remove from the pressure cooker, shred pork with 2 forks.
  9. Heat oil in a skillet ( I used my cast-iron skillet, but any skillet would work) and cook until crispy.
  10. Now, it's ready to serve.
Recipe by Created by Diane at https://www.createdby-diane.com/2012/04/pork-carnitas-the-easy-way.html