Shredded Pork Carnitas

This mouthwatering instant pot carnitas recipe is perfect for those following a keto or low-carb diet. With only 1.9g of net carbs per serving, you can enjoy classic Mexican flavors without the guilt.

What Makes These Carnitas So Special?

Buttery, Garlicky, Full-Flavored Pork

The pork shoulder is first marinated overnight in a zesty blend of lime, jalapeños, oregano, and other spices to infuse it with maximum flavor. Then it cooks up melt-in-your-mouth tender in the instant pot.

Versatile and Customizable
Shred up these carnitas to top salads, make tacos, fill burritos or enjoy on their own! The reduced cooking liquid transforms into a rich, flavorful sauce.

Nutritious and Satisfying With 43g of protein per serving, this recipe will keep you feeling full and energized. It’s also packed with bone-strengthening calcium and iron.

This dish brings all the textures and flavors of classic carnitas to your keto lifestyle. Keep reading for the full recipe!

Frequently Asked Questions

What cut of pork works best? Pork shoulder, also called Boston butt, becomes very tender when cooked low and slow. Make sure to remove netting or string before cooking.

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Can I use a slow cooker instead? Absolutely! Cook for 8-10 hours on low if using a slow cooker.

How should I store leftover carnitas? Store shredded carnitas in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat gently before serving.

What should I serve with the carnitas? Try our easy Mexican cauliflower rice or make carnitas tacos or burritos. Top salads or enjoy on its own!

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