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Family Chow 7/28/14 – With Pressure Cooker Carnitas Recipe

Pressure Cooker Carnitas

Breakfast for the girls today was Super Cereal with a pear, banana chips and raisins. Lunch was leftover Primal Chicken Scallopini for all of us. For dinner I wanted carnitas but I didn’t feel like waiting for 4 hours to eat them. This is where my handy dandy pressure cooker saved the day. I was able to make some awesome, crispy carnitas in just over an hour! I’m seriously cooking them this way from now on.

Pressure Cooker Carnitas

3 lbs boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2 inch pieces
2 limes, juiced
1 large onion, quartered
1 jalapeno, diced
1 hot pepper of choice (I used Chinese), diced
6 cloves garlic, sliced
1 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 bay leaf
6 oz water
2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil

Heat the oil in your pressure cooker and saute the onions, garlic and peppers until soft and starting to brown, about 8-10 minutes. Add in the remaining ingredients and lock on the lid. Bring to pressure and set your timer for 1 hour. Release pressure and transfer meat to a foil lined baking sheet. Broil for 5-8 minutes to crisp up. Enjoy!

Pressure Cooker Carnitas
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Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 hot pepper of choice (I used Chinese), diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1½ tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 oz water
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in your pressure cooker and saute the onions, garlic and peppers until soft and starting to brown, about 8-10 minutes
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and lock on the lid
  3. Bring to pressure and set your timer for 1 hour
  4. Release pressure and transfer meat to a foil lined baking sheet
  5. Broil for 5-8 minutes to crisp up

 
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Category: Daily Eats, Recipes