Pressure Cooker Carnitas!

My lovely Jolie gave me this recipe to try, and it’s great! It’s the perfect addition to the paleo tortilla rotation 🙂 Just throw a little bit of avocado salsa on it, and it’s a wonderful lunch, dinner, or snack.



  • 3 lb pork shoulder
  • 1 jar salsa verde (make sure there are no non-paleo ingredients such as sugar or canola oil)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • salt and pepper


Cut the pork into large chunks. Allow to come to room temperature. Liberally salt and pepper the outside. Turn the pressure cooker to “browning” and brown the pork on all sides. Set pork aside and cook the onions for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.  Pour in the salsa verde. Place pork back into the pressure cooker.  Cook on high pressure for 60 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally before opening.


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