Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Una Olla Carnitas Street Tacos



This is a recipe that I have used for many years, even once upon a time for weight loss believe it or not! Tacos seem to be very filling and not many calories or Weight Watchers points, especially when you load up on the raw vegetable filling. My original recipe required the use of a lot of kitchenware, including cookie sheets, a cast iron skillet, and my stove top pressure cooker. Instant Pot has made it possible to only use one pot, hence the name "una olla"! Enjoy, I know we sure did!

Una Olla Carnitas Street Tacos
by Willie Simmons

2 Tablespoons cumin
1 Tablespoons oregano
1 teaspoons garlic powder
1 Tablespoons onion powder
1 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
1 teaspoons ancho chile powder
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoons black pepper
2 pounds pork shoulder
4 Tablespoons avocado oil, divided
12 ounces orange juice
Chopped cilantro
Chopped white onions
Corn or flour tortillas

Set Instant Pot to Sauté.

Mix dry seasoning. Cut pork into 2-inch chunks. Sprinkle seasoning over pork and rub it in.

Once the Instant Pot screen says "hot", add 2 Tablespoons of oil and sauté the pork until brown on all sides, scraping the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon as the pork browns.

Set Instant Pot to Meat/Stew.

Pour in orange juice and close the Instant Pot top and set to Sealing. Cook for 35 minutes and then do a Quick Release. Remove meat. Liquids may be discarded.

Set Instant Pot to Sauté.

Brown the meat in remaining oil, breaking up chunks as you stir until the meat just begins to get crispy.
Heat tortillas by turning off Instant Pot and placing the tortillas on top of meat and putting the cover back on for 5 minutes.

Serve the meat on heated corn tortillas with chopped cilantro and chopped onions.

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