Instant Pot Pork Carnitas Recipe – Boneless Pork Sirloin Roasts JUST $0.99/lb at Smith’s!

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Smith's has a STELLAR sale price happening this week on their Boneless Pork Sirloin Roasts. They will cost you a mere $0.99/lb as apposed to the regular $4.00/lb price! The roasts are sold whole in a bag. The cost is around $10 for the entire roast. When you cut the package open the roast is portioned into 4 sections. You are going to want to stock your freezers with a couple of these roasts, and I wanted to share a family favorite recipe that utilizes these roasts.

Pork Carnitas

My family LOVES tacos! Beef, chicken, pork. They're all delicious. I like to use the pork roast to make pork carnitas. My go to recipe is friendly for an Instant Pot. If you don't have an instant pot you seriously need to get one! This kitchen is a mom's best friend! It's a pressure cooker and literally cooks your food in no time flat. I can take frozen meat and make a delicious dinner ready to be served in 1 hour - that's crazy!

For the Pork Carnitas your roast will be fork tender in 2 hours, which takes 8 hours in a regular crock pot. The pork carnitas can be served with just about anything. Serve them like regular tacos with all the toppings, or simply spoon them over rice. Whatever works for you.

For leftovers, I like to throw my meat back into my Instant Pot with a bottle of BBQ sauce. Cook it on manual for 15 minutes and voila you have pulled BBQ pork to throw on a bun!


Instant Pot Pork Carnitas
Tender & Crispy Pork Carnitas ready to serve in 2 hours!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 5 min
  1. 4 pound Pork Sirloin Roast
  2. 1 T chili powder
  3. 2 tsp ground cumin
  4. 2 tsp dried oregano
  5. 2 tsp salt
  6. 1 tsp black pepper
  7. 2 onions, quartered
  8. 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  9. 1/2 cup chicken broth
  10. 2 T olive oil
  1. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Season pork shoulder with spice mixture, rubbing in thoroughly on all sides.
  2. Brown the roast in olive oil on all sides in the instant pot using the "saute" button.
  3. Place garlic, onions and chicken broth into instant pot with roast. Cover and lock lid in place. Select the meat/stew button and set timer to 120, and that's it!
  4. When the instant pots is through cooking turn the valve to "vent" for quick release. Once it's ready, remove pork from the instant pot and shred the meat before returning to the pot with the juices; season with salt and pepper, to taste, if needed.
  5. Preheat oven to broil. Place pork carnitas onto a baking sheet and broil until crisp and crusted, about 3-4 minutes (I added fresh chopped cilantro to my pork before popping it under the broiler).
  6. Serve immediately with tortillas, rice, taco toppings, etc. The possibilities are endelss!
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  1. If I habe a 2lb pirk sirloin roast could I cut the time in half?
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