Pressure Cooker Pork Chili Verde is a cheaters carnitas - one of my favorite foods. The pork is tender, yet crispy and full of amazing flavor. Perfect on a taco or salad or even served over rice. Making this in the Instant Pot® means you can have slow-braised pork in about an hour.
Today was a pretty hectic day. I had to take a sick cat to the vet, with a toddler in tow. Monday is my grocery and errands day, so while I was waiting to pick up my cat, I went to three grocery stores (don't ask). By the time I got home, all I wanted to do was order in and watch hours of HGTV, but since I just went to three stores and had a fridge full of food, I decided to be an adult and make dinner. My choices were a pork shoulder, whole chicken, and some random frozen items. I used to panic on evenings like these, because any of these options need hours of prep and cooking. Tonight the Instant Pot® pressure cooker came to the rescue. I grabbed the pork shoulder, some spices, and a jar of salsa. 90 minutes later, dinner was on the table.
Pressure Cooker Pork Chili Verde
2 lbs. pork shoulder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 1/2 cups salsa verde
1/2 cup water
1. Combine spices in and rub on both sides of pork shoulder.
2. Add olive oil to the inner pot and set Instant Pot ® to saute. When oil shimmers, add the pork butt and brown for 3 minutes a side. Once browned, cover in salsa verde and water.
3. Set Instant Pot ® to meat/stew and adjust the time for 55 minutes, making sure the steam release handle is set to sealing. Once complete, let the steam vent naturally. This could take 10-20 minutes. Take two forks and shred the meat, being careful to remove as much fat as possible.
4. Line a sheet pan with foil. Place shredded pork shoulder on the pan and broil on high for 4 minutes. Turn the meat over and broil for another 4 minutes.
5. In order to reduce the sauce, it is important to remove as much fat as possible. I like this method, but feel free to use your favorite. Once most of the fat is removed, return the sauce to your pot and set it to saute. Reduce for 5 minutes and the pour on top of your shredded meat. Serve with tortillas or over rice.
Hi, I am Julie and welcome to Instantly Delicious. I am so glad you are here to share in my adventures with using an Instant Pot ® to make easy, nutritious, and Instantly Delicious food.
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