Pulled Pork Carnitas – Delicious Keto Mexican Recipe

Sharing is caring!

Keto Pork Carnitas in a bowl with cilantro
Keto Pork Carnitas

This Low Carb Pulled Pork Carnitas recipe is the perfect base for many tasty meals. Great for expanding your Mexican Keto recipe list. 

A pressure cooker is an asset to any kitchen, and we certainly get loads of use out of both our instant pot and stove-top pressure cookers.

ketone meters reviews

If you’re after a recipe to accompany your Pork Carnitas try our Mexican Cauliflower Rice. It’s delicious!

This recipe can also be cooked in a slow cooker if you prefer to set and forget. After marinating the pork, place all the ingredients into your slow cooker. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

This Keto Pork Carnitas recipe makes approximately 12 servings. 1 serving is 140g/5oz and has 1g net carbs.

Leftover Keto Carnitas can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

Pulled Pork Carnitas Ingredients

Keto Pork Carnitas Ingredients in an instant pot
Keto Pork Carnitas Ingredients
  • 4-5 pounds of Boneless Pork Shoulder (Butt)
  • 2 tablespoons of Erythritol
  • 1 teaspoon of Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup of Salted Butter
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 2 large Jalapenos, sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 Limes, zest, and juice
  • 2 cups of Chicken Stock

How To Make Pulled Pork Carnitas

Keto Pork Carnitas on a fork
How to make Keto Pork Carnitas
  1. Remove any string or netting from the pork. Unroll it and cut deep slits in the meat to ensure even marinating and cooking.
  2. Rub the pork with the oregano, erythritol, salt, pepper, and olive oil and marinate for at least 3 hours, or overnight for best results.
  3. Set your instant pot to saute, add the butter, onion, jalapenos and garlic. Saute until the onion starts to turn translucent.
  4. Add the lime juice, zest, and chicken stock, followed by the marinated pork. Keeping the skin and fat to the top.
  5. Place the lid on your instant pot and set to high pressure for 2 hours.
  6. After 2 hours have passed, use the natural release technique before removing the lid.
  7. Gently remove the pork, it will be very soft and tear apart easily. We recommend using a set of tongs in each hand or a sturdy spider tool to remove it.
  8. Put the pork into a baking tray and shred the meat with the tongs or a pair of forks.
  9. Turn the heat back to high and reduce the cooking juices to about 2 cups. Pour the reduced juices over the shredded pork.
  10. To serve the carnitas, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium to high heat. Add the pork to the pan and press down gently.
  11. Cook until the pork is as crispy as you desire.

Keto Pork Carnitas in a bowl with cilantro

Easy Pulled Pork Carnitas Recipe

This Delicious Low Carb Pulled Pork Carnitas recipe is the perfect base for many Mexican dishes. Favorsome with a mild heat.
5 from 73 votes
Print Pin
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Marinating: 3 hrs
Total Time: 5 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Gerri

Ingredients

  • 5 lb Pork Shoulder (butt) boneless
  • 2 tbsp Erythritol
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Salted Butter
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 2 large Jalapeno sliced
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 2 Limes zest and juice
  • 2 cup Chicken Stock

Instructions

  • Remove any string or netting from the pork. Unroll it and cut deep slits in the meat to ensure even marinating and cooking.
  • Rub the pork with the oregano, erythritol, salt, pepper, and olive oil and marinate for at least 3 hours, or overnight for best results.
  • Set your instant pot to saute, add the butter, onion, jalapenos and garlic. Saute until the onion starts to turn translucent.
  • Add the lime juice, zest, and chicken stock, followed by the marinated pork. Keeping the skin and fat to the top.
  • Place the lid on your instant pot and set to high pressure for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours have passed, use the natural release technique before removing the lid.
  • Gently remove the pork, it will be very soft and tear apart easily. We recommend using a set of tongs in each hand or a sturdy spider tool to remove it.
  • Put the pork into a baking tray and shred the meat with the tongs or a pair of forks.
  • Turn the heat back to high and reduce the cooking juices to about 2 cups. Pour the reduced juices over the shredded pork.
  • To serve the carnitas, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium to high heat. Add the pork to the pan and press down gently.
  • Cook until the pork is as crispy as you desire.

Video

Easy Pulled Pork Instant Pot Recipe – Delicious Mexican Carnitas – Low Carb & Keto (1g Carbs)

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 140g | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 596mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg
Low Carb Pork Carnitas in a bowl
Low Carb Pork Carnitas

Our Low Carb Pulled Pork Carnitas recipe is perfectly delicious straight from the pan. But we’ve got so much more planned for them. Try our;

To make a larger batch of this Keto Pulled Pork Carnitas recipe adjust the servings in the card above.

Sharing is caring!

Best Keto Fat Bombs Recipes

11 thoughts on “Pulled Pork Carnitas – Delicious Keto Mexican Recipe”

    • Hi John,

      You sure can. I recommend cooking for 2.5-3 hours to start with, then check doneness before cooking longer. Let us know how it goes 🙂

  1. Absolutely delicious! This is now one of our favorite recipes. We will be making this regularly! Instead of crisping the carnitas in a pan, we do it in the oven with a high broil.

    Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.