Low Carb Pork Carnitas
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Pulled Pork Carnitas - Keto Recipe

This delicious Low Carb Pulled Pork Carnitas recipe is the perfect base for many Mexican dishes. Favorsome with a mild heat.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time1 d 2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 15 serves
Calories: 342kcal
Author: Gerri



  • 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 cumin, oregano, erythritol, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp olive oil and marinate for 24 hours.
    Low Carb Pork Carnitas
  • Dice the onion, slice the jalapenos and place into the base of your pressure cooker.
  • Add the butter and garlic and saute over medium heat for 3 minutes.
    Low Carb Pork Carnitas
  • 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 pressure cooker and set the pressure switch to 2. Once steam is beginning to escape, drop the temperature to low and cook the pork for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours has passed, turn off the heat and allow your pressure cooker to sit and depressurize for 20 minutes before releasing the lid.
  • Gently remove the pork from the pressure cooker, it will be very soft and tear apart easily. We recommend using a set of tongs in each hand or a sturdy spyder 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 by two-thirds (2/3). Pour the reduced juices over the shredded pork.
  • To serve, 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.




Serving: 1serve | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.3mg