Carnitas Tacos

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes



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Ninja® Foodi™ 6.5-qt. | The Pressure Cooker that Crisps™ | Air Fryer (OP305CO)

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  • 2 pounds uncooked boneless pork shoulder, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled, crushed
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 orange
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (or 20 leaves fresh)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 large onion, peeled
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • 12 (6-inch) corn or flour tortillas, for serving


  • Avocado, sliced
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Hot sauce
  • Sour cream
  • Lime wedges

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  1. Place pork, garlic, orange juice and zest, oregano, salt, pepper, and chili powder in pot. Stir to combine.
  2. Place onion and stock in pot. Assemble pressure lid, making sure the PRESSURE RELEASE valve is in the SEAL position.
  3. Select PRESSURE and set to HIGH. Set time to 20 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin.
  4. When pressure cooking is complete, quick release the pressure by moving the PRESSURE RELEASE valve to the VENT position. Carefully remove lid when unit has finished releasing pressure.
  5. Select SEAR/SAUTE and set to MD:HI. Select START/STOP. Using silicone-tipped tongs, remove onion from pot and shred pork. Allow pork to simmer for 10 minutes, or until the liquid in pot is reduced, stirring occasionally.
  6. Once liquid is reduced, stir agave nectar into the shredded pork. Close crisping lid. Select BROIL and set time to 8 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin.
  7. When cooking is complete, stir in cilantro or parsley and add salt if needed. Place carnitas into tortillas and assemble with your favorite toppings.

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