Baja Style Carnitas

Serves 6

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 2 1/2 hrs



  1. Melt 2 Tbsp lard in Dutch oven or Instant Pot, and brown the meat.
  2. Add sea salt and water to almost cover the meat.
  3. Simmer for 90 minutes, or cook on high pressure 30 minutes and release manually.
  4. Add the orange and simmer for another hour or 15-20 minutes on high pressure and release manually.
  5. Remove when the meat can be pulled apart easily with a fork. Shred and store in the fridge until serving time.
  6. To serve, heat a heavy bottomed skillet on high and add remaining 1 Tbsp lard. Add meat and cook until crisp.

To Plate

Place on lettuce leaves or in low-carb tortillas with your choice of toppings.

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