Instant Pot Beef Carnitas
Recipe type: beef
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Serves: serves 4
Make delicious beef carnitas with peppers and onions in under 30 minutes in the Instant Pot
  • 1½ lb. sirloin, cut into strips
  • ¼ c. orange juice
  • ¼ c. lime juice
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 1 T. chili powder
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 2 t. salt
  • 1 t. black pepper
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  1. Place the beef in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. Mix together the orange juice, lime juice, brown sugar, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Place the onions and peppers in the pot on top of the beef. Pour the juice mixture over top of the beef and vegetables and shut the lid.
  4. Hit the pressure cooker button and set it for 20 minutes on high. Once it has cooked for 20 minutes let the pressure release for 5 minutes on its own then hit the manual pressure release.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to remove the beef and vegetables from the pot.
  6. Serve on soft tortillas with cheese, sour cream, salsa, taco sauce, and jalapenos.
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