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Keto Carnitas Recipe

Keto Carnitas

These Keto Carnitas are a super simple way to make dinner for the family. It is flavorful and the perfect low carb dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Natural Vent 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 309kcal
Author April Erhard


  • 1 lb Pork
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground garlic
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1 lime cut in half
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Gather the spices and mix them together.
  • Cut the pork into 1 inch sized pieces.
  • Then, rub the spices into the pork.
  • Put the pork pieces in the instant pot before you turn it on. Let sit for 5 minutes to allow the pork to marinate before cooking.
  • Slice the lime in half lengthwise.
  • Squeeze the lime over the pork.
  • Put the squeezed lime into the instant pot with the pork.
  • Then, add the water to the instant pot.
  • Close the lid to the instant pot and close the valve so that it is in the sealing position.
  • Set the Instant Pot to Manual on high for 40 minutes.
  • Let the Instant Pot vent naturally for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven broiler at 500 degrees F.
  • Then, using a slotted spoon take the pork out of the instant pot.
  • Place onto a silicone mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Using a fork shred the pork using two forks.
  • Let the pork crisp up in the oven for about 5 minutes, but keep an eye on it so it does not burn.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Carnitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 359mg16%
Potassium 343mg10%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 192IU4%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.