June 8, 2022

Chipotle Style Carnitas Bowl (Instant Pot)

Chipotle Style Carnitas Bowl (Instant Pot)

No need to hit up Chipotle when you can easily make your own chipotle style carnitas bowl at home! Not only is this version super easy to make (hint - the Instant Pot is your BFF here), it's also much more cost effective.




For the carnitas:

For the bowls:

  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice (dry)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 tsp tajín seasoning (or chili powder)
  • 2 tbsps lime juice (fresh), plus zest from one lime
  • chopped romaine lettuce
  • cherry tomatoes, halved (for topping)
  • avocado, sliced
  • cilantro, for topping
  • crumbled cotija cheese, for topping (or feta)

For the carnitas:

  1. Place the cubed pork into the Instant Pot and add all remaining ingredients, toss to combine.
  2. Place the lid on and turn the vent to "sealing." Cook on high pressure for 40 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for ten minutes and then do a quick release.
  3. Remove the pork and shred with forks in the Instant Pot itself or in a large bowl.
  4. When ready to assemble the bowls, turn your oven to broil on high. Working in batches, add the pork to a pan lined with parchment paper, spreading it out evenly and toss with some of the juice from the Instant Pot. Cook for three minutes, then remove, toss with more juices and broil for three to four minutes, until crispy.

For the bowls:

  1. While the pork is cooking, make the rice. Rinse the rice well and then add to a medium sized pot with water. Cook according to package directions. When the rice has finished cooking, season with salt.
  2. Cook the frozen corn in boiling water for two to three minutes. Drain and season with salt.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, combine the beans with the tajín, lime juice and zest and stir to combine. Season with salt.
  4. When ready to assemble, add rice to a bowl along with the romaine, tomatoes, corn, crispy pork, beans, avocado, cilantro and cotija or feta if using.


Cook the pork ahead of time to make things go quicker.

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