Beef Carnitas Recipe




Beef Carnitas Recipe

Ingredients :
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 (3 pounds) boneless beef chuck roast
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
3 poblano pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
16 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
3 cups crumbled queso fresco or shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Optional toppings: Cubed avocado, sour cream and minced fresh cilantro

How To Make Beef Carnitas :
Mix the first 9 ingredients. Cut roast in half; rub with 1/4 cup spice mixture. Cover remaining mixture and store in a cool dry place. (Mix will keep for up to 1 year.)
Select saute setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker and adjust for high heat; add oil. Brown roast on all sides. Place onions and peppers on meat. Top with salsa. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 40 minutes. Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure .
Remove roast; shred with 2 forks. Skim fat from cooking juices. Return meat to pressure cooker; heat through. Using a slotted spoon, place 1/2 cup meat mixture on each tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese. Add toppings of your choice.

Nutrition Facts :
1 serving: 415 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 830mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.


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