Instant Pot Citrus Pork Shoulder Recipe

Makes 12 servings | Gluten free and dairy free

Step 1

1 Tbsp kosher salt
2 tsp garlic powder
Zest of 1 orange
Zest of 1 lime
1 tsp ground black pepper

Step 2

5 pounds boneless pork shoulder - cut into 3-4 pieces
1 Tbsp coconut oil or ghee
½ c. liquid (including citrus juice from orange and lime plus water if needed)



  1. In a small bowl, mix salt, garlic, orange zest, lime zest and pepper. Season pork pieces with spice mixture.
  2. Select Instant Pot SAUTE function; heat coconut oil. Sear pork in batches, until well browned on the outside.
  3. Add liquid and return meat to the pot. Twist lid to seal.
  4. Select MANUAL function and set timer for 70 minutes. Allow to naturally depressurize. (For a slow cooker, the searing step can either be skipped (eliminate the fat) or done in a pan and transferred to the slow cooker. Cook about 6-8 hours on low or until tender enough to shred.)

Batch Cooking:
Here’s how it works. You make one huge batch of Citrus Pork Shoulder. When the pork shoulder is cooking, you prep for the other three meals:

Once the pork is done, you use it in those three meals immediately or store in the fridge or freezer for later in the week.

Click here for a printable PDF with the complete grocery list and all four recipes.

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