Cochinita Pork Pibil with Xni-Pec Garnish
Cochinita Pibil is a traditional Mexican slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatan Peninsula of Mayan origin. It is pulled pork shoulder marinated and braised in achiote paste, orange juice, and spices! Take your Taco Nights to a whole new level!
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
  • package of achiote paste ½ (of a 3 ounce)
  • whole all spice ¼ teaspoon
  • garlic cloves 1
  • white onion ½
  • Mexican cinnamon stick (or ½ teaspoon powered) 1
  • dried Mexican oregano 1 tablespoon
  • cumin seeds ¼ tablespoon
  • cloves whole or ⅛ teaspoon ¼ teaspoon
  • dried Chile Powder (optional) ½ teaspoon
  • salt 1 tablespoon
  • fresh orange juice 1 cup
  • apple cider vinegar ½ cup
  • pork butt 4 pounds
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the meat and blend until mixture is smoothly puréed.
  2. Place the pork butt in an IMUSA stock pot and add the puré.
  3. Marinade for at least 1 hour or, even better, overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Place the pork butt and marinade in an IMUSA pressure cooker and bring to high heat.
  5. When the orange pressure regulator pops up, lower to medium heat and cook for an additional 90 minutes.
  6. Take off the heat allow the orange pressure regulator to go down.
  7. Remove the lid and using a potato masher, shred the meat.