Overhead shot of pulled pork on a white plate with lime garnish
Thermomix Pulled Pork Recipe
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 32 mins

Pork carnitas is a lush juicy Mexican pulled pork dish which is ideal for pulled pork burgers, burritos, nachos & sandwich meat! Easy Thermomix pork recipe. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Barbeque, Mexican, Pork, Pulled Pork, Thermomix, Thermomix main
Servings: 20 burgers
Calories: 124 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
  • 2 kg pork shoulder or leg boneless and rindless
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 TBS Mexican oregano *see substitute
  • 120 g onion quartered
  • 3 red chilli with or without seeds
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorn
  • 20 g garlic
  • 2 oranges peeled & quartered
  • 500 g water PLUS water to replenish
  • 500 g liquid vegetable stock *see note
  • 3 TBS oil to fry - optional
  1. Wash and dry the pork.

  2. Combine the oregano and cumin in a small bowl. Pat the spices over the pork to coat.

  3. Place two egg rings in the deep Varoma basket. (This will stop the meat covering the steam vents.)

  4. Add the meat to the Varoma basket, fat side up. Reserve.

  5. Add the onion, chili, garlic and peppercorns to TM bowl. Chop 4 sec/Speed 9.

  6. Scrape down the bowl. Add the oranges to the bowl. Puree 5 sec/Speed 9.

  7. Scrape down the bowl, add water and liquid stock to the bowl.

  8. Place the TM lid on the bowl and stack the varoma on the lid. Cook 99 min/Varoma/Speed 2.

  9. Add 400g of additional water to the bowl. Cook 50 min/Varoma/ Speed 2.

  10. Add a further 400g of water to the bowl. Cook 40 min/Varoma/ Speed 2.

  11. Transfer the pork to a Thermo Server and use 2 forks to shred the meat.

  12. Add 3/4 cup of the orange sauce cooking liquid to the pork and massage it through the meat until its well combined.

Optional Mexican Style Serving Suggestion
  1. Heat oil in a heavy-based frying pan.

  2. Add enough pork to cover the base of the pan.

  3. Fry the meat without turning until the bottom on the meat is crisp.

  4. Remove the meat from the pan and use as a filling for Taco, Burrito or pulled pork burger.

Recipe Notes

Substitute Ingredients


Nutrition Facts
Thermomix Pulled Pork Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 272mg8%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 17.9mg22%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.