Wild Turkey Carnitas Tacos

In my house we love hunting turkeys and eating tacos. What better way to combine the two than in my kitchen. When it comes to cooking wild turkey the pressure cooker is my best friend. It's fast and easy. So, I came up with a pressure cooker Wild turkey carnitas.

(Recipe submission photo by Kat Brown)


  • 2 wild turkey breasts
  • 1 quart homemade wild turkey stock
  • 1 small onion, (chopped)
  • 5 cloves garlic, (peeled and whole)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • half of a fresh pineapple
  • 1 jalapeno (if you like heat)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Salt
  • 5 tablespoons lard or olive oil


  1. Add the wild turkey and all the ingredients except the lard to the pressure cooker pot
  2. Put the lid on the pressure cooker and set the timer for an hour to an hour and a half (depending on how big the breasts are)
  3. Manually depressurize the pressure cooker and shred the meat with a fork. there will be some juice you can strain it off before the meat is shredded.
  4. Heat up an iron skillet with lard or oil and add shredded wild turkey meat to crisp it up.
  5. Then add it to your preferred tortillas (I prefer corn for these) with an avocado, lime, cilantro, Mexican cheese, and your favorite salsa.

Thank you for the chance to show off my recipe.

(NWTF recreation of Kat's recipe)

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