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Pressure Cooker Pork Carnitas Tostadas

Let your stovetop or countertop pressure cooker do the hard work on this easy pork dinner. Ideal for Taco Tuesday with the family, these crispy tostadas are topped with pulled pork that’s tender and loaded with flavor. No need to marinate, just add all the ingredients to your pressure cooker and you’re ready to rock dinner time with a bang! Serve with your favorite taco toppings and make the recipe your own by experimenting with new flavor pairings.


Yield: Serves 3-4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

For Carnitas
½ cup orange juice
1 cup chicken stock
¼ cup Kikkoman® Soy Sauce
2 pounds pork loin
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried garlic
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon olive oil for broiling

For Serving
8 tostada shells
1 cup mashed avocado or guacamole
⅔ cup iceberg lettuce,shredded
½ cup cilantro, chopped
⅔ cup tomato, chopped
⅓ cup red onion, chopped
Lime wedges


  1. Stir together orange juice, chicken stock and soy sauce in a small bowl and pour into pressure cooker. Place pork tenderloin in the pressure cooker and sprinkle dry spices on top. Lock lid and close vent valve. Press “Manual”setting for 40 minutes.
  2. Once timer goes off, allow pressure to naturally release before opening vent valve. Remove lid and shred pork with two forks on a cutting board. Turn oven to broil. Transfer shredded pork to a baking pan and pour ½ cup of juices from the pot over pork. Drizzle with olive oil and broil for 7-10 minutes, until pork is lightly crisped on top.
  3. Serve shredded pork over guacamole on a tostada. Top with lettuce, cilantro, tomato, red onion and a squeeze of lime.


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