Instant Pot Crispy Carnitas Tostadas are crispy, crunchy fried tortillas topped with savory pork, red onion, avocado, cheese, hot sauce, and more. They make for a tasty main dish, but also as a hearty snack or appetizer!
There are few things in the world that I love more than avocado, but one of them is carnitas. Whenever I see carnitas as an option on a menu, you better bet that I am ordering it immediately.
The juicy, savory pork is so tasty, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
Now, I’ve published plenty of pork recipes on the blog before, but none that are quite as satisfying as these Instant Pot crispy carnitas tostadas.
Let’s start with the carnitas, shall we? The pork gets cooked up in a citrusy sauce right in the Instant Pot until it’s nice and tender.
Then you make it extra delicious by sticking it under a broiler and letting it cook up with the juices from the Instant Pot.
This infuses the pork with even more flavor, while also letting it get crispy for amazing contrast.
Once it’s all cooked up, you simply pile the pork on crispy golden fried corn tortillas with all the toppings (including creamy avocado, because DUH)!
I could eat these tostadas every day from now until forever. The flavor just never gets old for me!
You can easily cook them up for a main dish alongside bacon cilantro lime grilled corn salad.
Another alternative is to serve it up for a party spread! It’s ideal for game day and you can let everyone make their own tostadas with the toppings they love.
If you happen to have any pork leftovers (it’s rare but sometimes it happens!), use it however you want!
Throw it in tacos, in a quesadilla, in a skillet with scrambled eggs, and whatever else you can possibly think of.
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