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Los tostones de carnitas son la botana perfecta para una fiesta

Tostones with Carnitas

Chef Adriana Martin
Tostones with carnitas recipe, a Caribbean favorite with a Mexican twist prepared with lean pork, condiments and TABASCO® Jalapeño Green Sauce for a mild spicy touch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Botana
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 14 servings


  • 1 pound of pork loin cut in chunks
  • 1 teaspooon of olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves or 1 big garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of TABASCO® Jalapeño Green Sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chicken stock
  • 4 green plantains cut in quarters
  • 2 tablespoons of frying oil
  • 1 cup of pork rinds
  • 1 serrano pepper cut in rounds
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup cup of tomatillo sauce combined with 2 tablespoons of TABASCO® Jalapeño Green Sauce
  • 2 limes cut in quarters


  • Cut the pork loin in four segments and fry with olive oil. Season with chopped garlic, cumin, black pepper, oregano, the TABASCO® Jalapeño Green Sauce, and the chicken stock. Close the pressure cooker and cook for 50 minutes. When the carnitas are ready shred the meat and set aside.
  • Combine the tomatillo sauce with the TABASCO® Jalapeño Green Sauce on a mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Cut the green plantains in 3 - 4 segments depending on the size of the plantain. And remove the skin.
  • In a frying pan add the oil and when hot fry slightly the plantain segments on it. Take out and with the help of a tostonera smash the cooked plantain to form a flat toston. Fry again and when crispy take out and place on a paper towel to remove the excess fat. Repeat this process until you finish with all the pieces.
  • Place the warm tostones on a plate and layer with shredded carnitas, the green tomatillo sauce, cilantro leaves, the serrano slices, and pork rinds. Add limes and enjoy.


If desired your can use frozen tostones to save time, however fresh tostones are tastier. This recipe is also great for using meat leftovers. 
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