Instant Pot™ Cuban Pork Tenderloin with Rice and Beans

This one-pot Cuban pork and rice meal is a quick and easy dinner, making it perfect for the weeknight rush. The flavors of mojo—a garlic-citrus sauce popular in Cuba—are what bring this dish together.
  • Total Time 40 Minutes
  • Medium
  • Prep Time 20 Minutes
  • Main Ingredient Pork
  • Servings 4
  • Ingredients 12


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 1/4 lb), trimmed, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa, as desired


Step 1 On 6-quart Instant Pot™, select SAUTE; adjust to normal. Heat oil in insert. Add pork; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until pork releases easily from bottom of insert. Stir. Select CANCEL.

Step 2 Stir in broth, orange juice, taco seasoning mix, garlic and cumin. Stir in beans and rice.

Step 3 Secure lid; set pressure valve to SEALING. Select MANUAL; cook on high pressure 12 minutes. Select CANCEL. Set pressure valve to VENTING to quick-release pressure.

Step 4 Stir in lime juice. Top with cilantro. Serve with salsa.


1 Serving: Calories 530 (Calories from Fat 130); Total Fat 14g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 85mg; Sodium 1050mg; Potassium 610mg; Total Carbohydrate 62g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 3g); Protein 40g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 25% Exchanges: 3 Starch, 0 Fruit, 1 Other Carbohydrate, 0 Skim Milk, 0 Low-Fat Milk, 0 Milk, 0 Vegetable, 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat, 0 Lean Meat, 0 High-Fat Meat, 2 Fat

Expert Tips

  • Don’t skip the step of trimming the pork tenderloin. That membrane doesn’t cook away, and it prevents flavors and seasonings from getting to the meat. To remove slippery silverskin, run a knife underneath the shiny membrane, and slice to remove the silverskin while removing as little meat as possible.
  • We used bottled refrigerated orange juice, but shelf-stable or fresh will work fine, too.