HOW TO MAKE PORK TOSTADAS
Homemade Mexican food is growing in popularity and this should come as no surprise. In addition to being delicious, many Mexican dishes are fun to make. If you want to do something new in the kitchen, try making pork tostadas. Pork tostadas are definitely among the most popular. While you might think they are difficult to make when you first look at them, the truth is the recipe is pretty easy to follow. Here is a simple recipe how to make pork tostadas in just a couple of hours.
Pork loin roast (about 3 pounds)
8 Size six inch corn tortillas
1 cup Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
3 large Onions, chopped
1 medium Green pepper, chopped
1 cup salsa
½ cup black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup frozen corn
¼ cup cilantro, minced
½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon ground pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
1. Place the 3lb pork loin roast on a pan and add one teaspoon of salt, oregano, pepper and cayenne to it and gently rub the seasonings into the loin. The pork loin should then be placed in a roasting pan fat side up. Do not cover the pan. Once in the oven, bake the loin at 325 degrees. Usually, it will need to bake for about two hours.
2. Place a saute pan on the stove and add in three chopped onions. Mix in two tablespoons of canola oil let the onions saute until they are soft. Place three cloves of garlic to the mix and let it cook for another three minutes.
3. Mix in all the main seasoning ingredients that truly do contribute to the taste of the pork tostadas. These ingredients include one chopped green pepper, a half a cup of corn, a half a cup of drained black beans, a full cup of salsa, a single teaspoon of paprika, a mere half teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and a minute amount – about a quarter of a teaspoon — of hot pepper sauce. Beware of overdoing it because it can really overtake the taste of the tostadas.
4. Allow all the ingredients to come to a boil. When it does, lower the heat, cover the pan, and let it simmer for a maximum of 20 minutes. Stir the mix a bit and add in a little cilantro to it.
5. Remove the cooked pork from the oven. Let it cool a little. While it is still warm you can shred it with forks.
6. Fry the tortillas in the remaining canola oil. You will fry each tortilla one-by-one until both sides are golden brown. You will probably have to flip them to do this. Upon removing them from the pain, use paper towels to soak up the excess oil the tortillas may have absorbed.
7. Place tortillas on serving plates. Top with shredded pork, onion mixture and a little bit of cheese.
Sure, it requires effort to make pork tostadas but this will definitely be worth it when you see the results.
Makes 8 servings